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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Lfgss can do strange things to a man :wink:

Just think they look less 'old man' than a rear rack. (remember I'm only 20 :P )

just want a box for the front to carry things in. Got some wood, measured, nailed then failed! Cut the wood but joined it wrong so it didn't fit, going to retry sometime soon :D


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
Lfgss can do strange things to a man :wink:

Just think they look less 'old man' than a rear rack. (remember I'm only 20 :P )

just want a box for the front to carry things in. Got some wood, measured, nailed then failed! Cut the wood but joined it wrong so it didn't fit, going to retry sometime soon :D



LFGSS - the work of the devil! :twisted: :lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:47 pm 
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The love of road bikes all sort of stems from there, they have some great tips and some of the builds on there are amazing :shock:

Sometimes there's bargains to, but also massive hipster tax as well :roll: :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:58 pm 
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mudguards and trying out a basket for the front

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:02 pm 
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STEEL IS REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:08 pm 
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I would like some ideas of good 27x1 1/4 tyres please, pretty much has to be amber walls (unless somewhere is selling gatorskins for like £5 :P

Michelin world tour seems a popular choice, but any more worth checking out? Would like some puncture protection :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:39 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
I would like some ideas of good 27x1 1/4 tyres please, pretty much has to be amber walls (unless somewhere is selling gatorskins for like £5 :P

Michelin world tour seems a popular choice, but any more worth checking out? Would like some puncture protection :D


Panaracer Pasela are nice.

Nice Corsair restoration. I did similar for a friend of mine.

It had been in a garage a decade or so before I got to work on it.
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Came out nice though. Brakes are not suitable for Dales descents!
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Head tubes always seem rust prone on these but it's worth some T cut and the sacrifice of a fingernail to do something about it!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:01 am 
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Very nice indeed. Big frame... 25"?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:01 am 
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Yes - a bit of a gate - I think it's actually about 25.5. Odd geometry on these. My late lamented Dawes Horizon I bought new in 1990 and that was 25 - I'm tall but long legged and now I prefer 23.5 (though the top tube length on these seems not so much shorter than the 25s....).

Anyway, this Carlton had the same top tube length as the Dawes but the top tube height is taller still. My mate who owns it is shorter than me so it is well oversized for him. But of course, it was bought for him when he was a boy and it was the one he liked best in the shop! :lol:
And it must have been a good three years old at the time so a good result for the shopkeeper!

Odd thing as well is that these Carltons often seem to be large framed.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:03 pm 
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That's a great restoration, I didn't go into large amounts of cleaning as I wanted to see if the bike was a keeper or a seller :D

Now I know it's a keeper (unless a bob Jackson super tourist or similar turns up, as I'd like 700c and canti's) I will clean it up a little more and get some polish round it :lol: just need to sell some bikes to clear out the garage for some room :cry:


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