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 Post subject: Carlton Giro D'Italia
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:41 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Frame:Carlton Giro d'Italia 1969 531 DB

Fork:Carlton 531 Italian Line

Headset: Original Carlton
Stem: 3ttt
Handlebar: 3ttt
Bar Tape: Black Cotton Bound with Green Garden Twine!!

Brake Levers: Weinmann Drilled
Brake Calipers: Weinmann 501's
Brake Pads: Weinmann Originals
Brake Cables: Braided Silver

Shifters:Sachs Downtube
Front Derailleur: Suntor
Rear Derailleur: Dura Ace 7200
Derailleur Cables: Braided Silver
Freewheel: Gold Star 14 - 24 NOS
Chain: Wipperman Silver
Cranks: Shimano RSX
Chainrings: Sakae 52/36
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo
Pedals: KKT Pro

Rims: Mavivc Open Sport Silver rims 36h rear, 32h Front
Hubs: Campagnolo Record
Hub Skewers: Campagnolo
Nipples: ACI
Spokes: ACI DB
Tyres: Schwalbe Lugano 700 23c
Tubes:Giant

Saddle:Selle Italia Turbo Black Leather
Seatpost: SR Custom
Seatpost Binder: Carton

Bottle Cage: Silver Retro
Extras:

Weight:22.5 lbs


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 Post subject: Carlton Giro D'Italia
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 1:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Not quite finished, but first ride today.

Rescued from a frame set that near ready for the skip, a £4 paint job and home made decals and airbrushed logos. Paint job used materials already left over from previous projects and is in Midnight Black Metal flake, (Black flake with a hint of blue flake) over a black base coat and then lacquered. Aim was for a retro look rather than recreation of the original, as no idea what original build was, as frame came in a shabby blue!, decals are non original, Giro logo based on the modern logo of the race

Chainset was originally a Campanolo Strada, but the tapers are too worn and it fowls the chain stay, so its got a later Shimano RSX, I have a 52T Ring for it the 46T on it was ex cross bike and far to low for road use, still to fit the front gears and set chain length.

No back brake (missing a suitable cable!), retro style bottle cage in silver still to be fitted.

Weight at just over 22lbs pretty respectable, not trying to be a weight weinie.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Very nice :D Sloping crown forks, italian lugs and the "Victor" seat cluster........

A pic of the seat lugs should show the seat stays narrowing as they go into the seat tube :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: The Victor Seat lugs
PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:51 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The Seat Lugs


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:10 pm 
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That's a later generation Victor ear seat stay / lug treatment. The earlier version was a little different.

Makes no difference........fully sloping crown and shot in seat stays are a killer combination :D


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Shaun


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:57 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Full of Carlton gorgeousness, get a Brooks professional on there though in the seat department.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Brooks Saddle- No way!! Never managed to get comfortable no matter how broken in!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:31 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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retrograde wrote:
Brooks Saddle- No way!! Never managed to get comfortable no matter how broken in!!!


Fair enough, they look good though. Try a honey saddle they break in easier! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Now I got a 52T Outer Chainring to replace the 46T, however the inner is 36T, I thought is was a 38t but it is a 36T. Is 36T to 52T (16t) too big a jump for a front Derailer?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:03 pm 
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Nice job. :wink: Where did you get those awsome brake cables?


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