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 Post subject: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:45 pm 
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Hello,

I've been advised that I have a 1960's Carlton Flyer.

The frame was resprayed so no decals.

Any help in identifying it would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,

Caitlin


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:55 pm 
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Lugs, wrapround stays that don't meet in the middle look like Flyer traits.............don't recognise the cable guides on the top tube though, maybe a later 80's addition when it was resprayed?

The extra brazing on the seat tube rings a bell as well.

http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/mybikes/60flyer.htm

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:32 am 
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Looks like it has had some addtions and adjustments made to it. As said the seat tube stays look very Flyer...

A few detail pics of mine if its any help.

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I built this machine up about 6 years ago from a frame and forks only to my own tastes - frame dating from 1964.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:32 am 
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Hi, looks like a flyer and at a guess, based on the fork crown I would place it late fifties early sixties, earlier than spokesmans lovely flyer, some later work has been done, and is that a CO2 mounting plate on the rear of the seat tube, nice accessory. A serial number would nail it, have you checked the bottom bracket or rear dropout. Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:42 pm 
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While they look like the correct lugs for a Carlton Flyer for it to be late 50s early 60s I don`t think so. It`s too shorter wheel base and compact for that period, I would be very surprised it it were that old from looking at the picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm 
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They made flyers into the 70's as well........... I've got one. Their track Madison was notorious for having a *very* SWB frame. The frame number should help :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:29 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
They made flyers into the 70's as well........... I've got one. Their track Madison was notorious for having a *very* SWB frame. The frame number should help :)

Shaun



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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 5:45 pm 
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Hi, Carlton Flyers were always highly regarded and generally having a SWB, the catalog cutting is from 1939 ! Terry


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:39 pm 
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1971 flyer....

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Carlton Flyer?
PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 8:16 am 
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Thanks fellows, I did not know that they were made as late as that. Wow!! they were really steep angles for 1939 they were abit head of time compared to most other builders at the time.Be nice to get one now.


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