Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

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Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:33 am

Anyone have any idea what this is? The obvious distinguishing feature is the brazed on "F" insignia on the head tube. Frejus? Flying Scot?

I'm asking on behalf of a friend and I only have this snap taken a few weeks ago, but I can ask for more details. Track dropouts from memory.

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Re: Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:26 am

Can't help except in the negative sense, definitely not Flying Scot.

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Re: Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

Postby Torana68 » Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:27 am

a bit closer to home, 50's Oz....... Firth? :)
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Re: Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:13 pm

could it be Australian?
The "F" 's listed on the Australian brands include the following
Flash Cycles 492 Beaumont St Mt. Lawley WA
Fleet WA
Flying Ace Bradfords Perth WA
Flying Arrow Perth WA
Flying Atom Mt Hawthorn WA
Flying Eagle South Perth WA

You know about the Flash, and as the others have two words, and their names invoke stylised insignias, how about a Fleet?
[started in Jan 1946]
Is it the earlier incarnation of the current Fleet Cycles?
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Re: Frame ID - Giant "F" on headtube

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:52 pm

Flash's insignia was the lightning bolt on the headtube and fork blades, so it isn't that. I'm pretty sure it isn't a Flying Arrow. I don't know about the others but the owner ran it past the members of the Historical Cycle Club a few months ago to no avail, and there certainly some members who would remember if they'd seen anything like it before.
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