The arrival of the Hurlow means that something has to go, and the Rory O'Brien frame drew the short straw.
It's on on Trademe until next Tuesday at 4:25pm. Reserve is $50.
From the TradeMe auction:
"A frame with some interesting features- fastback seatstays with an unusual seat collar, Campagnolo vertical rear dropouts and round track fork blades.
Requires long reach (47-57mm) brakes.
Brazed-on top tube cable guides, bidon bosses, downtube lever bosses, seatstay cable stop and cable guides under bottom bracket.
Sold to me as a Rory OBrien, but I have no evidence to support or disprove this.
Seat tube: 60cm centre-top
Top tube: 57cm top tube
Ritchey Logic headset fitted"
According to CR-list contributor Mick Butler, Rory O'Brien was a 'famous East London cycle shop owner ' who had frames built by Ephgrave. I would guess that this was built by someone else, well after Les Ephgraves' death in 1969.
PHOTOS on WoolJersey.