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 Post subject: 1964 Carlton Flyer
PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 4:09 pm 
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Hi there this is my first post! I was directed here by another cycle forum, as their stuff is a little too new for me! Well most of it!

Just a few detail pictures of my favourite cycle. Ive tinkered with lots of bikes over the years, but this was the first I'd ever built up from just a frame and forks. Mostly NOS or good pre-owned parts. Frame size is approx 22" (in old money), mostly Campag components. Still looking for a decent and reasonably priced Gran Sport Chainset, so until that day Ive got a 2007 Campag Veloce set up which works very smoothly and runs on a sealed BB spindle.

Bike is only ever ridden in dry good weather and gets more than its fair share of glances... must be the colour or me!:lol:

I'll get some better full shots soon.

This was taken soon after I built up the machine, Ive since changed one or two details....


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Apologies if Ive posted too many images! :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:21 pm 
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My favourite too, purple and green, does'nt come to mind, when thinking of frame colours, but it really looks lovely.
Did you get the frame renovated by Henry Burton's?.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 6:13 am 
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mavesyn wrote:
My favourite too, purple and green, does'nt come to mind, when thinking of frame colours, but it really looks lovely.
Did you get the frame renovated by Henry Burton's?.


It was renovated before I got the frame and forks... Im not sure what the original colour way was.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:41 pm 
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Same lugs and seat stays as my track bike.

I like the colour scheme.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 12, 2010 5:56 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Same lugs and seat stays as my track bike.

I like the colour scheme.


Thanks, I think it has standard 'Carlton open' lugs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:38 am 
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I've taken a few more recent pictures of the bike today. Since the last lot of pictures I've fitted some rather nice Brooks leather toe clip straps. I also include a few detail shots of the bike. The bike is not mint, but is very clean and presentable but above all is ridden and is not a museum piece.

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Chainset is 52/39

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Campag drop outs...
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I still use open ended brake block shoes
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Lamp still works (with special insert/adapter)
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:39 pm 
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Love the colour scheme! An eclectic mix of old and new(ish) components which seems to work OK.

As a quick point, aren't the 'pointy' things you've got fitted to the inside front of the pedals supposed to go on the back plate to help you 'pick-up' the pedal with a quick flick?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
Love the colour scheme! An eclectic mix of old and new(ish) components which seems to work OK.

As a quick point, aren't the 'pointy' things you've got fitted to the inside front of the pedals supposed to go on the back plate to help you 'pick-up' the pedal with a quick flick?


Most probably.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:04 pm 
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Ive checked them and they do seem to be on correctly, they work for me and my pedalling style though! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2010 8:17 pm 
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stunning, great pics!


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