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MB Dronfield Lo Pro

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MB Dronfield Lo Pro / 61 c-c st / 1984

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MB Dronfield Lo Pro. This frame was built in 1984 and used to be a Raleigh, it was then converted to a Lo Pro by a frame builder who worked in the MB Cycles Dronfield bike shop in sheffield, well, i think anyway...

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Converted Lo Pro

The conversion of a road frame to a Lo Pro is an interesting detail. This is certainly borne out by the fact that the head tube/top tube joint is fillet brazed and the top tube/seat tube joint is bilaminated i.e. fillet brazed to an existing lug. It is more usual for Lo Pro's to be fillet because of the availabilty of(or lack of) suitably angled lugs. I do know that Raleigh Lo Pro's were built with lugs with suitable angles, but then Raleigh Ilkeston would have had more capital and the necessary influence on lug manufacturers than a provincial frame builder to have the correct lugs produced.

It would be interesting to confirm whether this has an Ilkeston frame number, which is prefixed by the letters 'SB'.



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