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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:37 am 
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Location: A veritable floating palace
A 1950s/60s Lenton.
I bought this ages ago (when I was still buying stuff), and the seller dragged his heels a bit (he's been ill, so that's OK), but it arrived this morning.
Dropout's bent, though. :?
Is this something I could straighten myself? I'm not going to run gears, so I don't have to worry about the mech twisting the chain out of alignment. I would get it reset by a shop with the proper tool if it was bent and I was using a derralieur, but if nothing attached to the dropout is attached to the chain, is that so important?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:53 am 
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adjustable spanner on the bent bit and bend it back straight. cant go around on bent gear now can we....


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 11:57 am 
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Absolutely. Should I get it hot first, or just attempt to bend it cold?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:00 pm 
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Depends how bent it is, but I've always done it cold.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:51 pm 
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Sounds nice, you go any pics of the bike and the damage to the dropouts?


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 4:12 pm 
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Sorted the dropouts. I have to be honest, I didn't realise it was designed for 27 x 1 1/4" wheels. Not even sure it's a Lenton now. Bummer.
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Still, it's got a certain rustic charm. I like the wraparound seatstay, very 1960s.
I think this will become a fixed gear.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:55 pm 
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Still, it's got a certain rustic charm. I like the wraparound seatstay, very 1960s


Very Carlton I thought.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:10 am 
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seat cluster and fork crown like a carlton someone gave me when i started out.


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