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 Post subject: Comet racing bike, 60cm
PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:17 pm 
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Hi all,

got this Crown Comet racing bike I'd like to move out of my workshop.

I purchased it not long ago from the original owner who has ridden the bike for a 3 mile commute for just a year back in the 70s. The bike was serviced just before it was stored away so brakes are sharp as are gears.

It doesn't need any work doing other than new brake pads as they have perished. Tyres are still ok, a few small cracks but they hold pressure and run straight. Unbelievably how smooth this runs. Pedal bearings run perfect, wheels spin true, cables aren't frayed, that kind of stuff!

I'm currently at work but will try get full spec rundown soon, but I'm sure most of you can see the components!


Saddle is much lighter than photographed, it just got wet when I gave the whole bike a clean this morning.

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I'm after 250 of the queen's finest beans for this. That price includes postage


James


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:31 pm 
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Oh that looks nice :) has Carlton written all over it because of the Capella lugs....We swapped over a shed load of steel cranks in the 70's for the Sugino Maxy with the red crank covers.

Everything else looks 70's too, the handlebar stem is a killer :D

Shaun


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:13 pm 
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£240 posted


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:27 pm 
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Very interesting! I had a Crown Comet when I was 14, in the early 80's, but it had more modern looking decals than that.
I've never seen another until this one came up. Anyone know anything about the maker?

Cheers,
Andrew


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:37 am 
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I have a Comet frame too, which I'm going to sell I think - I posted about info on the maker and got a few replies. Thread is here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... p;t=267837


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:09 am 
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Open to offers


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:13 pm 
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£220 posted


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:05 pm 
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£215 posted


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Price dropped to £195 posted


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:54 pm 
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Hi, is this still for sale and what part of UK do you live?


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