[CR] Vintage Gent's Racing bicycle frame and Forks 531 1950s?

Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:01:32 +0000
From: Norris Lockley <nlockley73@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR] Vintage Gent's Racing bicycle frame and Forks 531 1950s?

Well that's what the Ebay seller called the frame that I just managed to buy...and that only a few days after I pledged to myself to stop buying more bikes and frames...Well...as they say..there's no fool like an old fool !

So what did I get for my money..not that it was a lot of money..but it was a little more than I thought i'd have to shell out when the auction had just one minute to run ?

The blanket white undercoat doesn't do much to get the pulse racing..nor does that uninspired shot of the underside of the bottom of the down tube. The lugs look a littl bland at first glance..something Italian perhaps..but there again the head-tube lugs, side elevation..now they are interesting..I think.

The seller described the equipment that he had stripped off the bike..including a pair of Harden hubs..but he clearly hadn't a clue about the frame..and was scrambling about in the dark..

So..I think I know what I bought...so here's the challenge...Does anyone else out there recognise this frame?

*ITEM No 190494116710* ** Norris Lockley

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