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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:44 pm 
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Frame stripped of parts now, Ive been working on restoring components, cleaning and replacing. This will be built back as a 10-speed, still not 100% sure of gearing and mechs yet. Still much to do on the frame though.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:25 pm 
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I really like following your builds Mike :) Seeing the potential and then bringing it back to quite often, I believe, a state better than they would have ever been in.
Keep the updates coming and look forward to them :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:13 pm 
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Another very nice build coming along well.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:09 pm 
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Frame now being rubbed down. Ill most probably use and oxalic acid solution for some of the bits like stays and BB shell...

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Going to redraw this one...
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Forks stripped and just need wire brushing down. These will go for re-chroming...
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:24 pm 
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Thats going to look fantastic when finished :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Pretty certain that those aren't Nervex lugs. Look like Lindrick lugs to me. The ones you have are the more fancy type of Lindrick. They did a simpler version without the circular cut outs, as used on the early '50s Carlton Continental (and many other English frames also).

Good luck with the rebuild. Carlton made some decent frames in those days.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:13 am 
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Wheelnut wrote:
Pretty certain that those aren't Nervex lugs. Look like Lindrick lugs to me. The ones you have are the more fancy type of Lindrick. They did a simpler version without the circular cut outs, as used on the early '50s Carlton Continental (and many other English frames also).

Good luck with the rebuild. Carlton made some decent frames in those days.



You could well be right. I have another machine from '58 with Lindrick lugs, which look similar but a little different from these. I suppose some variance in the pattern can be attributed to the fact that these were hand cut and therefore some difference in cut and appearance were inevitable.

The frame is in very good nick, just surface rust really with a little pitting on the rear stays. considering its 60 years old its very solid still. The main tubes are plain gauge 531 I suspect, although the slender rear stays look better than a lot of stuff around they may well be Reynolds too.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:09 am 
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No, not hand cut. Hand finished perhaps. There are many misconceptions about lugs.

The Lindrick lugs, Nervex, Haden etc were factory made steel pressings, made using massive machines. I have a 1953 Ernie Clements with the exact same lugs as yours, and I have seen these on other marques also. It is a classic design.

Hand cut lugs were usually, but not always, based on cast steel lug blanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:45 am 
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Wheelnut wrote:
No, not hand cut. Hand finished perhaps. There are many misconceptions about lugs.

The Lindrick lugs, Nervex, Haden etc were factory made steel pressings, made using massive machines. I have a 1953 Ernie Clements with the exact same lugs as yours, and I have seen these on other marques also. It is a classic design.

Hand cut lugs were usually, but not always, based on cast steel lug blanks.


Thanks useful. :D


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:38 am 
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Working continues rubbing down the frame and acquiring components. Frame will require a little filling as it has some pitting around the rear stays. Overall its in very good nick for 62 years old.

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New clips and straps on the old Milremo pedals...

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