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Carlton Pro-Am 1980

been using this as my regular ride for 7 years. Found this bike in a very sorry state. Previous owner loved this bike and modified it as he aged, when I picked it up it was configured with a 3 speed sturmey archer hub and gears, flat bars with the rear stays modified to fit the SA hub. Latterly neglected and left to rust. I stripped the bike to bare metal, and reconfigured it back to it's original racing geometry. While stripped I fitted rivetted bottle fixings to the downtube, treated the frame,primed it then resprayed in a Pearlescent white with blue flakes, appropriate decals sourced and fitted. Period correct components were sourced and used all round for the build

Frame:
Carlton 54cm Reynolds 531 Frame

Fork/Headset:
Carlton Crown fork, non Reynolds

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Stronglight TA and TDC Square Taper BB

Pedals:
Mallard CX with Christophe Toe Clips and Straps

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
Stronglight TA Chainset 52/36 - cog 28-13 (6sp)

Derailleurs/Shifters:
6 Spd Suntour SVX Long cage rear derailluer Suntour SVX 6 Speed front derailluer Suntour Band On Double Shifter

Handlebars/Stem:
40cm Dropbars Long Reach Raleigh SR Stem

Saddle/Seatpost:
Black Brooks Leather saddle, Fluted seatpost

Brakes:
Modolo Speedy Short Reach Brake Set incl levers and hoods

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Rigida Chromix laced to Short flange Mallard Hubs, Michelin Speedium2 Tyre

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
700c Rigida Chromix laced to Short flange Mallard Hubs, Michelin Speedium2 Tyre

Added by PaulG. Last updated about 2 months ago.

2 Comments

Thor

Thor says:

Oh boy! What a job! So much work for this bike.

Posted about 2 months ago

PaulG

PaulG says:

Thanks Thor, I learned a lot :) Really enjoyed viewing the wide variety of track bikes you have.

Posted about 2 months ago