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Old 03-26-10, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by will015 View Post
I know it's back on page 1 and I don't want to hijack the thread....... but, bikamper, who makes those panniers on your SC? I'm guessing the panniers on your Superbe are swiss bread bags, correct?

BTW, cool bikes all. I've never ridden a SC but have had the pleasure of riding a loaned International for a while and it was smooth and lovely.

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The panniers on the SC are from Frost River as is the seat bag. Good eye on the bread bags.
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Hello,

does anyone know if this is a super course?

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Originally Posted by firewind View Post
Hello,

does anyone know if this is a super course?

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Ferry/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
firewind - your pic did not come through!

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Originally Posted by firewind View Post
Hello,

does anyone know if this is a super course?

[IMG]file:///C:/Users/Ferry/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]
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Originally Posted by Zaphod Beeblebrox View Post
interesting rear cog set
This looks just like the one on the back of my Schwinn S/T.
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picked 1 up yeterday. Its a green 73 very little spotting of rust to the chrome but the fork paint is flaking badly. Other than that its near perfect. I will get some pics up tomorrow. All the components were original. I just stopped changing the plastic simplex derailleurs to post this up.
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Originally Posted by king*stink View Post
picked 1 up yeterday. Its a green 73 very little spotting of rust to the chrome but the fork paint is flaking badly. Other than that its near perfect. I will get some pics up tomorrow. All the components were original. I just stopped changing the plastic simplex derailleurs to post this up.
Hi King - I'll bet the heavy chrome they used to use will clean up nicely, and though paint doesn't stick very well on chrome, it will still look good even if not cosmetically perfect. Looking forward to your pics.
BTW - were the plastic Simplex DR's cracked? -or should I be asking if the Pope is Catholic?
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I found this bike yesterday. It's not a Supercourse but I'm pretty sure its a Carlton. I posted it in Evaluations and Inquiries but noone ever looks there. What do you guys think?
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...on-)-did-I-buy
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Originally Posted by sailorbenjamin View Post
I found this bike yesterday. It's not a Supercourse but I'm pretty sure its a Carlton. I posted it in Evaluations and Inquiries but noone ever looks there. What do you guys think?
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...on-)-did-I-buy
With that alloy crank, I'd think that might be high up in the Carlton food chain.
To learn more you might try contacting Jerry the Carlton Enthusiast.
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Nearly all or all the bits have been replaced on that frame. The frame is decades older that then crank.
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Nearly all or all the bits have been replaced on that frame. The frame is decades older that then crank.
You're right - I see now it's Super Maxy and the rear DR is newer too.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
Hi King - I'll bet the heavy chrome they used to use will clean up nicely, and though paint doesn't stick very well on chrome, it will still look good even if not cosmetically perfect. Looking forward to your pics.
BTW - were the plastic Simplex DR's cracked? -or should I be asking if the Pope is Catholic?
the derailleurs themselves werent cracked. The plastic jockey wheels were. Id rather just replace them before they break while im out riding. I went ahead and put a shimano arabesque group on it. Im saving the cyclone i have for the bike im hoping to get very soon.

heres the pics





if you look at the inside of the fork you can see the flaked off paint



I took it out for its first trip with the new deraileurs and it rides amazing. Ill be adding her to my rotation of bikes that i take to work daily
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wow these bikes are pretty looking one just showed up yesterday on craigslist for 70 bucks.
I email the seller, and he said he had 7 responses so he is going to sell it to the highest bidder.
needless to say i didn't email back...
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wow these bikes are pretty looking one just showed up yesterday on craigslist for 70 bucks.
I email the seller, and he said he had 7 responses so he is going to sell it to the highest bidder.
needless to say i didn't email back...
He should have been flagged immediately for running an auction on CL.
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Originally Posted by king*stink View Post
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heres the pics




I took it out for its first trip with the new deraileurs and it rides amazing. Ill be adding her to my rotation of bikes that i take to work daily
Beautiful example, King - You will fall in love with it!
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I think that's a late 60's or early 70's Carlton. That brake bridge is my guidance.

Possibly a Criterium with the seat tube treatment worn off?

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I found this bike yesterday. It's not a Supercourse but I'm pretty sure its a Carlton. I posted it in Evaluations and Inquiries but noone ever looks there. What do you guys think?
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?631889-What-kind-of-chrome-lugged-Raleigh-(Carlton-)-did-I-buy
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Originally Posted by king*stink View Post
I took it out for its first trip with the new deraileurs and it rides amazing.
It's pretty amazing, isn't it? Sorry if I've told this story a dozen times, but I built mine up expecting it to ride OK. It was replacing a Peugeot UO-8 I finally retired. The frame came from the garbage on the street one block away from mine. Most of the parts came from my totally rebuilt UO-8. I expected the Super Course to ride similarly and be basically OK. It's not OK! It's superb. I ride this bike more often than any other of my too-many bikes!

I highly recommend Panaracer Pasela tires for this bike. They're probably the best upgrade available.
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Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
I think that's a late 60's or early 70's Carlton. That brake bridge is my guidance.

Possibly a Criterium with the seat tube treatment worn off?
It sure looks a lot like that picture. It's not flambouyant copper, it's just faded ol red, but the chrome headlugs/painted stays is a rare combo. Don't know what to make of the headbadge.
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It's pretty amazing, isn't it? Sorry if I've told this story a dozen times, but I built mine up expecting it to ride OK. It was replacing a Peugeot UO-8 I finally retired. The frame came from the garbage on the street one block away from mine. Most of the parts came from my totally rebuilt UO-8. I expected the Super Course to ride similarly and be basically OK. It's not OK! It's superb. I ride this bike more often than any other of my too-many bikes!

I highly recommend Panaracer Pasela tires for this bike. They're probably the best upgrade available.
That's how I feel about mine.
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Nice one! The paint is in great shape on that.
Looks to be a '73-'75

IMO Its worthy of the Cyclone Derailleurs you've got...The arabesque stuff looks cool, but IMHO doesn't compare to the performance of the Cyclone parts.

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RE: Pasela's on Super Course bikes

That's what I have on my copper 80 model. It came with Weinmann concave 700's and atom hubs. With the Pasela's, it's one sweet ride. Sporty, yet supple,,,,BD
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I just came back from tooling around on my own Green SC (not as minty as Zaphods, of course) which is equipped with (you guessed it) Panaracers : The ride is dreamy on these bikes to start with, but those tires really bring out its best traits - AND they stick like glue around fast turns.

That ride was so nice and easy that I'm going to have to go out again for some exercise.
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Yeah, Panaracers on my green one, too.
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I just came back from tooling around on my own Green SC (not as minty as Zaphods, of course)
Thanks Mine is just fresh and clean... its a repaint with repro decals

I think I might have to scope out some of these Panaracers. I've got Bontrager Satellite tires on there now and I'm slowly realizing that I don't really like Bontrager Tires...unfortunately its all my LBS carries.



Whats the Biggest Tires anyone's got to fit on their Super Course?

I run 700x35 Bontrager Satellites

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I'm using a 27x1-1/4" tire on the rear of mine. It's actually a tight squeeze when inserting the wheel, if the tire is inflated. It pushes up against the chainstay bridge. Once inserted, it's fine. I think the Pasela is TALLER than other tires of the same width.
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