Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

The place for fixies and other rides without gears

Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby jacksparrow » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:44 pm

..
Last edited by jacksparrow on Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
jacksparrow
 

by BNA » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:46 pm

BNA
 

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby justalf » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:46 pm

I reckon you could ebay that charger.
Yep, I have some bike.
User avatar
justalf
 
Posts: 70
Joined: Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:36 pm
Location: Perth WA

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby AUbicycles » Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:37 am

Nice - looks classic though the bars and grips feel out of place. I could imagine some drops - either faced down, or if you need the height, reverses.. or reversed and chopped. Dark brown leather bar tape and it is classic.

If you wanted the extra work - I know you could get a bit more bling out of the wheels (Hubs / rims), cranks, chain rings, saddle post and stem with a bit more elbow grease. I really like the frame and the forks.
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8464
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby jacksparrow » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:20 pm

yeah the bars weren't my first choice but they'll do for now. I have a few sets of old school sloping track bars which I may chuck on, I just need to find the right "track" stem. All in good time. There's no rush and it's basically just a "pub bike". Agreed on the bar tape too. All except the bars, it has got that "classic" look about it in a way.

I wasn't sure about the saddle, but it's pretty much the most comfy thing I have sat on...I had a choice between 2 types of Brooks. This one looked a little better.

I may polish up some bits down the track. But I don't really pull feel like pulling the wheels apart. The rear drive side spokes are tied and soldered so it would seem a shame to ruin that just for the sake of vanity!! :D
jacksparrow
 

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby familyguy » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:14 pm

jacksparrow wrote:...it's basically just a "pub bike".


This deserves to put you in the hate thread :wink: . The sweep of those forks is perfect.

jacksparrow wrote:I may polish up some bits down the track. But I don't really pull feel like pulling the wheels apart. The rear drive side spokes are tied and soldered so it would seem a shame to ruin that just for the sake of vanity!! :D


You could probably get a decent shine without having to take them off. Dremel flexible extension attachments are wonderful things. I thought Campy said no to radial lacing on hubs of that style and vintage?

Jim
User avatar
familyguy
 
Posts: 4911
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cromer, NSW

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby AUbicycles » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:08 am

Agreed - no need to take the wheels apart... and I think the seat looks great. A bike with a lot of character.
User avatar
AUbicycles
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8464
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2005 2:14 am
Location: Sydney

Re: Raleigh / Carlton ***PIC HEAVY***

Postby jacksparrow » Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:15 am

Yeah, to shine or not to shine...I'm sort of liking it being in "survivor" condition. A few scuffs and battle scars never hurt. I think the kids find it more "real" these days to leave as is. I wouldn't wanna upset the hipsters :D

I posted this up on another "fixie" forum and got lampooned cause it had risers and the wheels looked "pissweak" Can you believe it?

Jim - The wheels are how I got em. Radial spacing may well be no good - but I've had no probs so far. I'll keep you updated if it all goes ass up!
jacksparrow
 


Return to Fixed Gear/ Single Speed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Support BNA
Click for online shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Cycling Express Cycling Express
Ebay Ebay AU
ProBikeKit ProBikeKit UK
Evans Cycles Evans Cycles UK
JensonUSA Jenson USA
JensonUSA Competitive Cyclist