Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:28 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 151 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ... 16  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 9:24 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 2098
Location: Sheffield, top city
carlton pro. Very good in its day. I think it was the same, but alternative as the 531 raleighs that were red, black, yellow.
They also did the carlton in silver. The bluey one youve got was far nicer.

There was pro team that used em - sid Barras's lot if IRC.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:12 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sun May 25, 2008 8:34 pm
Posts: 717
Location: Bristol
There are some great road bikes here and that Tommasini........ drools (ok, will get mop and bucket!)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 12:57 am 
Retro Guru
User avatar

Joined: Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:51 pm
Posts: 1299
pigman wrote:
carlton pro. Very good in its day. I think it was the same, but alternative as the 531 raleighs that were red, black, yellow.
They also did the carlton in silver. The bluey one youve got was far nicer.

There was pro team that used em - sid Barras's lot if IRC.


yeh the colour is cool.... the forks a silver tho, i spoke to my dad and he said that the original ones snapped :shock: and there were none available in the blue colour so they fitted silver ones.

i have to say that this bike does attract a fair bit of attention when i'm out and about on it, mainly from blokes my dad's age with the old "they dont make 'em like that anymore" stuff... the quality of the kit is outstanding the campag hubs are silky smooth. i took it into Colin Lewis Cycles in Paignton a couple of days ago to try and locate one of the little metal rings that goes over the oil hole on the front hub as it snapped (they said they were prone to doing that). they couldnt help, maybe somebody here can?

rich


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 9:26 am 
Retro Guru

Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:19 am
Posts: 2098
Location: Sheffield, top city
dirtjumper_dmr wrote:
...and locate one of the little metal rings that goes over the oil hole on the front hub as it snapped (they said they were prone to doing that). they couldnt help, maybe somebody here can?

rich


PM me your address. im sure ive got one somewhere


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 2:00 pm 
Dirt Disciple
User avatar

Joined: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:17 pm
Posts: 43
Location: Pewsey Vale
I recently picked up a Carlton (Raleigh) Grand Prix from ebay for a bargain price. The frame number dates it to May 1980. Raleigh cranks and gears, Weinmann 610 brakes. There is a little surface rust so I'll treat the frame and get it powderocated. I was after an old lugged steel frame and this'll almost certainly end up as a singlespeed winter training bike unless anyone thinks it deserves a full restore
Image
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:43 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:03 pm
Posts: 1644
Location: Prestwick
recent addition

1957 Jack Taylor


Attachments:
541d_3.jpg
541d_3.jpg [ 73.78 KiB | Viewed 1851 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 12:20 am 
rider | rBoTM Winner
rider | rBoTM Winner
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 5132
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
Now that is a real Classic. I like it!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:26 am 
Old School Hero
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:19 pm
Posts: 247
Location: Bristol, England
[quote="Bishopsfinger"] There is a little surface rust so I'll treat the frame and get it powderocated.


doesn't look too rusty from here. Just Turtle Wax now & again to stop it deteriorating. Ideal for ss conversion, esp. as it'll be a screw on block. (hey; why not try fixed?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:03 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:42 am
Posts: 6
Heres mine:
Image

A 1987 Daccordi 50th Anniversary built with Columbus SLX tubing with a number #216 (out of how many who knows) Pantographed stem.

With new Campagnolo C-Record Century group series, which was rarer than the 50th anniversary stuff from campag, as only 500 groupset were alledgedly made. It has a gunmetal sheen/anodizing which is damn nice in the sun..so apologies for the picture. You can see the difference in colour between the headset and the chromed lugs.
The delta brakes are so damn pretty

Also on it is a refurbed Fausto Coppi limited edition saddle by Selle Italia (also numbered).

Wheelset is C-record Century screw-on hubset with Campag Omega Strada clincher rims and new set of veloflex skinwall tyres.

Its nearing completion and is just missing the Regina SL hollow link chain I have here for it and sorting out the cables. I want to re-do the handlebar tape and reposition the bar slightly (drops need to be horizontal right?)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:16 pm 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 8222
Location: New Forest, UK
Drops should point down slightly - the tips should point somewhere above the rear hub.

Yours look like they need a bit of a twist, so your instinct is right. With curved drops like these you cannot get the flat top / hood transition which modern bars give.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 151 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ... 16  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: kingbling, rfjshepherd and 26 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2015 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Cookies Policy.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group