Frame colour is really personal choice if it needs doing, best to keep original if a classic (the red / black / yellow of Raleigh or "Bianchi blue" for a Bianch for example).
I used to sell gold / bronze metallic bikes and they were a nightmare to touch up so I guess I'm biased LOL
That's a lovely blue metallic above......very "Carlton like"
What's the gold stem with the milling down the side?? , I've got a black one but can't remember the manufaturer.
It's a Mavic, came with the bike. Certain I read it came in black also.
That was another regret of selling it on, but it did seem to go nice with it and I haven't had anything in the 2.5 years since I sold it that would have matched so right decision really. Went for £155 through here too.
1958 Carlton Super Python
1990's Gitane VITUS GTI Triple Butted
1996 Raleigh Titanium Special Products Division
2007 Specialized Globe Pro
2007 Specialized Globe Expert Ultegra 6700
KTM Strada 6000 Carbon Dura Ace 9000