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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:24 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
7 digit number (ignore the other) could place it as a pre-1973 carlton when they started the two letter prefix numbers.

A shed load of Carltons had the wrap round seat cluster.....even mt Carlton Cobra all chrome :D

Shaun


I think you've nailed it, looks very similar to this:

http://s987.beta.photobucket.com/user/J ... 2.jpg.html

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:28 pm 
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jujupunk wrote:
Midlife wrote:
7 digit number (ignore the other) could place it as a pre-1973 carlton when they started the two letter prefix numbers.

A shed load of Carltons had the wrap round seat cluster.....even mt Carlton Cobra all chrome :D

Shaun


I think you've nailed it, looks very similar to this:

http://s987.beta.photobucket.com/user/J ... 2.jpg.html

Thanks

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This is strange.............

Mine had the remenents of the exact same paint work or "ancrillichrome" as they call it.

But it has the SUN worksop headbadge, not a Carlton one???


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:33 pm 
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Your paint looks like "paint", the acrillichrome was more of a thin paint / laquer effect.

The Cobra had Crespera lugs so the Sun looks an Ideal candidate :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Your paint looks like "paint", the acrillichrome was more of a thin paint / laquer effect.

The Cobra had Crespera lugs so the Sun looks an Ideal candidate :)

Shaun


Thats because i'd been at it with paint stripper, wire wool, so it sort of become more solid as I scrubbed it. Before I did that it was almost see through, like very fine, tinted paint.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:13 am 
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Thanks for all the help

So I think it is a SUN. Nothing special but a nice bit of British cycling history. Not sure it's something i'd like to keep, got other projects I'd like to finish so will probably end up selling this.

Here is a good thread on SUN bikes that confirmed this is a SUN

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=

My only slight reservation is the the head badge. It looks like the same frame but the rivet holes on my frame are horizontal not vertical. Even if it is a re badged SUN the rivet holes are in the wrong place :?


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