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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 2:06 am 
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Just read this and it's a superb thread.
Owner of a 1972 Critter so will surely be asking for some advice soon spokesmann!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:19 pm 
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ibbz wrote:
Just read this and it's a superb thread.
Owner of a 1972 Critter so will surely be asking for some advice soon spokesmann!


Happy to be of service, Sir!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 4:12 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
ibbz wrote:
Just read this and it's a superb thread.
Owner of a 1972 Critter so will surely be asking for some advice soon spokesmann!


Happy to be of service, Sir!


I've started a Carlton Criterium thread on the road forum where I've linked the frame.
Do you by chance have the full spec list of the '72 model?
What size bottom bracket and wheels? What cranks and Bb are on the pro equipe model?

Thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 5:24 pm 
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BB would be a standard Raleigh set up with english threading, I don't have my Criteriums here at the moment as they re at the other house. Ill measure the spindle length when I get a moment. This would vary depending on 5 or 10 speed. The mauve machines were 5 speed, blue for the 10s. Rear mech Simplex Prestige, brakes Weinmann SPs with Carlton branded hooded levers, bar and stem GB, chainwheel would be steel cottered, 49 tooth with 170mm cranks and steel Lyotard or similar pedals. Wheels would have been 27" steel Rigida rims.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:26 pm 
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A few more gems added to this long running thread...

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Intro to the 73/74 catalogue...
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Wonderful catalogues - so evocative and what really strikes me is how brilliant the photography is - the colour and punchiness of the scenes - they remind one of idealic summer Holidays - down to the Film stock used no doubt - a lot has been lost with bland digital photography.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:53 am 
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There's a Kermesse on sale eBay for £45 for frame
http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-late-70 ... nav=SEARCH


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:48 am 
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What lovely pictures of a past time, they evoke memories of my youth. Thanks for posting them Spokemann.

I remember my first "real" bike, bought new as a birthday present for me by my parents in the late 60's. it was a Sun Strada in yellow. 19.5" frame with 26x1/14" wheels. I went everywhere on it and loved it to death.. I even fitted a Campagnolo rear mech., bought from HO Smith in my then local town Doncaster. The chap who ran the place was really helpful as I remember. Tony I think.

Incidentally, If anyone has spec details of a Sun Strada,It would be nice if you would share them with me on here. I think mine was from 1969, Great memories.


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 8:26 pm 
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Wow what a great topic ! Those catalog are super nice :)
I wonder if someone remember the prices of those bikes at that time, I've got a Corsa waiting to be restored and it'd be nice to compare the price of it at that time to the market value today, just out of curiosity :)


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