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 Post subject: Finished the Al Carter
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:37 pm 
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Hey,
Just finished my Al Carter Professional had her out on the road a few times and it feels great (Nice and heavy :wink: ) first time its been active in about ten years.

400LX Groupset
MKS Clipless pedals
Uno Kalloy
Sella Italia saddle

Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:11 pm 
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Al Carter! - I'd forgotten about those.


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 Post subject: Smoke finish..
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:48 am 
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retrobike seems to have a SMOKE FINISH theme this week :lol:

AL CARTER, were they from BOLTON oop north?

Met a chap back then who rode for them, he stopped half way up the biggest climb for a toke on his cigarette :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 8:06 am 
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Respect for taking the path less travelled.

What was the story with Al Carter?


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 9:15 am 
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Al carter was Townsends Premium brand BITD. Came out of the same factory as Fisher at the time, the Geometry on my Al Carter Black Panther was the same as a friends Fisher. I met the guy who stopped half way up the hill for a cig.


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 Post subject: GREEN RABBIT
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 12:48 pm 
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TheGreenRabbit wrote:
Al carter was Townsends Premium brand BITD. Came out of the same factory as Fisher at the time, the Geometry on my Al Carter Black Panther was the same as a friends Fisher. I met the guy who stopped half way up the hill for a cig.


Hey GREEN RABBIT,

our paths must have definately crossed in the early 90's :?:

So you remember Al Carter cig man too :?:

Cliche coming up ...ITS A BLOODY SMALL WORLD! :lol:


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 Post subject: Al carter Professional
PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:01 pm 
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My first mountain bike!
Assembled by Townsend in Leigh Lancs. Where I lived then.
Purchased from Atherton (nr Bolton)
£300 back then and that was it I was Hooked!!
Must be late 1980s??
Never thought I'd see one of those again :D


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 12:55 pm 
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I bought the Mrs an AlCarter team Memphis DX way back.

It was painted the most disgusting green. But being colour blind i just thought it was my crap eyes! It wasnt. Its done years of good service on the turbo! Full DX groupset on it. Looks cool apart from the flamin paint.

Looks like yours may be set up for the local time trials! :wink:

Cheers,Al


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:08 pm 
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alpinestar222 wrote:
My first mountain bike!
Assembled by Townsend in Leigh Lancs. Where I lived then.
Purchased from Atherton (nr Bolton)
£300 back then and that was it I was Hooked!!
Must be late 1980s??
Never thought I'd see one of those again :D


Ha, I used to work for Townsend Cycles at there response mill driving there truck for them and when it was quiet i used to help out on the production line, £2.67 per hour wages, when i was on the production line my job was to put reflectors on the bikes 100 a day would guarantee me a huge £10 bonus at the end of the week.

After i was sacked from there i went to work in a cycle shop in Atherton (Cycleworld) which i reckon would of been where you bought your bike from.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:42 pm 
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No wonder you were sacked. How could they afford to pay those sorts of wages! :wink:

Al.


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