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    Help ID Nervex lugged frame

    Please help ID this old girl, I've narrowed it down to being British 1950-60's with Nervex profesional lugs. Probably is reynolds 531, English BB, nice wrap around chain stays. I think the cable guides have been added on. Would love to know who made it, any thoughts?

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    Higher end Falcon from the mid 70's would be my guess.

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    I'm guessing 63-65 Raleigh Record or similar; Raleigh advertised the wrap around chain stays during this time and used the Nervex lugs.
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    Agree about the cable stays--heck I did that to my Falcon because even teh Campy guides used to move and or rust.

    I actually don't think Falcon, or at least the head lug treatment and wrapover seat stay treatment are different than even the late '60s falcon--when they started doing the flattene wrapover they wer e using that one piece cast style, like the Holdsworth Pros. Thetr also typically dinn't do the braze on pump peg--

    if you can find a serial #--I wold look at nick kilgraf's Holdsworth page to see--he has a lot of catalog pages too. But it would be the generation before the cinelli crown.flattened wrapover like the Falcons.

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    I'm guessing 63-65 Raleigh Record or similar; Raleigh advertised the wrap around chain stays during this time and used the Nervex lugs.
    Don't know how I overlooked this--also a strong possibility--and I like the dating....
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    I wanted to say Holdsworth too, I recently got a Holdsworth and looked at a lot of pictures of different ones. The wrapover seat lug is similar to some of the ones found on Holdsworths. The fork crown is what throws me for a loop, I have never seen those on a Holdsworth, the Professionals almost always had a Cinelli sloping fork crown (at least the ones i have seen)

    I am thinking perhaps a Mercian or some smaller scale builder from Great Britain or France. There were quite a few back the day.

    If i were you i would do some research on Nervex lugs and look at tons of pics online. The wrapover seat tube lug, the fork crown and pump pegs are going to be the key details that will help id this frame.

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    yes the wrap over seat stay is the main clue and i agree about the small scale builder, there is no serial no anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjohno View Post
    yes the wrap over seat stay is the main clue and i agree about the small scale builder, there is no serial no anywhere
    There is a serial number it's just filled in with paint and illegible.
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    yes i was confused by that, apparently its the dim's & angles of the nervex lug itself

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