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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:04 am 
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sinnerman wrote:

Carreras certainly had the same rears, sharing the same as Saracen. dependant on year it either had a clamp on seat clamp or not. some came with rear rack mounts some didn't, dependant on batch. Also some had tange tubing some had a modicum of Reynolds, dependant on model year and model, of which I cant be sure without it in hand.

of course it could be anything, its best guess from me.


The canti hanger is though unusual in that is it made of, what looks like, two straight milled plates with the stop mounted between them as against the cast half elliptic most bikes, including the Carrera shown above, Oranges and the Sarries I can find of the period. Equally it could be the 'light' in the photo!

I'm just a 'player' amongst gentlemen but have a passing interest in the problem solving of the time.

Respect to your academic knowledge, though, I'm sure you're right :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:23 am 
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I remember a Carrera frame just like this, the black and gold one.

Mine has an integrated seatclamp though, not like the one pictured.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:08 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
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There's only so much fun in pedantry, oh go on then...

It was the picture with it hanging to which I was referring and the welds look to good for halfords!:oops:

Have to confess I'd never heard of a Epileptic.

perhaps you should christen it the

Sarcasm Epileptic
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:20 am 
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I have a burning need for the wheels, my Fisher is in desperate need of some rm17,s :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:40 am 
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legrandefromage wrote:
These games are always fun

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I remember a Carrera frame just like this, the black and gold one.

Mine has an integrated seatclamp though, not like the one pictured.

Generic Taiwanese Something or Other

GTSO



I suspect, its not the Katmandu in blue pictured with aftermarket/non genuine decals that read Eliptec(available as part of a sticker kit from Halfords), I think this is too early.

More like the 93/94(cant remember which) model Krakatoa in pink Pictured.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:16 pm 
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According to Google image search its a Chopper
https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=carre ... 51&bih=914


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:26 pm 
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Well, I used to make my own range of mountain bikes but don't like to boast about it :)


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