So the other day I went and bought myself a couple of bikes to play around with. This thread obviously about the Carlton, the other was a raleigh pursuit btw.
From what I've found on this site and the Internet it seems to be largely original albeit was missing a seat and post. This issue has been solved with a campagnolo (chorus I think
) and a tempary San marco rolls - to be replaced with a brown brooks
The idea with this bike being a simple rebuild, loose the mudguards and rear rack, possibly fit my front rack if I get into riding this to work - I prefer front racks aesthetically and I won't carry any great weight. Fit a brown brooks and brown leather/cloth bar tape. Regrease and polish it all up, it won't be/isn't mint so I'll happily keep the patina
On the bike is a hurret milometer with 1354 miles on it - I believe that is all this bike has done since the jockey wheels are still perfect and everything seems in good condition mechanically but storage has took a bit out of the old girl.