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    b.upton?

    Just scored a vintage road bike, a "b.upton". Anyone ever heard of it? Looks to be from around the 70's, made in england, kaga rims and eagle 2 rear der.





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    Re: b.upton?

    Quote Originally Posted by defix
    Just scored a vintage road bike, a "b.upton". Anyone ever heard of it? Looks to be from around the 70's, made in england, kaga rims and eagle 2 rear der.
    That hand painted lettering looks to be a little older than 70's, maybe even 50's. Need more pics if you want more help.

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    Re: b.upton?

    1950's? parts seem to be from around the 70's... however I don't know what the previous owner changed on the bike...here are some more pics

    [img width=265 height=400]http://imgur.com/goCWq.jpg[/img]

    [img width=380 height=252]http://imgur.com/HuyF5.jpg[/img]

    [img width=265 height=400]http://imgur.com/AVK0s.jpg[/img]

    [img width=380 height=252]http://imgur.com/ReM1i.jpg[/img]

    [img width=380 height=252]http://imgur.com/pQ5s1.jpg[/img]

    [img width=380 height=252]http://imgur.com/TPH0D.jpg[/img]


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    Re: b.upton?

    Quote Originally Posted by defix
    1950's? parts seem to be from around the 70's... however I don't know what the previous owner changed on the bike...here are some more pics
    Most bikes get upgraded somewhere along the way. Just the same as you would put some newer bits on there if you're planning to ride it. 50 years from now someone is gonna think they've scored a turn of the millennium bike because it has Deep V's, an aerospoke and a broomstick handlebar :-D

    Abodigital is right in suggesting its older. 50's is a good guess, maybe even a little earlier. And irrespective of what you've paid that Cinelli stem replete with badge is a great catch :wink:

    Quote Originally Posted by avymtal View Post

    I've stopped trying to explain to n00b crabonbros why I ride a custom steel frame. I just tell them that their bike is lighter than mine so it's better. Saves time.

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    Re: b.upton?

    Abodigital is right in suggesting its older. 50's is a good guess, maybe even a little earlier. And irrespective of what you've paid that Cinelli stem replete with badge is a great catch
    Paid $0 for it, there were two more hanging up next to it but could only fit the one. Agree on the stem, was pretty happy when i saw that.

    The only thing remotely similar i can find is this
    http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk...ers/upton.html

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    Re: b.upton?

    wow nice needs some hours though
    :-D

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