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  • timdrayton
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    evidently it was hand built and is steel, but anyone got anymore info?

    the picture isnt great but its all i got to go on…..

    the rainbow sticker, does that denote a type of steel maybe????

    come on bike geeks unite!

    Rainbow on a bike is normally to denote a World Championship win. Try the road forum over on Retrobike…

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Well for a start it looks a lot like either a CX bike or a tourer (number of bottle bosses point to the former, rear brake routing just where you’d want to shoulder the latter). Beyond that, with nothing more than that picture to go on, it could be almost anything – nothing distinctive to go on with the lugs. Rainbow bands probably mean nothing at all.

    Moses
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    Canti brakes, so later than ’85? 1990s ?

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    Not a cx bike, it wouldn’t have bottle bosses

    Steve-Austin
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    looks like a very old ordinary road bike. Hi tensile steel.

    you got a pic of the drop outs?

    MisterCrud
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    That is a 1988 Dawes Rough Trade mountainbike, with a crap respray and drop bars fitted.
    Discard it.

    timdrayton
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    drop outs

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Not a cx bike, it wouldn’t have bottle bosses

    My CX bike does.

    Sam
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    Nothing special at all, Mr Crud may well be right…

    Premier Icon njee20
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    I think mister crud is right, it’s not a road frame, it’s too compact, and it’s got cantis, old road bikes would have had u-brakes or callipers.

    Premier Icon aracer
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    If it’s got 700c wheels, then it’s not an MTB frame (think about it!)

    colande
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    if it’s an old road bike it would have down tube shifters,
    the cable guides on the under side would suggest not,

    a hybrid with drops fitted?
    really reminds me of an old raleigh bike i used to have,
    that was steel and had same cable routing

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    sloping top tube? that’s a relatively new idea on a roadbike, puzzling

    Premier Icon aracer
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    Are you sure it is a sloping top tube and not just funny perspective in a rubbish photo?

    oldgit
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    Diamante did budget Falc tubed bikes in that colour late eighties.

    stratobiker
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    I reckon the forks might have been changed.
    Assuming it’s an old tourer, not a CX, and as it’s lugged, I reckon the original forks would have been lugged as well. Might explain the slightly sloping top tube perhaps.

    SB

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