Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Carlton Pro 1968?
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just worked out after checking the stamp on the frame it might be a 1968-69 frame, either the Professional model or Gira d'Italia model for anyone that might be remotely interested.
i might be wrong - the number is WD9005188 if anyone knows anything about carlton frames...?
looks like they might be original brakes amongst other parts.
anyway, i'll get some pics up soon - unfortunately it's not original paint methinks.
there was supposed to be a post before that one...
basically - I'm completely new to cycling, had the above bike for two days (a steal at £50 - in great working order), just trying to figure out how old it actually is, and also - any info on some good wheel sets for these old bikes, brakes etc as i fancy turning it into a little project and getting the ride as good as poss.
03-14-12, 04:41 AM
Have a look at the drive side chain stay. Is it round or flattened a bit? If rounded, the bike is pre 1970. You can figure out how old your bike is by applying some of the information contained in How Old Is My Bike? (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_VINTAGE/VINTAGE_1_Start.htm)
The only bicycle I truly regret selling is my 1971 Carlton Professional (http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/Feature_Bicycles_England/Carlton_Professional/CARLTON_PRO_1_Start.htm). What a wonderful bicycle...
Looks beautiful. The guy who had it before covered the whole thing in blue paint, shame, i love all the colour detail on yours. Can you still get hold of carlton decals? Fancy getting some new ones.
Yeh, its rounded. Must be a bit older. Hopefully get mine looking somewhat like you had in a little while.
If the guy used spray paint, you can often remove it with acetone (nail polish remover). I have had really good luck with that approach.
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