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Old 01-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #26853
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Originally Posted by overlandr View Post
Thanks. I'm very curious how one might tell from a few photos what type of tubing is used. Are there any links to this process? Here's one.



Has anyone here actually seen bare 531DB main tubes??
OK, I can't tell if you are being a smart ass or not.....

I will clarify.

If it is a true production touring frame (cantilevers, rack mounts, loooong chainstays) from the eighties, there are not that many manufactures, they are quite distinctive. With a few (if they are the right ones) pictures you can figure out who built it by looking at the dropouts, BB, serial number, etc.

If you have a blank frame with no stickers, generic dropouts, hand stamped serial numbers, there is nothing (or very little).

And with that. I am done.
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