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PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2013 9:16 pm 
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That looks identical to a 70's carlton International to me so could well be early 70's if they made the frames side by side and badged them differently.... it's the oil port that has me ?

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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:47 am 
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This is a gorgeous frameset, typical of the era. Look forward to see this being built up. Never tire of seeing nice old English frames like this. If it were me I wouldn;'t even restore that I' dclean it up and leave it just as it is - bags of character.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 2:16 pm 
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Just an update on this, the frame has now joined my collections and will be built up soon into a nice rideable bike.


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PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2013 4:19 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Just an update on this, the frame has now joined my collections and will be built up soon into a nice rideable bike.


Looking forward to seeing what you do with this - frame has got bags of character that's for sure.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 8:59 am 
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The frame is now in my workshop. Im mulling over what parts to fit to the machine, but want to keep it of the period as much as possible.
I've repacked the BB shell with fresh grease so far! Trying out parts, will need to see whats in my 'store'... The rame is 21" and has been said earlier is nicely painted out in contrasting flam orange and green...

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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:11 am 
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Its a great frame isnt it, it will look fantastic when its built up,
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:02 pm 
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Midlife wrote:

.... it's the oil port that has me ?

Shaun



. . . . . . . me too !

I'm surprised that a 1970s frame would have an oil port and no rear derailleur hanger . . . surely, such features suggest a bike that would be at least 10 years older ?


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 8:10 am 
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Wont need to use the oil hole now as the BB shell is packed with fresh teflon grease! ANy further info welcomed though.


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 9:33 am 
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Some pictures of some progress. Cant make my mind up whether to use a old Huret of Campag Nuovo Gran Sport I have kicking around...

Just trying out bits for now...

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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 10:26 am 
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Great to see the bike being built up, i especially like the Brooks seat, what do you use on it to get that shine?
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