Ok, I got the frame today, and I am getting nuts...
It has been repainted, a poor paintjob, you can see the rust (which the seller said note existed) underneath the paint. She has not masked the headset properly so there is paint on the both races in the head tube. The rest of the headset, races on the fork and so on is missing. The bottom bracket is missing the lockring and that side is thus painted with a thick coat of paint while the adjustable cub is screwed as far as it gets into the frame.
The paint is already falling of on some spots. The 'Carlton' sticker has moved after it was put on so there is a ugly mark where it sat before it slided 1 cm to the side. And the sticker is loose in some places and with a damage. Thats the reasons why I am bad right now. Looks almost like it has been painted with a brush, a really thick coat of paint. Ohh yes, there is something white on the bottom bracket shell, looks like paper stuck in the paint. And it looks like there is a nail going through the fork just over the hole for the front brake.
To the problem of finding out what it really is...
The seat tube is 25 mm something.
It is heavy as hell, 2.9 kg stated, could be correct.
Feels like it is a seam inside the seat tube and it is not butted. Atleast not what I can tell.
It got stamped dropouts with a serial on saying '294131'
Rear dropout spacing is 120 mm.
So, I dont know if I should laugh or cry. This is although clearly NOT what I expected.
Please give me some advice on what to do, and also what it can be. The seller stated it was a Carlton International 501. There is a sticker on it which she had not taken a picture of which says 'Specialist bicycle development. Ilkeston Raleigh England.' on the seat tube.