[CR]Re: the ride: 60s Carlton Flyer questions

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From: <Ritzmon@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 23:51:00 EST
To: rodk3d@comcast.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: the ride: 60s Carlton Flyer questions

Rod said: Snip < I have what is probably an identical 25" Carlton Flyer frameset. Mine has a small ding in the top tube and I have been kicking around restoring the frame. So, what do you think of the ride of the bike? Obviously it's a big beast, but I'd be interested in your overall impressions.> end snip

I love the ride! As some would say on the East Coast, "It's like buttah!" Very smooth. When I managed Wheelsmith, I had it set up as a fixed gear with fenders and rode it on short trips everywhere. As for being a big beast, it's not - for me. At a long torso 6'4" I am very particular about the bikes I own. The top tube is shorter than I like for long rides, but it was (and is) a great town bike for me.

So, as a wise person once said, "If the bike fits, ride it!"

Mark Ritz
Arcata, CA