Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Myles on Tue 26/Apr/11 9:41am

Any one no how to track down who made a frame , 531 Reynolds tubing , suntour drop outs an the number under the bb is a13469 and possibly nz made?
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Oli on Tue 26/Apr/11 11:16am

Some decent photos of details like the lugs and fork crown could possibly help. The serial number might be a date of manufacture, i.e. 13th April 1969?
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Myles on Tue 26/Apr/11 12:50pm

Ok I'll add some tonight when I get home, cheers
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Oli on Tue 26/Apr/11 7:30pm

Hmm, they look like Prugnat lugs or copies...Something about it says Bosomworth to me, but possibly a Mitchell? Judging by the SunTour track ends it's an 80s frame, not a 60s one. Very nice build, anyway. Cool blue as well.
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby johnL on Tue 26/Apr/11 8:51pm

chase up Mike Bosomworth to see if the number makes sense. I think michell
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Simonius_Titius on Wed 27/Apr/11 5:15am

I don't know Prugnats but the Bocama Competition 83 looks feasible from the side, does the top match?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/4264617120/in/set-72157623184771122
Bocama Competition 83, from Richard Sachs Lug Library

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/4264617120/in/set-72157623184771122
Bocama Competition 83

Flickr - Spokesniffer has posted the set "Richie Sachs Lug Library", you can hover over any likely suspects to see the name.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10703870@N06/sets/?&page=4

My Tardme archive has a couple of fuzzy pix of windowed lugs on one Bosomworth, none in the few Mitchells.

It distresses me that some folk destroy the maker's name from good frames and replace it with whatever irrelevant stickers they have to hand. I have an Italian frame of some sort hiding under a few mm of powdercoat and some Azonic stickers. :angry:
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby ultraslowrider on Wed 27/Apr/11 8:52am

Oli wrote:Hmm, they look like Prugnat lugs or copies...Something about it says Bosomworth to me, but possibly a Mitchell? Judging by the SunTour track ends it's an 80s frame, not a 60s one. Very nice build, anyway. Cool blue as well.


My 2c worth.

I'm with Oli on the Prugnat lugs, I used to have a Falcon San Remo with very similar if not identical lugs. Though my San remo was mid 70's from memory, and a road frame...
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Myles on Thu 28/Apr/11 10:15am

I've got in contact with mike an ive got to double check the serial number incase I read the 8 as a 6 an if so it's a Eddie bosomworth frame built on the 13 April 1988
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby johnL on Thu 28/Apr/11 11:19am

sweet I knew it was a bosomworth :sly:
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby Oli on Thu 28/Apr/11 11:24am

That would have been much clearer if you'd actually finished what you were saying... :p
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby EoinC on Thu 28/Apr/11 11:46am

johnL wrote:sweet I knew it was a bosomworth :sly:
Yeah, of course it’s a Mitchell Bosomworth...
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby johnL on Thu 28/Apr/11 11:52am

problem was I had both.....and a Pertini (actually the same Mitchell in different paint done by Eddy Bosomworth)
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Re: Finding A Frames Builder

Postby EoinC on Thu 28/Apr/11 12:04pm

johnL wrote:problem was I had both.....and a Pertini (actually the same Mitchell in different paint done by Eddy Bosomworth)
I've still got a (sad) Mitchell hanging deep in the bowels of my workshop down in Perth. It's one of those "One day I'm gonna..." projects that is intended to prove that the DNA of my youth contains some similarity to my current alien moving cadaver. Of course it'll have to wait until I can find where I put my wood-soled Duegi's 30 (very) odd years ago.
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