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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:00 pm 

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Due to a recent house move I have run out of bike storage space, so I am letting my fully restored 1976 chrome Carlton go to a new home. Since I built the bike it has covered approx 30 miles during last summer. All the parts used to build the bike were either brand new or new old stock. The bike would make the perfect tweed run machine or weekend ride!


More photos available on flickr:

Full Spec:
Frame & Forks: 23.5" | 59cm 1976 Carlton Cobra Frame
Stem: ’New Old Stock’ unknown manufacturer
Handlebars: VO Postino Bars
Brake Levers: Dia Compe 135
Brake Blocks: NOS Weinmann centerpull 610 & 750 with original tan brake blocks
Saddle: BLB Mosquito + Selle Monte Grappa tool bag
Seatpost: System EX Polished Aluminium
Crankset: BLB Super Pista 46t
Pedals: MKS Sylvan track pedals
Chain: YBN Chrome 1/8″ track chain
Freewheel Cog: Dicta Chrome 16t
Wheels: NOS Polished Alloy 27 1/4″ track wheelset (flop flop rear hub).
Tyres: NOS Amberwall DSI
Lights: Front Pifco 936 | Rear Pifco 1219 . Both retro fitted with battery operated LED flashlights.
Pump: Polished & leather clad Zefal Lapize
Custom Parts: Leather handmade handlebar grip, wine cork plugs & pocket watch mount + Ingersoll watch.

All accessories & lights are included in the sale (worth over £150.) *Note the pump featured on the bike in the photos is not included (the Zefal Lapize leather clad one is, as pictured above.)

Price £550 collected from Hull, East Yorkshire or for an extra £30 professionally boxed & delivered within mainland UK.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:13 pm 
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Cripes! That's ace, I'd be dead if I bought it though, really hope it goes to a decent home :D

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Carlton Cobra was my first bike :) would have had red / blue and black spray paint over the lug areas........I wonder if it's a Hull bike? if supplied by Cliff Pratt Spring Bank it will have an additional number stamped under the BB.



PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:01 pm 
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Dribble dribble, gorgeous. If I had space it'd coming to me!

PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:07 pm 
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That god that is too big for me....

Might have to build myself one though. :mrgreen:

How much are you selling those watches for then?

Might buy one to compensate for the fact I can't buy the bike.


PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:40 am 
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Location: Merseyside
Lovely. Remember this on Cycle Exif...

PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 2:07 pm 
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Id have gone for the more traditional/original look but having said that its looking really cool. The chrome seems really well preserved.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:24 am 

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Looks great, will you take £500 for it (£530 boxed and posted to the south coast)?

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:50 am 
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That is smart. Love the custom parts and accessories. 8)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:31 am 
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Smart, but I'd hate to ride it fixedwheel with those drop outs.

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