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 Post subject: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I've just picked up a Carless frame on Ebay, rebuilding with mainly modern/ish 10 speed ultegra geoupset, TT bars and 700c wheels, I'm leaving the paint but making new decals.
Thank you to Gwyncambridge who is helping me gather some info on the history of the frame, she is the Granddaughter of the founder of Carless Cycles, Crewe.
Anyway updates to follow as I work on the frame and parts.


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 Post subject: Re: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:03 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Alan Roberts rode these frame as I think did Dave Hinde


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, I will look into those names.


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 Post subject: Re: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:07 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Alan Roberts 1981 25 champs
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You may have his actual frame!


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:33 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It looks exactly like mine, headset, brakes, decals...... It could be. Thank you so much.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:38 am 
Dirt Disciple

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It looks exactly like mine, headset, brakes, decals and the ever so slightly wonky Columbus tubing decal..... It could well be. Thank you so much.
All decals are off now, also looks like I might have to re spray, had to use looks of heat, bb rusted solid.


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 Post subject: Re: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:14 pm 
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I’d suggest you return it to as original as Possible as Alan was a TT legend when with the Crewe Clarion & rode a few TTT’s with Dave Hinde.


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 Post subject: Re: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 1:38 pm 
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Here is Dave Hinde in the same championship on his Careless

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 Post subject: Re: Carless TT frame
PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 2:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Gorgeous, hope your going to use bar tape though.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 5:10 pm 
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I actually spent all day yesterday between 2 jobs sanding and spraying my 3T TT bars that are going on the bike, half the back half of the Dura Ace calipers, I did this on another build after seeing some Tektros like this and love it, ties in shiny and black parts of the bike, and the rest of the time, getting the #£&@!%g bottom bracket off!!!!


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