Hi everyone, been reading posts on hear for ages (your guys are great!) but this is the first of my own.
I was hoping for some help identifying a Carlton my neighbour gave me last weekend. I'm trying to find out a two things: 1) the model; 2) the relative quality of the bike and components.
From an almost totally scratched off sticker I think I can make out Carlton club (clubman?) on top of some Olympic rings.
From what I can tell it's from the mid 60s. It's all chrome but was sprayed in metallic light brown paint with some green on the seat post and at the front. The frame number is on the BB (3005432 X2295). Fairly nice spec with Resilion hubs ( 558 rear), GB Courier 66 brakes and dunlop special lightweight rims. Simplex gears (anyone know if they're any good)? Any idea who the make of the crankset? All I can see is an N stamped on the inside (and a 2 on one and 5a on the other).
No stickers really left on the frame so difficult to tell if it's Reynolds, but assume it must be to have gone to the effort of having it chromed! Any thoughts on that? Where the rear stay join the top of the seat post also looks quite interesting.