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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:30 pm 
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Just bought a new project bike, its a Worksop Sun Snipe Prestige. Came from a shed during a house clearance so no history with it, Looking at how battered the paint is its lived a hard life. Not sure of the age but could be 60s it has a grease nipple on the bottom bracket shell my 71 Carlton built in the same factory hasn't got one. I will let the pics do the talking.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:45 pm 
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that looks like it could be fun hope you enjoy it


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:40 pm 
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Keep those pictures coming. Love this sort of thing.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:43 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Keep those pictures coming. Love this sort of thing.


Yes please do.

Seat post stuck I'm guessing?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:24 pm 
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Another Sun. Like it a lot. Please keep the updates coming.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:21 pm 
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That is a wonderful old bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:11 pm 
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The bike is now fully stripped, and the seatpost only put up a small fight before coming loose, some kind soul had greased it. So too the bottom bracket which was packed with the the stuff.

I have discovered that the simplex rear mech along with the change lever is entirely made of plastic. A bold move by the company it was introduced in 1962 and replaced with a more conventional unit for the 1965 model year. The letter S in the serial number indicates 1964 i believe.

Because of the extremely bad state of the paintwork, its past the primer and rusting in places Im considering repainting the frame.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 5:40 am 
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Looks like another interesting project, Juding by your Carlton this will get lots of love to! Looking forward to seeing your progress and hope you don't hit any nasties :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 7:37 pm 
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yeah i really like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:15 pm 
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Typo removed :)


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