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Please help with identifying this frame

Postby Bearded Cyclist » Wed May 25, 2011 10:01 am

Hello BNA members,

The GF and I bought this bike complete for her as a project mid-last year from Northern Victoria. It had Hillman decals all over it, so we naturally assumed that's what it was. After having it resprayed recently, we took it into Hillman to get the decals. After looking at it closely, they confirmed it was not a Hillman. The bottom bracket and fork has a stamped number of #6220, and apparently Hillman's don't go up that high.

We visited Kevin (AT) Paconi; who confirmed it wasn't his. We visited Daryl Perkins; who confirmed it wasn't his. Daryl was almost certain it was a Kypo; however after speaking with Glenn Gibson (who has all the records of Kypo's made) he's confirmed it's not a Kypo. Others have suggested Frank McCaig, but after being in contact with his son he is certain it is not a McCaig. I have no idea if this is Australian or was made overseas; my investigating was directed by Hillman/Paconi/Perkins,etc...

The frame is quite small; 51cm top tube and 47cm seat tube, so it may be custom. Daryl Perkins confirmed that the top tube and down tube are Reynolds 853, with the seat tube likely to be 531, which shows it was built around the early 90's, as was the style at the time. The tubing has pins, open tubing ends at its Campagnolo drop-outs (drop-out stamps have since been covered up by paint), and has a combination of fillet-brazing and lugs. Sasha (AT) Pony Bikes believes that the holes in the rear dropouts may have been drilled out as a form of 'signature', as she believes these dropouts were not produced like this by Campagnolo.

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No other markings. Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby aaron » Fri May 27, 2011 8:19 am

No idea but I'd like to buy it
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby damhooligan » Fri May 27, 2011 8:32 am

I remember this frame. :D
It used to be yellow.. :D

I had a very close look at this frame, and I am afraid I don't know what brand this is .. :oops:

I am curious to know what it is, because I also assumed it was a hillman.
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby Bearded Cyclist » Fri May 27, 2011 9:43 am

Aaron, I bet you would. This was quite a find indeed.

Damhooligan: It certainly was yellow! Have you seen it in the flesh? Or are you Mr Spray Ya Bike?
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby damhooligan » Fri May 27, 2011 10:03 am

Bearded Cyclist wrote:Aaron, I bet you would. This was quite a find indeed.

Damhooligan: It certainly was yellow! Have you seen it in the flesh? Or are you Mr Spray Ya Bike?


Both ! :mrgreen:

I am mr sprayyabike.., and I have seen it in the flesh.. 8)

It's a small world, isn't it.. :wink:
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby im_no_pro » Fri May 27, 2011 2:08 pm

(another) Nice paint job Hooli 8)

Sorry OP, I can't shed any light on it either.
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby mekore » Tue May 31, 2011 8:45 pm

man, you painted the bb shell all the way inside...
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby aaron » Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:03 am

mekore wrote:man, you painted the bb shell all the way inside...

Yep! your bike is rooted!! I'll buy it for $50 off you.
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby damhooligan » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:18 pm

mekore wrote:man, you painted the bb shell all the way inside...



nah, it is mostly grease covered with a tiny bit of overspray...

Easily cleaned.. :D
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby rexrider » Wed Sep 07, 2011 2:56 pm

I am probably in the wrong spot but I noticed the comments on the Frank McCaig frame. Are those frames of much value these days?
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby aaron » Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:35 pm

It's still a sh*t frame, give it to me please.
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Re: Please help with identifying this frame

Postby ghostpoet » Sat Feb 11, 2012 4:35 pm

Don't know why, but I think Klein...
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