Wow thats a blast from the past, !!! my old track bike
cheers for the PM, but I can't really shed much light on anything I'm afraid !
Everthing I know . . . . . and some
I bought it a couple of years before the post, maybe 2005 from a bloke in North Moulton. Devon. who was emigrating. or maybe just going to work in Singapore, I cant remember his name (although I ride past the house now and then !) anyway, before I moved to Devon (16 years ago) I lived near Bromley and commuted to WC1, I had a blue carlton track bike that had been sprayed up in flam blue by ken Bird;s (and rebadged as such) that I rode in the winter, sold it to a member of the south east road club who was called Steve, I then went off to Asia for a year, anyway I'm flicking though the north devon Journal ten years later and theres a blue alec bird track for sale, so I go round there and find the guy used to race at Herne hill and commute from Bromley to WC1 on it before moving to Devon, it had cinelli track drops, and a perforated assos track saddle exactly like my old bike, (I've still got the saddle) I thought it was probably an old 531 carlton that had had a refinish at alec birds !
it had the sloping forks on it when I got it,
Sorry I don't know more !!
Looks realy nice now though
Thanks for getting back to me....never know if people stop using the forum...but before i inform others of what you have said...can i get you to clarify what i think you have said in this post to me.
The blue bike at the start of this thread that has now been resprayed and i now own is in fact a Carlton track bike and not an Alec Bird frame. is that the case?...Please confirm...or just a coincidence?
You owned it...sold it and bought it back?....or am i getting confused?
Did the frame ever have Ken Bird decals on it?
You don't know if the frame number appeared on the forks too?....It says on the BB...529
Look forward to your next reply with great interest.....Thanks again...cheers....Leon