Author Topic: Old bike transfers - Carlton  (Read 2911 times)

Sigurd Mudtracker

Old bike transfers - Carlton
« on: 27 September, 2010, 09:26:21 pm »
Being the family bike geek has some advantages especially when family members ask if you wouldn't mind renovating a bike for them.  Would I mind?  Not if someone else is paying!

Anyone know where I can find transfers for a circa 1976 Carlton frame?  It's 531 tubing, and I presume most specialist resprayers (I had Bob Jackson in mind) would be able to provide appropriate Reynolds transfers.

Looking on eBay gets a whole load of Vauxhall related things...

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Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #1 on: 27 September, 2010, 09:31:06 pm »
Most framebuilders are now running a bit short of period Reynolds transfers.  Do check.

I've definitely seen Carlton transfers on ebay a few times.  However Jacksons (and probably Mercian etc) have stocks of fairly common transfers, or else can get them made up.
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Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #2 on: 27 September, 2010, 10:19:34 pm »
Selecting the "Cycling" category (on the left) thins out eBay search results.  But there's only one decent Carlton decals item there at the moment, and it's 1960s:

NOS 60'S RALEIGH CARLTON ROAD BIKE SEAT TUBE  DECALS on eBay
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Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #3 on: 27 September, 2010, 10:20:04 pm »

Anyone know where I can find transfers for a circa 1976 Carlton frame? 


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Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #4 on: 27 September, 2010, 10:37:55 pm »
I presume most specialist resprayers (I had Bob Jackson in mind) would be able to provide appropriate Reynolds transfers.

Mine came back from them with "653 Renovated" decals - fine by me, but be aware if you're going for 100% period correct.

Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #5 on: 28 September, 2010, 09:13:13 am »
Repairs and Restoration Page

Dave Marsh is the expert on Carlton, and restoration of them.


Sigurd Mudtracker

Re: Old bike transfers - Carlton
« Reply #6 on: 28 September, 2010, 09:22:46 pm »
Repairs and Restoration Page

Dave Marsh is the expert on Carlton, and restoration of them.



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thanks for that - I have been able to identify that the bike is probably a bit more recent than originally suspected (but still in the 70s).