Can anyone help me identify this frame?

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Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 20:48 pm

Picked up an unfinished bike (see the dreadful camera phone pic attached) fairly cheaply to pinch some bits for a couple of projects I have on the go. After I've taken off the remaining bits, I'll be flogging the frame, but I could do with knowing what it is first...

The previous owner only knew that it was a Diamondback and nothing more (EDIT: as explained in the post below, I'm now fairly certain said owner was incorrect). After extensive googling I've found that it seems very similar to the Bandito in the other pic below, however it looks like the dropouts are different on that bike. Can anyone shed any light?

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 21:37 pm

Spotted a Pashley 26Mhz in the 'Your Bikes' subforum and am now wondering if that might be what it is. It's possible the previous bloke just looked at the Diamondback pedals and dimly assumed that's what the rest of the bike is.

Thoughts?

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby RevellRider » Thu Feb 21, 2013 22:21 pm

Do you have a better photo?

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 22:34 pm

I'll actually get it out of the garage tomorrow and use a proper camera to take a few more pics. To me it looks a lot like the Pashley, particularly with that rather distinctive, GTish top tube poking out the back of the seat tube look

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby PashleyRider » Thu Feb 21, 2013 22:52 pm

Close up of dropouts would help identify if its a Pashley. Not worth much if it is unfortunately

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Thu Feb 21, 2013 23:00 pm

I'll make sure I get a close up tomorrow. Out of interest, how much is not much? I wasn't expecting a huge amount back for the frame

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby nicklouse » Fri Feb 22, 2013 00:14 am

looks more Pashley than Dimondback.
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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:50 am

nicklouse wrote:looks more Pashley than Dimondback.

Certainly looks that way, here's some pics for confirmation anyway, including the dropouts. Would anyone know roughly what year it would be? I assume it's one of the earlier ones given the lack of disc mount.

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby PashleyRider » Fri Feb 22, 2013 15:48 pm

It's a Pashley 26MHZ. In that condition you should expect £30, they don't go for much more than £50 in good condition

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Fri Feb 22, 2013 18:30 pm

Considering I only paid £21 for the frame with all the other bits (I removed most before I took the pictures), I can live with that!

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby ilovedirt » Fri Feb 22, 2013 21:21 pm

Aren't those old Pashleys really good though? And British made. I'd keep it personally, looks like a quality frame to me!
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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby RevellRider » Fri Feb 22, 2013 23:26 pm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure that they are Reynolds 853 steel

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby Mike Deere » Sat Feb 23, 2013 16:47 pm

ilovedirt wrote:Aren't those old Pashleys really good though? And British made. I'd keep it personally, looks like a quality frame to me!


This.

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Re: Can anyone help me identify this frame?

Postby matt_87 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 23:50 pm

Mike Deere wrote:
ilovedirt wrote:Aren't those old Pashleys really good though? And British made. I'd keep it personally, looks like a quality frame to me!


This.

Must admit I do rather like it, the fact that it's British made is nice too. Not sure what I do with it if I did build it up though, isn't it more of a trials sort of thing?


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