Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

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Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby troydquinn » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi,
I recently sold a 1980s metallic gun metal grey Clamont 810 on eBay (pic below). The successful bidder bought the bike thinking it was made by Geoff Scott. It doesn't say "Geoff Scott" anywhere on the bike. It has a decal on the seat tube "Made in Japan".
My questions are:
1) Was the tubing or the whole bike made in Japan?
2) Was this bike made by Geoff Scott?

All help greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby rogerrabbit » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:27 pm

The whole frame was made in Japan. Geoff made custom frames under the same brand but many Clamonts were mass produced.

He made a custom one for me, which was very nice.
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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby familyguy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:11 am

Did Clamont not bring in Miyata's under some sort of naming rights deal, too? That may well be a Miyata-built frame.

EDIT: The more I look at it, the more I'm convinced its one of the re-stickered Miyata frames. Probably one of their spline triple butted jobbies. Quality, strong, good condition.

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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby familyguy » Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:33 pm

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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby Wazza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:55 pm

Thread resurrection, Guys I just got this off Gumtree and I was hoping to date the frame. I haven't picked it up yet so I don't know if there are any identifiers, build numbers etc. Does anyone know if Clamont frames were catalogued. Any help appreciated.

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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby toolonglegs » Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:20 pm

I don't know much about them... mine is still sitting in the cellar, haven't touched it since I started this thread viewtopic.php?f=23&t=71286 .
Way too many projects waiting to started let alone completed!.
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Re: Was my Clamont made by Geoff Scott?

Postby Wazza » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:02 pm

Thanks TLL. I did have a look at a couple of 'Clamont' threads this arvo but missed yours. Looks like a wait n see proposition.
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