This is a very early example of a Paris Tour de France frameset. Circa 1946.
The frame has been restored by Argos over 3 years ago and has never been built up since.
The colour is British Racing green plain enamel (looks darker in some of the the pictures), with off white panels on seat tube and head tube and gold lining.
Lacquered over transfers apart from the down tube one that has been painted in off white to match head tube and seat tube, then lacquered over.
Details and measurements:
Frame and forks number 1828
Seat tube 60 cm centre to top of top tube and 62.5cm centre to the very top of seat tube.
Top tube 57.5cm from the centre at the very top of seat tube to centre of head tube.
Rear spacing 112mm
Front spacing 94mm
Seatpost diameter 26.8mm
The BB shell is not threaded but there is a British threaded BB sleeve fitted.
The frames has braze on pump pegs, round mudguard eyes on forks and seat stays, reflector eyelet, lamp bracket on fork blade, reinforcing lugs to brake bridge.
Twin plate crown, oval (D shape) to round.
Reynolds 531 tubing. Oversized (1 1/8") top tube, seat tube and down tube.
There is a little chip from storage at the top of the head tube and little mark from storage on the fork crown. I will include a little pot of matching paint I got from Argos that can be used to touch this up.
The top tube is a mm off it so but angles and condition have been checked by Argos prior to painting and there are no dents/cracks/creases or dings.
Theres is a tiny bit of bubbling on the head tube transfer but hardly noticeable.
There might be the tiny odd mark under the paint in some places (around the BB shell, brake bridge lugs).
Price: £450 The paintwork + transfers alone were £335 (I still have got the receipt if needed).
Any questions please ask. i can send more pictures if needed.
Collection/viewings from Southend are welcome or I might be able to drop it in London (around Liverpool Street) on a Saturday/Sunday morning.
I can also post if postage and Paypal fees are covered.