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 Post subject: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:19 am 
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I have been sorting through some old photos and uncovered some pictures of my old track bike. I got rid of this over 20 years ago but always assumed that it was an old Raleigh frame.

Looking at the pictures now, especially the lugs I am not so sure now... what do you think?


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:21 am 
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Frame looks like a later non-Madison Flyer as the rear dropouts are angled and not rounded. Lugs and seatstays are typical of the flyer though.

Forks should have been twin-plate so likely off another frame. Wonder if the rear dropout has been drilled for a gear hanger?

Nice though :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:27 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Frame looks like a later non-Madison Flyer as the rear dropouts are angled and not rounded. Lugs and seatstays are typical of the flyer though.

Forks should have been twin-plate so likely off another frame. Wonder if the rear dropout has been drilled for a gear hanger?

Nice though :)

Shaun


Yes, the forks were changed when I got it and had it re-sprayed. What is the 'non-Madison' reference?


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:45 am 
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The Flyer came in a "Madison" version which had very tight clearances for track use only, rear wheel almost touching the seat stay. Don't think the forks were drilled for a brake either.

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/ca ... ttins-cat4

Oops, forgot there was a BC version as well :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
The Flyer came in a "Madison" version which had very tight clearances for track use only, rear wheel almost touching the seat stay. Don't think the forks were drilled for a brake either.

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/ca ... ttins-cat4

Oops, forgot there was a BC version as well :)

Shaun


Wow - thanks Shaun.

I might see if I can track the bike down... I sold it over 20 years ago to a distant relative. It's probably sat rusting in his garage still!


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:37 pm 
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Best of luck :)

Just out of curiosity what's the other bike in the right hand corner of the first pic?

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
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Very nice, I see what you mean about those lugs...

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 Post subject: Re: Carlton flyer??
PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:51 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
Best of luck :)

Just out of curiosity what's the other bike in the right hand corner of the first pic?

Shaun


That's my Mercian, which I still have and is one of the nominations for this months Readers Bike of the Month!


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