[CR]Aussie mystery bike - Claude Eagles? #2

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Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 14:35:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: "David Ross" <dlr94306@yahoo.com>
To: CR discussion list <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Aussie mystery bike - Claude Eagles? #2

One last post for the day and then I'll be quiet for a while.

I acknowledge the strong possibility that this bike was imported by Eagles and sold with Eagles transfers. So let your minds range to the whole world (probably Britain) when you're thinking about its possible origins.

Regards, Dave "four-poster" Ross Portola Valley, CA

I previously wrote:

A few months ago I picked up this frameset on ebay.au, and posted the auction photos to my wooljersey gallery for comment. It arrived a couple of weeks ago, along with a boatload of other frames and parts from down under (thanks again, Ben, couldn't have done it w/out ya).

Here are some more photos hot off the press. I am eager for any help or even speculation about its origins and purpose.


The seller identified it as a "Clem Eagles" from Geelong. There was a well-known shop in Geelong started by Claude Eagles in 1922, so I think the seller mistook the first name. The seller had the frame repainted (pretty low budget, I guess) and told me that the original transfers were still visible before the re-paint. Too bad.