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Carlton Giro D' Italia .

bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
edited February 2008 in Road general
Collecting the last but one piece for my Carlton collection tomorrow . A nice 1969 Giro D' Italia. The other is a Carlton track which is also on the cards.
I know I have said no more :roll: But this has been on the horzion for a while :oops:

I will post a picture over the weekend
bagpuss

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  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    I'm starting to worry about your compulsive acquisition behaviour, bagpuss. Have you extended the garage - or just annexed more of the house?

    Once you sink fully into the hardstuff, you will of course just have to have EVERY bicycle that Carlton ever made.

    Moi, jealous? Mais non...
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Dave. I am seeing about help.I think its to do with the pills I take :shock: :oops: :roll: In the mean time I have taken over more of the house .

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected] ... otostream/
    bagpuss
  • Hi Paul,
    Hmm nice, I can't wait to see the track bike.
    Can I ask what make the pump is in the pic, as that's the sort of thing that would suit my "new" Mercian Path and would be worth keeping an eye out for.
  • meagainmeagain Posts: 2,774
    Very pretty Carlton, Paul. A proper Worksop Wonder!
    d.j.
    "Cancel my subscription to the resurrection."
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Pete have you got a pic of your new Mercian path?

    Bagpuss I too would like to see the track model. Have you a pic?

    That Carlton Giro is a stunning bike. It looks very bespoke.
  • Not quite the finished article.
    It's 1967, I think it's a Superlight. It has the name Dave Bowman in italics on the down tube.
    MercianSuperlight.jpg+p
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    That is a nice bike Pete! Good colour scheme. What is the super light?
  • I think that's the model. Origional paint, a little tired in places, just the way I like it.
    I need wider bars and period wheels if anyone out there has anything.
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    I take it that it is a new acquisition?
  • Yup, but I have sold 2, so that's OK, isn't it?
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    No not really Pete. I think that you may also need to sell this bike soon.

    Take a look at this:

    http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006/oc ... Cromer.htm


    You were right about the model!
  • Gary,
    Thanks. Spot on. I love the bars. In fact I covet those bars.....................
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Pete, I was born in 67 so if you have to sell up soon when you gain another steed give me a shout. Again that is a nice frame set!
  • I was after a 1958 path / track frame as that's when I was born. The plan was to cycle Lands End to JOG in the summer, my 50th, so 100 years in total. Still the Mercian will do nicely....
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    I think I have a 1948 Flying Scot road path and a 1965 road path Ephgrave. A 1965 Rotrax but this is not a fixed. You have to be lucky to get your birth year!

    How did you find yours?
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Hey pete I am 50 this year as well :!: :arrow: Jollification begins 8) :lol:
    bagpuss
  • bigjimbigjim Posts: 780
    What sort of weight would that Carlton be then? I have a couple of mint condition Raleigh bikes. 501 Sprint & 531 Clubman. Although not top of the range at the time they feel about the same 20lb ish weight of my modern bikes and are light/fast & comfortable to ride. Makes me wonder about the lightness of modern frames.

    Jim :)
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    I have a very light 60's Rotrax. I keep picking it up just to feel how light it is.
  • OK, so I went to buy a pair of wheels and got this.
    Paul do you know what it is http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff19 ... fixed2.jpg
    It could be a Carlton Corsa 1960s/70s frame number is 8082 JJ
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    H i Peter . Could do with a picture of the head lugs. Wrap over seat stay yes?Do you know if it is R 531? or truwell tubing?
    bagpuss
  • Yes to the wrap over seat stays. No idea about the tubing it feels heavier than 531.
    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff19 ... onhead.jpg
  • GaryGknGaryGkn Posts: 1,199
    Peter I have a Carlton Clubman that I run as a fixed. The tubing is not named but it really is a comfortable and fast ride. I can see why they would pick a name like the Flyer for one of their models. Mine certainly flies with the right tyres. Unfortunately I replaced them with some Schwalbe amber walls which are not as good as the Conti Sport which I had been running them on. Once again Pete nice buy!
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    Peter. Has it or did it have pump pegs on the top tube ? Looks very similar to a 1971 international pictured in one of my cats. lugs on International and the Corsa are hard to tell apart in the leaflets I have.
    bagpuss
  • No pump pegs. Does the frame number mean anything?
  • bagpusscpbagpusscp Posts: 2,907
    http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/home.htm

    I Think there is info here for Carlton FN's
    bagpuss
  • The number doesn't seem to match any listed.
  • OK It's now finished and up for sale or would swap for a track frame.

    http://i243.photobucket.com/albums/ff19 ... xed1-1.jpg

    See the for sale section.
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