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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:25 pm 
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My dad just gave me his old road bike. I have no intention of ever parting with it but I'd love to know if it is desirable or not? I'm more into MTB's and don't usually look in the road bike bit :roll:
I'd say it dates from around 1980 ish

Frame:Carlton
"Guaranteed built with Reynolds 531 Fork Blades, Stays and Butted Main Tubes"
Lugged with hand-painted lines and in-fils on the luggs and finished in a really light metallic green/blue

Fork: Carlton
Headset: Campag
Stem: SR
Handlebar: ?
Grips: Tape

Brakes: Campag
Brake Levers: Campag. "BREV. INT"??

Shifters: Shimano
Front Derailleur: Shimano 600
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600

Cranks: SR Royal
Chainrings: drilled, lots!
Bottom Bracket: Campag
Pedals: Campag

Hub Skewers: Campag
Rims: Mavic (newish)
Hubs: Campag Record (original)

Tyres: newish michelin

Saddle: Brooks
Seatpost: Campa

Weight: light!

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:16 pm 
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pic pic pic pic pic


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 12:17 pm 
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Sounds nice. Look forward to the pics.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:22 pm 
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Nice enough in its day. Nothing rare or especially collectable though. Worth hanging onto though, esp for the obvious reasons.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 3:11 am 
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Dump the shimano mechs and fit some period Campagnolo mechs, it will set it all of nicely.

Certain Carltons are quite sort after at the mo, espesh 531 stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:35 am 
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A good buffing up off the alloy parts with chrome polish will improve the looks on this one greatly.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2008 5:30 pm 
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Should be fairly fast. Change all the cables, set it up for your vital statistics and ride the mutha.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:15 am 
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Has it got a GoD sticker?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 6:13 pm 
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what's a GoD sticker?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 7:18 pm 
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Just been out for a blast round Exeter on the Carlton, basically the first time I've been on a road bike. It's very fast, twitchy and uncomfortable, I hate riding on the road with all the cars, changing gear is a nightmare, the brakes are crap, but other than that it was ok!


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