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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:39 pm 
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This arrived Thursday via eBay and I couldn't be happier. It's a H prefix so 1960, with original paint, chrome and decals. It's wearing a 'Dicks bicycle center, Boulder Colorado' decal as well so appears to have spent time in the US. Chrome is great, paint has plenty of battle scars and poor touch ups but overall it looks good as is. It'll get a clean and wax, perhaps a couple of touch ups and a preliminary build with period components added at a later date. I can't find this exact combo of lugs etc in any catalogue, but at the time Carlton did a lot of optional extras. Hope you like it, I blooming love it!


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Gorgeous polychrome blue 8) 8) 8)

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:30 am 
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A real beauty for sure. Did you buy it from the States or from here in the UK?
That paint looks to have stood the test of time remarkably well, obviously been well looked after, as it should have been.
Look forward to seeing it built up.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:45 am 
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Just gorgeous, classic Carlton. More please...


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:48 am 
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Wow :). Flyer lugs too.......and all that Chrome :)


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 2:15 pm 
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Thanks chaps having spoken to the seller it appears the bike was exported to the states when new, he bought it from a chap who had purchased it from a garage sale. I've sold my green Mercian frame and built up Franco with the majority of the parts from it. I will add some period parts as I go along but I want to make it as usable as possible. Will take a while to get it how I want it but in the meantime I will ride and enjoy it. More pics to follow. :-)


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:13 pm 
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Initial build/ mock up.


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:19 pm 
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Sprockets on the wheel and some sandwiches in the bag and you're ready to go, surely?


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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:35 pm 
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Looks great, really loving the subtle red highlights. They do set it off nicely.
Some sprockets will definitely help ;)

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 8:47 pm 
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Yes got to remove a 5 cog off another bike and add a front derailleur cable and it'll be rideable, the wheels are just to get it rolling need to build some with new rims and Normandy hubs I have, need new tyres too, it'll be updated as I go along. I like the way it looks though must of been amazing when new.


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