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Hi there, interested in tracking down the origins - if possible - of my old steel frame, acquired for and currently built up as a single speed. Purchased of fleabay some time back in a stripped down state. It's decidedly retro looking, with lugs, and fairly hefty to boot. Frame no. is MOG38429 - Google is offering very little so I wondered if a forum user could shed some light?

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jason.timothy.jones [294 posts] 2 years ago
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looks very similar to this http://jasontimothyjones.wordpress.com/?attachment_id=338which is a Townsend, luggs are a bit different but the style looks like most 80s mass production bikes. The long reach brakes makes me think it was originally sold as a "Tourer" rather than a "racer"....but I could be way out on that....just guesses

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jason.timothy.jones [294 posts] 2 years ago
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this is a older picture, but shows the lines better around the lugs....second look I doubt its a Townsend, but very similar era
http://jasontimothyjones.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/greenbike.jpg

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CycleTechNo1 [1 post] 2 years ago
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looks like early 1980's frame could have been with the name Sunn or Raleigh (all out of same factory) nothing special would have been around £85 t £100 for the bike back then.