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    I found a '59 lugged frame 3 speed from Holland on craigslist and just started adding parts over the course of a few months. Decided to keep the patina of the original even though it is not black. A single speed weighing in at 28 pounds, not exactly a lightweight but 20 pounds lighter than the guvnor and 1/5th of the cost including a new wheel set, BB and crank. Have some fun and build up your own. In the two weeks since I have had it out and about it has received several compliments, which I find surprising since I was just looking to get a feel for the geometry before going any further.

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    This is my "scorcher", it is supposed to look like an early 20th century club race bike. With its geometry, it has wheel flop like crazy, I can't take my hands off the bars.
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    Wheel flop is a killer on these builds....likewise, take your hands off this one and it face plant time!


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    I wonder why they were deliberately designed like that?
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    Tracks better on grass and gravel I think.

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    I'd think it's b/c these were early bikes, and they didn't quite know what they were doing with the geometry yet.

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    Still strikes me as funny that, as a lot of people know early MTB's were along this geometry, my mate cracked up laughing when I lined up a Raleigh Sport frame against a 88 Stump Jumper, he could not believe his eyes.
    Early days of Mountain biking as a craze in NZ had a lot of people turning early Raleighs Phillips, etc into MTB's 5-6 speed cassettes off the expensive bikes a wheel set, cockpit setup, bang, off to the nearest hills, some people even ran Raleigh20 cranks for smaller chain ring,most just went with the original.
    I want to build a Sport frame out that I have in this style, I will need to find some 26 x 1.75 skinnish tyres though any ideas?
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    Picked up the Carlton today, it is in pretty good shape apart from the wheels(rims gone savable Normandy hubs though) Simplex derailleur is pretty far gone too, I have put some wheels on for photo's,
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    Some pics with different wheels and a few different tyres. Black rear is CST 27 x 1 3/8 front whitish wall tyre is Conti tour ride 27 x 1 1/4, Gumwalls are CST 27 x 1 1/4
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    Let me know which you think is best. Thanks
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    Well, if your going for the Guv Nor look, you gonna have to scratch up some cream or white CST's off ebay... they're gonna cost ya.....maybe $35 bucks for the set



    http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-CST-27-x-1...item35d009045a

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