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Godet Egli frame marking

vinhrd998

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Do any of you know what the marking on the front plate of a Godet Egli frame means?
In this case T2FW?

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PapyG

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This frame must be a frame from Egli. That would explain the "FW" at the end. At Godet, that does not say anything .. It is perhaps an Egli that Patrick had to assemble with a real frame of Mr Egli who him, mark them
 

davidd

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I don't think that there is any substantial evidence that Fritz stamped his late frames with any numbers like "T2FW". His late frames were consistently stamped with "EV" numbers. If you look at all the single frames he built subsequent to licensing the Egli production to Slater, they have EV numbers. Phil French had one that Fritz built which Phil called "DoorMouse."

In the 1970s, Slater stopped buying frames from Egli and turned the manufacturing over to Eric Cheney. Those bikes appeared to use nickel-plated frames and had the number prefix of "VIN" rather than "EV." Slater seemed to use "EV" in his numbers very late into his production, but he did have the license to do so.

Godet built several Vincents for Fritz Egli. These were Eglis that customers ordered from Fritz but were supplied by Patrick to Fritz for final assembly. I do not know what numbers were stamped on these bikes, but I would not be surprised if Patrick identified them with a number. I assume that Fritz had the ability to stamp numbers and create the paperwork for a bike he assembled at his facility during the time he owned it.

David
 

vibrac

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Yes My Slater was EV16 I think (certainy in the teens) when Roger was in a caravan in a Chaddersley Corbett wood I certainly dont ever remember an Egli/Slater with a plate for a fairing we had all sorts of lash ups on the headstock in the early days
 

GuyonyConnexion

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When I saw "T2FW", this immediately made me think to "Tribute to Fritz W" and who else than Patrick Godet could do this "wink". This is definitely a Godet frame, not the first one but the famous frame that Patrick offered in 2000 to Fritz W to seal the deal between them (Patrick allowed to use the Egli brand exclusively). Frame may not have been numbered by Patrick as he would not build the bike. I was waiting for the confirmation from Fritz W to post which is now done. Philippe
 

vinhrd998

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When I saw "T2FW", this immediately made me think to "Tribute to Fritz W" and who else than Patrick Godet could do this "wink". This is definitely a Godet frame, not the first one but the famous frame that Patrick offered in 2000 to Fritz W to seal the deal between them (Patrick allowed to use the Egli brand exclusively). Frame may not have been numbered by Patrick as he would not build the bike. I was waiting for the confirmation from Fritz W to post which is now done. Philippe
Philippe, Thanks a lot for finding out the meaning of T2FW! That was a nice surprise.
BR Patrik
 

vinhrd998

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Is there a PGEV1 frame/bike out there?
Maybe Patrick Godet kept that one for himself?!
What is the earliest publicly known Godet Egli frame/bike number?
Patrik
 
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