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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:40 pm 
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Hi - could someone help with the dating and model of my new bargain purchase - a Carlton. It has Huret rear mech, GB Coureur (front) and GB Sport (rear) brakes. Cyclo gear lever. 27 x 1 1/4" wheels. Suntour perfect 5spd freewheel. The handlebars have quite an ornate pattern cut into them but no indication of the make. The chap I bought it from said that he bought it second hand in 1961/62. Thanks


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:49 pm 
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Forgot to mention the frame number is on the rear dropout if that helps


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:18 pm 
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Hi, it looks like 1952/3 as a guess based on the serial number, some pictures of the lugs will help.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Thanks - will take some photos of the lugs tomorrow


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:26 pm 
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It has a Leatheries leather saddle in need of attention - can these be restorred?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:34 am 
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Just looking at the headbadge puts it certainly before 1955, the frame number will confirm this with its letter prefix. Look forward to seeing more images of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:56 pm 
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Photos of lugs attached. Coming to the conclusion its 1953ish


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They look like Lindrick lugs, introduced around 1954 for the continental model.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:21 am 
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Thanks for all your help. The paint is peeling off all over the frame and forks so I am going to have a go at a respray myself - watch this space! Components all off now for stripping the frame and forks.


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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 8:32 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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ANy other pics of the rear mech etc.

The bike is well worth restoring - most Carltons are and its refreshing to be on a forum where they are held in relative high regard.


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