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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:07 am 
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Very nice!


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:12 am 
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Midlife wrote:
On a very picky thing the front part of the front mudguard is pointing a bit skyward........loosen the stays and try and make the mudguard mirror the curve of the wheel....... Then my boss made me cut off the stays at the nut so no more adjstment could be carried out LOL

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Old Bluemels can be an absolute b*gger to get spot on sometimes, i take ages adjusting, readjusting then going back to what I had start with... :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:20 am 
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Yep......trying to get them right for a paying customer was a pain.

for screw in one's at the chainstay we used a variety of spacers to try and get them right. If there was a clip then that was "it" unless you drilled out the clip and used a bolt. have you got a pic from underneath to look at the chainstay bridge. ?

I remember fitting a set of alloy guards for a customer who then had a fit because he thought he had bought blue metallic......that was the blue film they used to protect them. Places like Woolies who sold bikes never took the film off the small sport mudguards. I used to pick the film off whenever I saw a bike parked up. Wonder what they thought when they returned to their bikes and they had silver tiny mudguards and not blue :)

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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Midlife wrote:
have you got a pic from underneath to look at the chainstay bridge. ?

Shaun

I'll get a photo next weekend and see what you think, as I'm away all week


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:15 pm 
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Reviving this thread just to say that an old chap locally who builds up and sells a variety of BSO's called me in to his garage yesterday, as he was having trouble reading the faded decals on the top tube of an old bike he's working on.

The old bike is a Carlton Competition exactly the same as the one in this thread, only not in nearly as good condition.

I know he's going to sell the Carlton, is it worth making a sensible offer for?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:27 pm 
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NeilM wrote:
I know he's going to sell the Carlton, is it worth making a sensible offer for?

I think it's worth making an offer. I really like this bike, it rides well, and it's got a classy look. It would be good to see a photo if you manage to get your hands on it.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:46 pm 
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Do you really need to ask that question! YES of course it is, another project is just what you need :)


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:39 pm 
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Thank you Tel. :facepalm:

How much, for a good frame and forks with some old, some new, some crap parts fitted and in desperate need of new paint?


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