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Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Oct 23, 2016 8:30 pm

For reference purposes I thought it an idea to post photos of seat clusters. Possibly the most elegant part of a bike that gives a frame builder chance to show individuality. I have a couple of unidentified frames as I'm sure many others do.
The more photos we get the more helpful it might be when trying to identify a frame.
So here are some of my less common frames.

A French bike built by Mill Cycles

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Kojima Ultegra

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Hoffy

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Another Hoffy

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:55 am

Here's a couple more:

!950's Holdsworth
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Flying Gate (totally unmissable!)
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Sharkey » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:52 am

Pinarello Montello
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby rangersac » Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:29 am

Lots of steel bikes wrote:
Unknown

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This looks identical to my Claud Butler '83 Sovereign Frame, right down to the paint colour
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:42 pm

rangersac wrote:
Lots of steel bikes wrote:
Unknown

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This looks identical to my Claud Butler '83 Sovereign Frame, right down to the paint colour


You've got me excited rangersac. I'll start a new thread and post some other photos to see if there other similarities to your Claud Butler.

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Oct 24, 2016 9:15 pm

rangersac wrote:
This looks identical to my Claud Butler '83 Sovereign Frame, right down to the paint colour


But not the 531 decal surely, that style is very late 80's at best, more likely 90's from memory.

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby rangersac » Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:45 am

WyvernRH wrote:
rangersac wrote:
This looks identical to my Claud Butler '83 Sovereign Frame, right down to the paint colour


But not the 531 decal surely, that style is very late 80's at best, more likely 90's from memory.

Richard


Yep, the Reynolds decal is newer than the one I have, and mine is down the bottom of the seat tube rather than the top, but the style and colour of the tubes are a perfect match.
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby find_bruce » Tue Oct 25, 2016 2:30 pm

WyvernRH wrote:Flying Gate (totally unmissable!)
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I was confused as to the age of your flying gate, thinking it was 50s while the internal cable routing suggested much later. Then took the hint from your later post about decals & :idea: realised it was reynolds 653 which cleared that up.

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:08 pm

Van Werkhoven

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Europa

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby old steel Bikes » Mon Oct 31, 2016 12:55 pm

Here are a few of mine

Tom Wallace Special

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3RENSHO

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Hartley

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Speedwell track frame

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Unknown but would like to know if anyone has any ideas

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Ferrovelo » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:43 pm

https://goo.gl/photos/AwrfEh1tSpkDRSw46

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:53 pm

Beautiful work by Paul Ketelaar

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Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:17 pm

Another of Paul's work using Richard Sachs 'Newvex' lugs

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Ferrovelo » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:07 am

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Gazelle.
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby familyguy » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:27 am

Gazelle Champion Mondial AB 1991

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby LG » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:10 pm

Malvern Star 5 Star
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McBain Record
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Ken Self
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Circa 1950s-60s racer
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Unknown 1930s
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1950s ish racer
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circa 1930s-40 racer
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:32 pm

More of Paul's excellent work.

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:05 pm

Unknown 1930s
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My goodness! Not the most elegant.

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby LG » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:01 am

Not the most elegant, but a very nice bike though - thin walled tubing, french end dropouts, and came with quality BSA parts and wooden rims.
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Re: Seat clusters

Postby P!N20 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:57 am

Another Pinarello Montello

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McBain 'Record' track bike - Tange Aero tubing

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:23 pm

Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:26 pm

Ultima (possible Frank Paino import).

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Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:35 pm

Ferrari (Tecnotrat)

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Sun Nov 20, 2016 12:42 pm

P!N20 wrote:
McBain 'Record' track bike - Tange Aero tubing

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That's interesting. How does it clamp the seat post?

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Re: Seat clusters

Postby P!N20 » Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:15 pm

^ Grub screw, baby. Or 'how to ruin a perfectly good seat post.'

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