Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby great uncle bulgaria on Wed 16/Feb/11 10:30pm

Mickyfinn wrote:
theboss wrote:here's my Carlton for what it's worth...a bit of a mixed bag of parts but i think it looks good..! bought the frame off trade-me and built the rest up from parts off ebay etc.


why?


shut up mickey
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby FLATULENTFRIEND on Thu 17/Feb/11 9:25am

theboss wrote:here's my Carlton for what it's worth...a bit of a mixed bag of parts but i think it looks good..! bought the frame off trade-me and built the rest up from parts off ebay etc.


Lovely bike :thumbsup: The shorty mudguards bring back memories, like the memory of them being the first things I took off my brand new Healing.
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby theboss on Thu 17/Feb/11 8:27pm

Oli wrote:Most of those would have been sold with Weinmann long-reach centrepulls, so good work on sussing out the Tourneys.


that's what i've been looking for - a nice pair came up on trade-me a while back but i missed them.
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby Mickyfinn on Thu 17/Feb/11 9:00pm

yes it bring back memories and tells me ho far bikes have come.... they used to be bendy and wobbly did'nt turn did'nt stop.... but then they were comfy...
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby Oli on Thu 17/Feb/11 11:33pm

theboss wrote:
Oli wrote:Most of those would have been sold with Weinmann long-reach centrepulls, so good work on sussing out the Tourneys.


that's what i've been looking for - a nice pair came up on trade-me a while back but i missed them.
If I turn any up I'll let you know.
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby Bigfoot on Fri 18/Feb/11 4:33am

Oli wrote:Mickyfinn, you're a waste of space. :hmmm:



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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby EoinC on Fri 18/Feb/11 7:56pm

theboss wrote:
Oli wrote:That is stunning! Are they Campag Victory cranks, derailleurs and brakes?


Thanks Oli

Yes Victory cranks - not sure on the levers I bought them seperately but they are campag. Brakes are Shimano Tourney i think - the only long reach ones i could get my hands on at the time of the build. eventually i'd like to replace them with some nice centre-pulls.
That looks like a Nuevo Record RD. Nice job on putting it together.
Carlton also has good memories for me - 1st actual road race bike I laid my sweaty palms on, and only the second bike with a rear derailleur that I'd seen, after a Peugeot that a French kid brought with him to our (not so) sunny shores back in about 1969.
Plus there's the Reg Harris connection...
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Re: Carlton Restoration/curiosity

Postby EoinC on Fri 18/Feb/11 7:58pm

Bigfoot wrote:
Oli wrote:Mickyfinn, you're a waste of space. :hmmm:



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