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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:51 pm 
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I'm looking for a simple restoration, I have a few bits - mafac centre pulls, Fiamme on Tipos, bars, stems etc but no chainset.
Don't want to have problems with headsets, bottom brackets or any other Raleigh unique bits and bobs.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:57 am 
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Hi, without going into too much history, a simple plan would be to get a Carlton with 531 tubing, these should have a standard set of threads. My reading of Carlton models ( which will be corrected I'm sure ) is only the lesser models from the mid sixties onwards, made from cheaper non 531 ( avoiding the gas pipe reference ) tubing will have the Raleigh B/B and headset/fork. Terry


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:02 am 
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Are you looking for an old Carlton frame ?

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:28 pm 
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Yes. I'm bidding on one on Ebay that finishes tonight. Do you have something?

Thank you terry.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:02 pm 
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No, just curious at what you were up to........ :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:11 pm 
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Ahh you little tease. Actually just after something to build, that's easy and will make use of all the bits I have. I know a finisher as well. So I hope to have a pretty, semi retro winter hack soon.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 4:46 pm 
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yes i had a 1963 ish one with 531 and it had the old Raleigh hard to get thread sizes for bottom bracket and forks , so be warned try and make sure you get both b/b cups .


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:38 am 
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If you're looking for something comfy you could do worse than a Corsair, I had one afew years ago and loved it, only sold it as it was always a tad too big....some have 531 main tubes only, according to the Reynolds transfer on mine it had 531 butted main tubes, fork blades and stays.
It rode a treat and even had rack mounts that fit perfectly to early Blackburn racks.....some have pressed droputs some have cast rear dropouts with deraillieur mount.
I'd have another tomorrow.


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