[CR]Unidentified 1961 (?) British frame--531???

Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon

From: Michael Allison <cyclo_one@verizon.net>
To: <hudsonspangler@earthlink.net>
Subject: [CR]Unidentified 1961 (?) British frame--531???
Date: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 21:48:23 -0500
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


The frame you have in question may be made from Accles & Pollock tubing, a similar alloy to Reynolds 531. The steering column with have an A & P stamp on it. But considering the rear dropouts, this frame may either be a low-end bike OR one made earlier than the 60-61 date in the listing. Campagnolo began distribution in GB in about 1957. Until about 1960, their dropouts were optional on high-end bikes. I would also ask the seller for a CU photo of the rear dropouts. A popular brand of the day was something beginning with an "A." Too late to look it up.

Michael Allison
New York, NY