Re: [CR] ebay outing: amazing carlton - fake, fake, fake

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To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 3 Oct 2009 21:30:28 -0700
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] ebay outing: amazing carlton - fake, fake, fake


While the lugs suggest a Carlton Massed Start special, The point we are all making is that it's been repainted and modified.

In my opinion, the paint job is extremely impressive, well above carlton semi-custom standards. In particular, it appears that the red head lugs are outlined two ways - both in gold (very well done), AND ALSO there is a faint 'smokey' outline ATOP these lugs, on every lug. That's extremely impressive.

I don't think it's a $4000 bike but the paint seems to be in the $1000 ballpark. I'd sure like to know who was the painter, for future reference ... (hint, hint)

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA