Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Carlton Single Speed

A town bike with a little style SOLD
This bike started life as a frame that was obtained locally.  It's a standard 23" frame that probably dates from the 70s or may be the 60s but is nothing special.  The paintwork was poor and some touch up has been attempted in the past however there was little rust.  It hung around literally for about 6 months until I decided to turn it into a single speed.  It was painted with black hammerite and the lugs were highlighted in white.  This is primarily to preserve the frame but provides a pleasing effect.

Here's the finished bike on sale for £180

The bike provides a pleasing ride easy ride with the gearing big enough to provide real speed and acceleration. 
Carlton 23.5 frame
Wheels: New Mavic A119 700C rim on Mailard Large flange hubs built with new stainless steel spokes
New single speed 17 tooth freewheel sprocket
New Octalink splined Bottom Bracket
Shimano Ultegra Chainset with new alloy 47 tooth chain ring  
Weimann Cantilever brakes
New Tecktro brake levers and cables
Ribble branded Stem
New Tuvati Alloy bars
New Wellgo Alloy BMX pedals
New Bontrager Grips
New chain
Alloy seat pin with racing style saddle
All bearings have been re-greased 

Here are some more images

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