• love this

  • What wheels are they ?

    The chainsets a TA right? or wrong?

    stronglight 49D chainset.
    racelight hubs laced to modern rims i think.

    .....J-RoK your Carlton looks totally rad. close-up of the lugs? they look rather ornate. its it bare metal? rusting?

    Edit: look like Carlton international lugs....would still really like to see more.

    Hi guys- the wheels are modern rims on 50s hubs, rear is a T217 laced to a Resilion hub (40h), and the front is a MA40 on a Racelight 32h hub

    Luckyskull's on it - 49Ds and International lugs. Stripped and clear coated a couple years ago and has some browning to the steel now, a little surface rust in places. Shall return with some more pics, It's filthy in the pic up there :)

  • If you're allowing readers wives, here's my '47 Hobbs of Barbican

  • Love this!

  • '47 Hobbs

    Very nice

  • hope your ok buddy. sounds like you have had quite a night.

    The Dayton is so nice! is that a Benelux Cyclo derailleur?
    Seat tube decal on the clarion looks very intriguing. would love to see more of it.

    I'm good now thanks... I got sleep last night!
    It is a Benelux cyclo.... It has strata stem and bars too and a durax chainset. It's a very nice thing, but might be for sale soon, as space issues are arising!!
    It's too nice and original to break up.... I will probably sell it to someone who will recommission it only, not part it out. It's a nice honest thing.
    The clarion is a weird one.... It has flat bars, and some very nice bits on.. Brampton, Bayliss Wiley etc.... I'll have to dig and shuffle to get to it!
    I love the carlton track up there ^^^....

  • some of mine, have a couple more to photograph at some point.

    1930s trade bike


    1950s Pat Skeats.



  • That Skeats is a beauty. I like it more the longer I spend looking at it.

  • Yeah Skeats looks swish, what bars are those? ^^

    Here's some more recent pics and close ups of mine

    Little bit of a mix bag build...

  • Couple of pics from a VVC ride last year

  • what bars are those?

    North Roads. They're kinda his 'thing'...

  • ha ha, spot on Ncjlee. They are my favorite.....but i have just invested in some narrow moustache bars and some 1930s lauterwasser bars......i'm evolving...

  • those lugs! i love the ratty build, but are you not tempted to restore it?

  • I love this component and that Simplex logo:

  • Kind of reminds me of this.... Wonder how many fingers were lost in spokes when changing gear.

  • ha ha, spot on Ncjlee. They are my favorite.....but i have just invested in some narrow moustache bars and some 1930s lauterwasser bars......i'm evolving...

    Out of interest if you don't mind me asking how much did you pay for the lauterwasser bars? I have a pair that are not getting used and am considering selling but have no idea on a fair price..

  • I would love some lauterwasser bars, but they're pricey!
    I've observed the, on eBay going from anywhere between £50-£250 ....the last ones were NOS granted! I love the Carlton ratty, btw :0)

    I recognise that chainring! You don't have a stronglight puller, do you? Or a 'work around' for removing one?

  • If you're allowing readers wives, here's my '47 Hobbs of Barbican

    Nice bike!

    I have a 1956 Freddie Grubb comet with track dropouts. I'm building it at the moment. I'm curious to know what you rear spacing is on this build, is it 120? Or 110 ? I ask because I'm now wondering if I could get a 4 speed sturmey archer hub on mine (the rear spacing being 110).

  • Nice bike!

    I have a 1956 Freddie Grubb comet with track dropouts. I'm building it at the moment. I'm curious to know what you rear spacing is on this build, is it 120? Or 110 ? I ask because I'm now wondering if I could get a 4 speed sturmey archer hub on mine (the rear spacing being 110).

    Hi there,
    Pretty sure it was 110mm or slightly wider like 112mm.
    Goes really fast too!

  • Hi there,
    Pretty sure it was 110mm or slightly wider like 112mm.
    Goes really fast too!

    I'm really curious now, as building the Grubb as a 3/4 speed would ace.

    Do you have any more pics of this on flickr or anywhere ?

    And with regards to the sturmey archer hub, did it have a particular model number ?

    Cheers,
    James

  • James,
    The build thread is here.
    I wanted the 4 speed FW version (wide ratio).
    Problem was I couldn't find any outer 4 speed shells in mint condition so Derek Folgate (http://www.oldbiketrader.co.uk/) did have a NOS 40H 1953 3 speed AW shell and the mint lightly used innards of a FW. Put them together and you have a 4 speed hub in a 3 speed shell.
    Give him a call, he's really knowledgeable!

  • Thanks 7ven - I will definately looking into this option now. And thanks for the link!

    I have the frame, GB calipers,GB stem, Williams chainset, Brooks saddle.

    Wheels will be something I get over Christmas.

  • I picked up a BSA from some blokes garden, was rod braked and all that, no wheels- any clue as to what size the wheels would have been? Was thinking to build it up as fixed path type ride as all the components are a but knackered.
    Pics to follow.

  • Most probably 26 x 1 3/8" but could also be 28 x 1 1/2"

  • Kind of reminds me of this.... Wonder how many fingers were lost in spokes when changing gear.

    Bartali got the hang of it though

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