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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:28 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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picked this up the other day and has cleaned up nicely
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its a 1966 ,531 tubing with suntour gears
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the only snag is I think someone has swapped he crank over to a raleigh ??


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:49 pm 
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Location: Behind you with the duct tape pulled out.
Nice old beast you have there. Shonky ol racers are bloody quick, well after a mtb they are :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Blimey that's scrubbed up well :)

I think the catalina was a 60's bike and before my time (which was the 70's LOL)...looks like it has had a few new bits :)

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 6:12 pm 
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very nice , i have mid 60's just being rebuilt awaiting fit up with brakes etc


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:25 am 
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Keep the Carltons coming!

Very nice indeed.

Will you kit it out with some more suited cranks Mansion?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:42 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I think the crank lets it down a little so will be on the look out for something more appropriate.I live not too far from the old Carlton Worksop site so its nice to be bringing the bike back to this area.
Mansion


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:21 am 
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Great looking machine Catalinas appeared around 59 with the introduction of the Capella lugs, does it have a frame number? It should have a prefix letter on it which will give the year of manufacture.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:54 am 
Dirt Disciple

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The frame number dates it from 1966


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:08 pm 
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Classic period for Catalinas, I believe Capella lugs were used until 67 with the introduction of Crespera types.


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