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 Post subject: A couple of Critters
PostPosted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:36 pm 
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Grabbed a chance today to photograph my two Carlton Criteriums. Both from c1975. The bike I have just finished has the white bar tape:
A refurb thread can be found here:
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=111266

Both bikes have a number of small differences in fixtures and fittings you can see from the pictures. Both have 22.5" frames.

The second of the bikes which I picked up a couple of weeks ago from an owner who owned it from new still needs some seat tube graphics as well as some fork crown decals - Ill be sorting these myself. Overall its nice to see them both together. The 'new' Criterium needs some setting up and adjustments/testing now.

Enjoy the images.

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Together for comparisons:
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Pasella vs. World Tour:
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A very handsome pair of critters, they look too.............


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 12:44 pm 
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Thanks for taking the time to look and comment! :)


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Fantastic 8)


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wow twins!
are the frame numbers similair ?


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bowser wrote:
wow twins!
are the frame numbers similair ?


Ill check them. Strangely one has it n the B shell, the other one has it on one of the rear drop outs.


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I'm late to the party but great work, great photos and a good read.
Thanks! 8)


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How do you get them so clean and shiny? I'm not sure I'd have the patience, much less the time!


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NickD wrote:
How do you get them so clean and shiny? I'm not sure I'd have the patience, much less the time!


Good wash down first with a mild detergent. Then wipe and clean with a clean dry cloth. Sparing use of wax polish. Autosol for the metal work + elbow grease! :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:47 pm 
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what a nice pair , are they nice to ride ?


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