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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:24 am 
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Looks FANTASTIC! Well done LGF.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:13 am 
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Needs mudguards and a faded Carradice saddlebag to complete the look. The white on the head tube sets it off nicely.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:02 pm 
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Here it is, more filth! 8spd 600 shifters added, rear mech is to be changed sometime, deerhead mech to disappear too but here it is for now...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:34 pm 
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Nice one LGF.
This is looking increasingly hardcore. There's some seriously low gears on there now. I can see this taking on some nice rough-stuff as well as being loaded up for touring. A few weeks in the Scottish Highlands exploring stalking tracks and quiet back roads would suit it to a tee.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:54 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
Nice one LGF.
This is looking increasingly hardcore. There's some seriously low gears on there now. I can see this taking on some nice rough-stuff as well as being loaded up for touring. A few weeks in the Scottish Highlands exploring stalking tracks and quiet back roads would suit it to a tee.

Mark.


Been out for a short blustery ride and its great! I'm not sure what led me to create it but I must have seen something I liked out & about and the subconscious took over.

I decided to move it into the indexed era as I then dont have to 'feel' for the gears or look down at the wrong moment. Apart from the 34/ 48t combo, all others are available which was a pleasure when riding through today's floods.

I look forward to the chilly weather rides later. As for Scotland, been there recently and with a carrier, this would be ideal.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:57 pm 
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Four effing years since I wrote this?? Wtf? Another one for dusting off and taking out for a good spanking. The bike too.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:23 pm 
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And how many miles have you done on the poor thing ?


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 9:47 pm 
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Ooh, quite a bit. Needs new front pads.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:01 am 
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I had some Red S 86mm BCD cranks, thought they looked lovely, also have some NOS Red S levers fitted to my Carlton which i really really love the look of.
My Carlton has gone through 4 or 5 builds including DA 8speed with STIs, I've even popped on some carbon wheels for a laugh. Tryiing to leave it alone now though, think you'll have another fiddle again?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:06 am 
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Definitely, always on the fiddle!


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