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 Post subject: 1970's Carlton build.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:17 pm 
Old School Hero

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Location: Belfast
Just a thread to detail the build of my 1970's carlton.

Heres how I first saw it.

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Then it was stripped, I stripped the frame and painted forks black so far.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:23 pm 
Old School Hero

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Picked up this crank last night

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Should be nice with a good clean.

Took chain off frame and decals arrived from llyods today same ones as on this bike...

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Also tracked down a NOS raleigh headset, god I love 26tpi threading lol


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 9:31 pm 
Old School Hero

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here's it getting sprayed indoors tonight..lol

note to self dont spend £20 stripping and painting a frame that you can powdercoat for £40.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:30 am 
Retro Guru

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You are steaming into this build! I would still be in the "looking at it while drinking cups of tea" phase. Keep those pictures coming - I'll really enjoy watching this one.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:53 am 
Old School Hero

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just wacked the decals on bit tricky but not bad for a first go, still to get lacquered.

lacquer, then new headset to be installed.

thanks for the interest goldie :)

Bit confused as to what direction to take from here.

I have a set of chrome weinman brake levers and working full set of centre pulls brakes in nice nick and a 27" 5 speed wheelset along with simplex lever and derailleur.

Problem is when I put them up against frame they just dont look right now.

frame looks too modern/clean beside the vintage kit :s


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:28 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Looks good. These would have had Weinmann CPs.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Great stuff, keep up the good work.

frames looking good............


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:35 am 
Old School Hero

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.put the new headset on today, it didnt come with bearings though, which im not best pleased about so ill have to order some from ebay. Crank arrived and after a load of engine degreaser too all the oil off it its basically as new chrome, will look great.

Half thinking black aero shimano 105's and brakes (depending on drop) and some black mavics, like an updated semi track style but not fixie skidder ish. Maybe a smoother stem like a cinelli 1A style as well.

hopefully it'll just evolve way it needs too, well see what parts turn up too.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:31 pm 
Old School Hero

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Saddle and Crank fitted, nice! I mocked up the stem and bars to see how they looked, had considered swapping but think they look dead on.

Need bearings for headset, Think I'm gonna go for aero drop brake levers and black vinyl bar tape.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2010 8:19 pm 
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:D Looks like another Carlton ready to hit the streets a great job so far :D


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