[CR]I'll try again - Carlton Flyer winter project (Duncan Granger)

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From: <dgranger@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Thu, 02 Dec 2004 19:58:15 +0000
Subject: [CR]I'll try again - Carlton Flyer winter project (Duncan Granger)

I've been told I'm hypersensitive about this kind of thing, so perhaps I'm over-reacting, but I must admit to being very disappointed that I received not one response to my post about how to build up my recently-acquired 1960/61 Carlton Flyer (w/ rear forks).

Sometimes it's just not a good idea to post to the list about things that are not currently being debated (i.e. "what's a 'real' Masi," "modern building techniques and KsOF," "Dura-Ace freewheels"). However, I thought I might get some responses to requests for help building up a very on-topic frame/fork.

Admittedly, I'm a "newbie" to this list, having been lurking/posting for only three months or so, but I have noticed a tendency to ignore "basic" questions. One of the ways that many of you got to be the experts that you are is by asking questions of the list! Also, I always make a point to read through the archives before posting on an issue, so I don't ask for facts that have been provided here ten times before.

Enough of my bitching.

I'll ask my question again: Could any of you recommend period and appropriate components for my Carlton? I have read the article on the CR website from the 11/15/61 (that's 15/11/61 for you europeans) Cycling Magazine that ends with the quote: "Apart from their popularity in the U.K., Carltons have been selling well on the Continent and in South Africa, and last year about a thousand were sold in America-mostly Flyers with handlebar control Campagnolo Record equipment and Dunlop No. 5 tubulars"

This doesn't seem to apply to my fork-ended machine.

I recently purchased a set of BH racelite track hubs from the 60's, which seem appropriate (I didn't know they made "flip-flop" hubs that long ago!).

As a reminder, I will be riding this bike on the road, and it is drilled for front and rear brakes.

Any help/suggestions are greatly appreciated.

Duncan Granger feeling much better now that I got that off my chest Lancaster, PA