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 Post subject: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:16 am 
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I brought this bike on eBay for £38, does anyone have any idea what it is?
There's a serial no. On the bb but it's only 4 digits 2532?? Can't find anything else on it that would help!
Thank you

I've attached a link to the pics :)

http://pinterest.com/iaintredway/bikes/


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:33 am 
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From the lug work alone it looks like a bargain. Did you buy frame only, frame and fork or whole bike?


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:17 am 
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Is the first picture what it looked like on ebay? If so it's either a trick of the light or you got a different frame to the one advertised (the pic from ebay makes it look black, but it is obviously light green/blue)

It does look nice, though, the headtube lugs look very much like the Carlton ones on my wife's 1959 Continental. I would say it's not a Carlton, though due to the BB cutouts and one or two other things.


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:05 pm 
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I've stripped it since getting it, looked like they'd had painted it very poorly. The original color was red under the dodgy paint. What could the cc stand for as I know the carlton Raleigh pros had this cutout?


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:22 am 
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I should add I am happy to proved wrong, though.

In fact I would be overjoyed to proved wrong as it would change what I know about Carltons.

FWIW I will try to find a pic of my wife's bike, and it's lugs so you can see what I mean.


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:26 am 
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Actually, looking at it, the pointy bit comes too far up to be Crepera, see this pic:

http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/ ... espera.jpg

And i realise now (should take more notice of the bike I got refurbed and then rebuilt for her) that I should take more notice of my wife's bike...

Her's has Capella lugs, thus:

http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/ ... apella.jpg

And, yes, any half decent steel framed bike for £38 is a bargain! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Strange......BB looks like Raleigh Carlton from the late 70's but the rest of the bike, lugs and braze ons look from a bike much older. Not like any Carlton I have seen.

Mystery :)

Shaun


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 Post subject: Re: Did I get a bargain?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 1:39 am 
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I've added more pics if it helps
http://pinterest.com/iaintredway/bikes/


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