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GB Spearpoint Barrel Adjuster 1965 Raleigh Carlton

Old 03-02-21, 12:47 AM
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GB Spearpoint Barrel Adjuster 1965 Raleigh Carlton

Just picked up a small Raleigh Carlton frame for cheap. It came with the original GB Stem and handlebars but the stem is missing the barrel adjuster. Anyone have a good source for one of these? Iíd like an adjuster for the rear brake bridge as well.




Interesting lugs.

Plenty of patina, faded paint, and paint scrapes; still, no dents and the missing decals are replaceable. With proper care this can still be a nice looking frame.

Chrome is not smooth but still looks nice enough if you donít look too hard.

I think S = 1965.
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I doubt that's as manufactured, in which case there is no "correct", most likely any adjuster you like that fits will do.

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I seem to kind of remember ( I'm old) that the adjusters in the Simplex delrin downtube shifters fit the brake bridge and if it is the same might also fit your GB Spearpoint.
The above statement might be totally incorrect and I have no way of checking (sorry) and I am slightly hesitant to post but hey.......if you have any of delrin shifters hanging around it might be worth a try.
YMMV
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Thanks for the replies. I should be more specific. On 1960s bikes Carlton often employed this stem with the brake cable routing going right through the middle. This is as manufactured. The hole is threaded and the bolt required for the stem is considerably wider than the rear adjuster. I do appreciate the responses though.

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VeloBase.com - Component: GB forged alloy Hiduminium spearpoint

appears to be original equipment on this Carlton_Huffy

and 1964 Carlton Catalina road bike on display at Classic Cycle | Classic Cycle Bainbridge Island Kitsap County

and in a number of the bikes here https://on-the-drops.blogspot.com/20...cycles-us.html

a possible workaround https://www.flickr.com/photos/stronglight/3046303637
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Thanks Big Block. A workaround is probably what Iím looking at as a placeholder until the real deal shows up.
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I would think the stem takes a standard barrel adjuster as found on a brake caliper. Have any of those around to try?
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
I would think the stem takes a standard barrel adjuster as found on a brake caliper. Have any of those around to try?
Ooooh, thatís a good idea! Iíll try it.
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nlerner for the win! This adjuster came straight out of an early 80s Weinmann side pull caliper. It wonít be the one that I use but clearly this was easier than I thought it would be. Thanks nlerner.

A perfect fit.
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