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


Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:04:01 -0400
From: "David G. White" <whiteknight@burlingtontelecom.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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>


Larry,

I formerly owned Argos #75150. Via email with the folks at Argos <sales@argoscycles.com> they confirmed it was a 1975 frame - I think the 150th made that year. So the serial numbering system is pretty straight forward.

You can find some more info on Argos in the list archives.<http://search.bikelist.org/?SearchString=Argos&SortBy=MsgDate%5Ba%5D&Scope=classicrendezvous>

Cheers!

David

David G. White Burlington, VT

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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