Re: [CR]Help in dating an 'Argos' frame requested

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Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 10:46:48 +0100
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: Larry Myers <curmudgeon1957@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Help in dating an 'Argos' frame requested
References: <705457.62185.qm@web55412.mail.re4.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <705457.62185.qm@web55412.mail.re4.yahoo.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Argos are very much still in business and do keep good records - email them at sales@argoscycles.co.uk they may not be quick with an answer but they will get back to you. Alternatively as I am in Argos quite regularly and if you give me the number I can check when I am there.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

Larry Myers wrote:
> Hey, all....
>
> I just picked up a very nice Argos frame, and could use some help in dating/identifying...the only other Argos frames that I have seen (back in the 70's), were all racing models; this one is a touring model with beautiful fancy lugwork, a 'fastback' seat cluster, and what appears to be proprietary chrome-plated rear rack, brazed together out of steel rod stock, rather than hollow tubing. I checked all the websites that I know of, and nada about the Argos marque. Any background data would be most appreciated....on a related note, the frame has a couple of dents in the top tube; I just ordered some frame tube blocks from UBS, and before I try using them, I would love to hear from any listmembers who have experience with these.
>
> Thanks,
> Larry Myers
> Portland, OR, USA
>
>
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