Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
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I have found this old frame with "RR" embossed on the head tube, in the same fashion MS embosses the Stars into their design of the era. I have no idea of the make, can anyone help out?
Here are images (especially) shoe the "RR" - its very interesting to me.
and the stamp "2309" on the seat clamp sleeve.
Any help guidance well appreciated, I am looking into doing a complete bare metal restoration on this - I has nothing but a frame, so once again any help my appreciated in seeking the parts for my Christmas project.
G'Day OTB, welcome outside.
Very retro isn't my thing so I can't help you directly, what I can do for you is shoot this topic over to the place where all the retro experts hang out, they're more likely to see it there.
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London Boy 29/12/2011
early repco. built by (i can't remember) in the 60's maybe?
bueller? bueller? bueller?
take my advice - i don't need it!
There's a green Healing just behind it.
I say it's Repco as well.
yep Repco roadster
Might be a Rolls Royce...
My understanding is that Repco used to outsource their frame building. The Rs on that one look a lot like the Rs that Bates [of Coburg] used to use.
The Healing behind it is probably the better find.
Cheers to All - thanks a lot, a few other bits 'n' pieces.
Repco Roadster, cool. I have started stripping it down etc today - its seems old, head set bearings not caged, not BB bearings either [made in England]. The forks have the embossed MS stars on them. I know some manufactures used to also outsource their forks etc so perhaps the Frame is made in Coburg [Bates] and forks sourced form Malvern Star (both Melb, logistically makes sense I suppose). Have you heard of this kind of thing? feasible? See image here: http://cl.ly/image/050c19103h3k
Also, the Chain wheel has "ICS" cut into them (in the style of BSA) - can anyone help out here with the maker of it? and does this help more accurately place the bikes age/manufacturer? See here: http://cl.ly/image/3S2B443h0o2m
Last but not least - does anyone know the significance of the seat number (2309) - I only ask as it seem like a low number ( See here: http://cl.ly/image/3c2e3O3s1t47 )
There's a lot of interesting parallels on this thread http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewt ... 23&t=54734 here, for example lube port non-drive side of frame, rear stays bolted, 3 digit number stamped on BB shell - so i think its the a closely similar bike with a few diff's i.e. head tube has only 1 R and the Forks have an R too. It may be a good source of info/blueprints to restore mine from.
Thanks a lot.
FYI on the Health, yeah its in the line for clean up (no resto req'd) (see here http://cl.ly/image/473q3v453g3E ) and this Beasly too as is clean up - its in very respectable condition - just needs canuba and elbow http://cl.ly/image/1w21172L0D1V
Appreciate the help, on the Repco, looking forward to restoring it fully.
Will post pics as I go anyway.
Somebody would have swapped the fork in. It wouldn't have rolled out of the factory that way.
restoration is coming along well - I just still have no idea about the chain wheel here;
I C S cut into them (and no letters missing in "empty" slots.) I C S. is it any relation to;
http://italiancyclingjournal.blogspot.c ... s.html?m=1
It's an interesting one,
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