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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:01 am 
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This was my very first proper bike, I got this second hand way back in 1976. I still have it today, although its just entered the works for a full clean and service.

I took these pictures a few years ago. Its equipped with 12-speed set up, 32 tooth rear sprocket and a mega-range rear mech (I used to use this for commuting - Plymouth has tons of hills!)

Frame is 21" and uses (then) Weinmann 730 brakes, but I have since fitted some old GB Syncron (a sort of sidepull/centre pull hybrid developed by GB and Altenburger), Ofmega 42/52 front chainwheels and the obligatory Brooks B17 saddle.
Ive fitted this one out with an old Pleischer alloy rack and a superb Miller Dynamo with twin bulb headlamp. I use LED back up too.

Im hoping to get this one back on the road later this year and may cover the refurb in a new thread if people dont mind seeing yet another Carlton in my workshop.

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Shimano 600 levers
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Not for the purist, it woks very well indeed though.
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Crepera lugs and the famous headbadge...
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:15 am 
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Thats a beauty - I mean theres something so proper about these bikes - they are as bikes should be?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:21 am 
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Naaa those two would ride a Cannondale :lol:


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Now he did have a Bob Jackson racer


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Agency_Scum wrote:
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Suites me fine! :lol:


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This bike entered the works today for a full overhaul and clean:

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Chain is 'caked'!
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Need a couple of new tyres and the back wheel truing up. A couple of new B block is all that is required oh and plenty of degreaser and elbow work!


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Done a little more cleaning and general tidying to the cycle over the weekend.

This bike has been in my possession since I was 12-13 so its very precious to me.

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Rear wheel needs a little truing. Note the 32 tooth 6-speed block.

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Front wheel is original, I love large flange hubs. Being cleaned!

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A view of the asymmetrical brake. A badge engineered job for GB, these were made by Altenburger in Germany. I have only ever seen them fitted to one other bike and that was a Sun Squadra of the early 1970s. They work very well and are much better than the Weinmann 730 that came with the bike.

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The Shimano 600 levers, the right lever is both SIS and friction and can be set to either.

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Fork crown looking cleaner.

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Rear brake and Miller dynamo which run the front lamp and also the rear built -light on the SKS mudgaurds.

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Worn but clean now, front changer is a Shimano 600.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:16 pm 
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More pics soon!


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