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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:22 am 
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Captain Vimes wrote:
Midlife wrote:
Nice colour :)

Why is there a fork decal on the head tube?

Shaun


I have the 531 decals on the forks and just thought the headtube needed something more colourful than just the Carlton badge. I have put the other one at the base of the seat tube! :D


Personally I would not have done this. It looks fine though and its your machine. Look forward to seeing the completed build.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Headset fitted properly this morning and a set of wheels thrown on for the pics! Beginning to get a feel for the final look.

That's it until next weekend now, work to do... :(

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:00 pm 
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Here she is. Light was fading, so just a few quick photo's.

I'll take some better ones tomorrow.

Still need to tune the gears and align the brakes properly so no ride report, but I have next week off so should get out for a ride or two then.

Only problem is I enjoyed building this so much I want to do another one now! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:22 pm 
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Nice job there. I bet you are chuffed to bits.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:03 pm 
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You could say that! :mrgreen:

The weather was not that good today, but took a few more photo's in the workshop.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Lovely Job there. I love following these restoration projects.
I've just ordered a Charge Spoon Saddle in Brown for my Orange P7 MTB :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Lovely build, bike is beautiful and very classy. Always loved the Arabesque groupset, fits perfectly in there.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:35 pm 
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As above, loving all the Arabesque!

One small point, you really should have the rear QR the other way round, i.e. lever on the non drive side.

Any ideas on the next project?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:59 pm 
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Ralph_the_Rohan wrote:
As above, loving all the Arabesque!

One small point, you really should have the rear QR the other way round, i.e. lever on the non drive side.

Any ideas on the next project?



I knew something was wrong when I took the picture! Will be sorted shortly.

Thanks for he positive coments.

I have another Carlton frame on the way! Not sure what type yet, early 1970's I think with nice lugs. Will post it up here when it arrives.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Quality. As per previous comments, QRs always go on the left when viewed from the riding position.


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