Author Topic: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread  (Read 24479 times)

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #50 on: August 15, 2014, 08:15:54 am »
Having seen it in the flesh, as it were, it is indeed a thing of beauty.

I feel like Captain Kirk, on a brand new planet every day, a little like King Kong on top of the Empire State

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #51 on: September 01, 2014, 09:32:17 am »
An unusual step but I want some 'before' pictures . . .

We took 4 bikes on holiday and came back with 5  :o



This beauty is around 35-40 years old and was 'being disposed of'



The tyres are new but haven't been glued on. They won't be going back anyway because I'm going to build new wheels using the existing hubs so some clinchers will be on order shortly.



Overall the paint's not bad considering it was thrown in a skip



The mileometer is toast (the belt drive is missing) and the Mafac brakes may go on *bay and be replaced with something that actually works! Once it's done #1 son has a retro bike he can run around on.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 01, 2014, 08:54:07 pm »
You must be getting soft, John: that back wheel should buff out!

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 07, 2014, 06:12:58 pm »
Another project. This one's really on a budget so paint & chrome is out.



If the stickers are to be believed then the frame is 42 years old.



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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2014, 09:52:40 am »
I love the wraparound seatstays on some Carltons.  Nostalgia for the bike that kicked off my cycling,  I suppose.  And I have one now - 1981 (very very late!) converted to fixed.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 08, 2014, 09:54:04 am »
42 years old?  That'd be 1972, then?  I'd guessed late 70s from the colour scheme, but the forks do suggest your dating is accurate.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 08, 2014, 10:14:23 am »
Just look at that front lamp braze on on the fork blade.    :sick:

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #57 on: September 08, 2014, 10:40:38 am »
Pah!  That's retro and kewl.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #58 on: September 08, 2014, 05:21:04 pm »
Pah!  That's retro and kewl.

And, these days, kind of redundant . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #59 on: September 08, 2014, 08:02:50 pm »
There are plenty of ways to fit a light to one
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #60 on: September 08, 2014, 09:16:24 pm »
Some nice touches on that frame, but those pressed dropouts look a bit nasty. Original?  :-\
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #61 on: September 09, 2014, 11:21:22 pm »
Some nice touches on that frame, but those pressed dropouts look a bit nasty. Original?  :-\

No reason to suspect otherwise. It's also 120mm spacing with over BB cable routing which further makes me think it is original.

For those of us who can remember Raleighs from the 70s it looks exactly like the Carltons we used to slobber over in cycle shops at the time. If it helps I've got another 1980 Carlton on the go - 531, double butted, Campag ends, cut out lugs, chrome fork with sloping crown - but I was saving that for when I get the fork back from the platers  ;D
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #62 on: October 21, 2014, 04:51:26 pm »
I've been a bit busy recently. Here's one from the Summer, unused for about 15 years, new wheels & tyres, a service and a thorough clean gave this mixte Raleigh a new lease of life.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #63 on: October 21, 2014, 05:05:34 pm »
This is the white Carlton finished. It now lives in London, say 'Hi' when you see it.

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #64 on: October 21, 2014, 05:08:01 pm »
This one was a real labour of love. Some forum members may recognise certain bits . . .



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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #65 on: October 21, 2014, 05:19:46 pm »
This is the white Carlton finished. It now lives in London, say 'Hi' when you see it.


Some forumites have already seen it! 

It's had a bar transplant since that photo, by the way, and has now made the transition from singlespeed to fixed. :thumbsup:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #66 on: October 21, 2014, 05:44:40 pm »
They are all lovely. The mixte reminds me that Mrs M's childhood/teenage Raleigh mixte is in her mother's shed, awaiting some long overdue fettling.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #67 on: November 05, 2014, 08:58:17 am »
Already in Member's Bikes . . .

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #68 on: November 10, 2014, 02:33:51 pm »
Just finished this one for a forumite.



Like it . . . A LOT!



May be at some camping events next year - or possibly this . . .

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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #69 on: November 10, 2014, 02:43:21 pm »
that's lovely, was that at Long Itch in Brown paintwork?
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #70 on: November 10, 2014, 02:45:58 pm »
that's lovely, was that at Long Itch in Brown paintwork?
Certainly was  :thumbsup:
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #71 on: November 10, 2014, 02:52:26 pm »
that's lovely, was that at Long Itch in Brown paintwork?

Brown and rust!

Do you think there's a future for a reality TV makeover show? A bit niche but Discovery might pick it up . . .
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #72 on: November 10, 2014, 03:06:29 pm »
No more niche than the 101 custom car/motorbike shows that are around on Discovery/Nat Geo etc etc.

And STOP BLOODY NICKING my ideas before I have chance to pitch them...

You'll be suggesting a series following a pair of blokes driving around the continent, having a laugh, discovering areas of recent history and eating good food, next.
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #73 on: November 10, 2014, 04:09:13 pm »
Yeah! We could do that . . .

Probably better than this guy
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Re: Teh John's Bikes Gallery Thread
« Reply #74 on: November 10, 2014, 06:26:28 pm »
Yeah! We could do that . . .

Probably better than this guy

Oh :-\  I was thinking of James May and Oz Clarke.
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