Unknown road touring bike identification

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Unknown road touring bike identification

Postby utedeej » Sun Apr 08, 2012 7:39 am

Was over at my mates place and remembered a bike that i had given him a few years back (bought at a garage sale). I knew it was quite a good bike, but wasn't really doing much with my finds back then. Anyway to cut a long story short, he wasn't using it any more, and she was sitting outside in the elements, so the bike and i decided to re-consumate our first meeting.

The frame is too big for me (i like a 58ish seat tube) so i won't be using the frame for me - thought the mate is keen to do some longer organised rides with me at a later date, so i might rebuild it for him.

I am keen to use the parts later for a older style tourer build up. I like the idea of having friction shifters on a tourer - the simplicity if anyone goes wrong - though i should actually organise a tour too.

Anyway, to the point of this - i just wanted to share my bike and also ask does anyone recognise the frame. I know it is a long shot due to no stickers but it does have quite a distinctive serial number format. The Serial number has four different rows, the first being 3k6904 across the top, then the next 3 rows are at 90 degrees to the first and are IFN at top, 121 in the middle and 85 at the bottom that should makes sense when looking at the pic.

Frame - 126mm wide stays, 62 c-c seat tube, 57 c-c top tue and 20.5 head tube.
Handlebars - Sakae randonner
Stem - SR
Seatpost - Brev 26.2
Cranks - SR Aerox 170mm triple
Brakelevers - Gold anodised Gran Compe
Brakes - Gold anodised Gran Compe
Front derailleur - Suntour Mountech
Rear derailleur - Suntour Cyclone long cage
Pedals - Suntour with Christophe Speciale XL clips
BB - stronglight (haven't taken off cranks to check size)
Rims - Mavic Module 4 27"
Hubs - Unknown Campagnolo
Headset - Shimano 600 Arabesque

I've also posted on Bikeforum to see if anyone else knows.

Cheers

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