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    Steel frame help

    Ok, so I know nothing about bikes, but I have a steel frame I bought at a garage sale years ago that i want to learn more about. Steel frame help-20140814_065704.jpgSteel frame help-20140814_065725.jpgSteel frame help-20140814_065740.jpg
    I rode this bike until I went with an Orbea 29'er. My wife wanted me to get ride of this bike, but something about it's looks just wouldn't let me. The TET let me know that it was made by Tom Teesdale, but i just don't know the year or what frame it is. I can get other pictures, but these were the only ones I had on my phone. I love the look of this bike and would love to fix it up to a single speed or just back to working order. Thanks in advance!

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    I'd keep it. He just passed away. Build it up in to a memorial bike of sorts. Can't help with the info on the bike though.
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    Keep that bike!!!!!!

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    Come on guys/gals, someone must know something about this bike, i can get other pics and measurements.

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    Re: Steel frame help

    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JCK View Post
    Come on guys/gals, someone must know something about this bike, i can get other pics and measurements.
    TET made thousands of frames. The brake cable stop tells me it is an early one.
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    Definitely need full bike pictures. Upright bike, drive side facing the camera.

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    new pics

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    Were the full pics any help?

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    the guitar string cable arrangement, canti brake noodle and short chainstays place this bike in the early nineties
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    Well, that's closer. Any idea on the model?

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    Re: Steel frame help

    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JCK View Post
    Well, that's closer. Any idea on the model?
    Ummmm...custom.

    TET was a custom builder that also produced small run production bikes for other brands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JCK View Post
    Well, that's closer. Any idea on the model?
    Are you keeping the bike or gathering info to write an ad on ebay?
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    Interesting. Did Tom Teesdale number his frames per bike maker or ALL of the frames he made?? I have a kona with TET 570 and cables running under the BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Are you keeping the bike or gathering info to write an ad on ebay?
    Just so it's been said.

    Nice looking bike, and I understand the little voice in your head that says keep it despite what others say, so good for you. If you're really planning on keeping it, let the thread roll, and see what info pops up, but I can pretty much guarantee, nobody is going to swoop in with all the info you want, all at once. It's a rather slow bubbling up more often than not.

    If in the end, if what you're doing is simply trolling for info to make a better listing on eBay etc, pull the plug and walk away now, as this thread will end up round filed faster than you can say butthurt forum users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colker1 View Post
    Are you keeping the bike or gathering info to write an ad on ebay?

    I know the feeling Colker, but I am conflicted on the issue. It is annoying how often new users post only to flog their bike and then just disappear but if providing a little information will help them find a buyer who will cherish the bike then what is the harm?

    Just to be clear to the OP I am not personally holding back any information as I do not know the model or maker of your frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    I know the feeling Colker, but I am conflicted on the issue. It is annoying how often new users post only to flog their bike and then just disappear but if providing a little information will help them find a buyer who will cherish the bike then what is the harm?

    Just to be clear to the OP I am not personally holding back any information as I do not know the model or maker of your frame.

    There's a lot of history regarding this topic since the inception of this forum and this forum is unique in the vintage world in that we have our own paid classifieds section so any spam gets deleted - mtbr rules, not our own. (Please read the stickies for further clarification.) The inevitable outing of items for sale result in an outcry. Drama ensues. Bleh.

    Anyhow, there are legitimate questions by people who want to learn more about their bikes so we are rather tolerant regarding these kinds of threads so we wait and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lewisfoto View Post
    I know the feeling Colker, but I am conflicted on the issue. It is annoying how often new users post only to flog their bike and then just disappear but if providing a little information will help them find a buyer who will cherish the bike then what is the harm?

    Just to be clear to the OP I am not personally holding back any information as I do not know the model or maker of your frame.
    Lewis, if anyone is open about it then i would give it a thought but watching posts focused on vintage love turned into sales pitch on ebay auction is... sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveit View Post
    Interesting. Did Tom Teesdale number his frames per bike maker or ALL of the frames he made?? I have a kona with TET 570 and cables running under the BB
    Per bike maker, from what I can tell.

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    I really am just more interested in gathering info so i know what the bike is and what more i can learn about vintage steel frames in general. I've kept this bike for years now and not even in riding condition. I'd like to fix it up and make it a single speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JCK View Post
    I really am just more interested in gathering info so i know what the bike is and what more i can learn about vintage steel frames in general. I've kept this bike for years now and not even in riding condition. I'd like to fix it up and make it a single speed.
    Awesome. That is a classic. Enjoy it!
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