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Forum: Framebuilders
08-17-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 733
Posted By Daveyk15

Wow the least dodgy use of BITCOIN ever :)...

Wow the least dodgy use of BITCOIN ever :) hopefully the recent fall on the price wont impact what you want.
08-17-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Daveyk15

Campag Friction Lever Problems

Folks

I have some Campagnolo Record downtube shifters 1013/5N and the left hand side that does the front changer is not holding in the big ring. I have tightened the adjuster but it still wont...
03-05-18, 03:41 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 8,188
Posted By Daveyk15

Carlton

My circa 1979 Carlton Corsair
06-21-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 849
Posted By Daveyk15

Having followed the link to the decals I was...

Having followed the link to the decals I was amazed at the price of them I think I am in the wrong job !
04-27-17, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Daveyk15

Fitted the new 14-28T Shimano block and it works...

Fitted the new 14-28T Shimano block and it works like a charm :)
04-23-17, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Daveyk15

Thanks for the advice I will order a new 14-28...

Thanks for the advice I will order a new 14-28 block and give it a go.
04-23-17, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Daveyk15

Rear Gear help

Currently have a Shimano 600 EX RD-6207 (1984 -1986) on my vintage Carlton running a 50 X 34 T front and 14 - 24 at the rear. Trouble is the lowest gear wont get me up my local hill and a search on...
04-22-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,974
Posted By Daveyk15

My Red bike is faster than my Black one, must be...

My Red bike is faster than my Black one, must be the White bar tape on it !
04-22-17, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,621
Views: 566,060
Posted By Daveyk15

Before and After

Before and After
04-22-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,627
Posted By Daveyk15

Carlton Corsair

Plenty of these around fairly light strong and cheap 32 mm tyres as well!!
04-19-17, 12:10 PM
01-28-17, 01:12 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 32,917
Posted By Daveyk15

1986 Bob Griffin built up from new, 531 Pro frame...

1986 Bob Griffin built up from new, 531 Pro frame built by a local frame builder rides lovely and is sub 20lbs.
01-25-17, 01:25 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 32,917
Posted By Daveyk15

1986 Bob Griffin from local Bike Builder

1986 Bob Griffin from local Bike Builder
01-21-17, 01:15 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,947
Posted By Daveyk15

Japanese bikes were never popular in the UK we...

Japanese bikes were never popular in the UK we had plenty of descent Frame builders and they produced some pretty good and bad bikes for us to choose from. Luckily we Brits knew that Raleigh did...
01-15-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 622
Posted By Daveyk15

Ideal Fixie project should turn out a nice ride.

Ideal Fixie project should turn out a nice ride.
01-14-17, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By Daveyk15

Why do people make fixies out of great bikes...

Why do people make fixies out of great bikes really winds me up.
01-08-17, 11:39 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,619
Posted By Daveyk15

Yeah steel rims + gas pipe tubing is 13KG + alloy...

Yeah steel rims + gas pipe tubing is 13KG + alloy rims and DB reynolds tubing 23 lbs or less in a small frame with sensible parts on it i.e. not chunky 32 mms tyres. A 531 Pro frame and fork in 54...
01-08-17, 08:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,619
Posted By Daveyk15

Depending on the size of the steel frame a 21...

Depending on the size of the steel frame a 21 inch/53Cm high quality bike can easily come in at 22lbs if you run tubulars you can get below 20lbs.

This one (Reynolds 531 pro) is around 19lbs...
12-30-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

One thing I noticed with the frame on first...

One thing I noticed with the frame on first checking it over is that it is completely clear coated probably from a few years ago.
12-29-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

I was tempted to try and track down the bolt and...

I was tempted to try and track down the bolt and light bracket for the fork but I am not sure I want something sticking out of the forks, in case I crash !!
12-28-16, 04:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

Close up Shots

As requested a couple of close up decal shots !!
12-28-16, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

Thanks for the advice I think I will preserve it...

Thanks for the advice I think I will preserve it as it is and try and get some period gear levers for it.
12-28-16, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

The black levers are going to get replaced with...

The black levers are going to get replaced with something original hopefully !
12-28-16, 11:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

Good spot didnt really notice the brake cables...

Good spot didnt really notice the brake cables being wrong will sort them out.
12-28-16, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 871
Posted By Daveyk15

New Project finished do I respray it ?

Well a good few months back a friend gave me an old Carlton Corsair frame (C 1979) after he had helped himself to the parts for another Carlton he has.

It has been a good few decades since I...
10-08-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,954
Posted By Daveyk15

Nice Colnago what is the weight of it with the...

Nice Colnago what is the weight of it with the extras off, pump lights etc ?
10-07-16, 03:45 PM
Replies: 1,942
Views: 124,339
Posted By Daveyk15

Carlton Corsair

Late 1970's Carlton Corsair built up frome bare frame and it took me ages.
08-31-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By Daveyk15

New Build Gear set advice

Starting a new build on a Carlton Corsair GT frame circa 1979 and need to buy some downshifters, front and possibly rear changer.

Currently have an old shimano 600 ex non index rear changer that...
08-27-16, 04:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Daveyk15

Thanks for that the SRAM looks nice as well !!

Thanks for that the SRAM looks nice as well !!
08-27-16, 03:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
Posted By Daveyk15

Chain Recommendation

Folks

Just starting to build up a new frame I have acquired so anyone suggest a nice chain to go with it, not too concerned on the looks.

Bike will be a 6 speed on a new Sunrace Freewheel, Have...
08-25-16, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Daveyk15

Decided will try and go as retro as possible as...

Decided will try and go as retro as possible as and when I get the parts and yes it is a UK Spec Carlton.
08-23-16, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By Daveyk15

Carlton Corsair Ideas

Hopefully going to pick this up tomorrow, frame only though what would you do ?

Do it up on the cheap using second hand vintage parts

Do it up using vintage parts but try and keep faithful to...
08-19-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Daveyk15

My 980 has got loads of lateral play but has a 10...

My 980 has got loads of lateral play but has a 10 t wheel which are in good nick. I would have thought lateral play on a 6 speed friction setup would not be good ?
08-19-16, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 598
Posted By Daveyk15

Need Advice on new Jockey wheels

Folks I have an old Campag 980 and the jockey wheels are shot on it (loads of play) any ideas for replacements.

So do I replace the bearings as the actual wheels are in fairly good nick or get...
08-03-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,895
Posted By Daveyk15

One of my favourite 23 mile (flat) courses I am...

One of my favourite 23 mile (flat) courses I am quicker by about .5 mph on my old vintage 1985 time trial bike than my new Carbon Colnago CX Zero.

The vintage bike is about 2lbs heavier than my...
08-01-16, 02:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,016
Posted By Daveyk15

My 1985 Bob Griffin Time Trial Bike total weight...

My 1985 Bob Griffin Time Trial Bike total weight just 19 lbs

Small Frame 53/54 Cm with Reynolds 531 Pro tubing

Mavic GL 330 rims with tubs and Campag Record Hubs

13-18 Maillard Alloy block...
08-01-16, 01:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,404
Posted By Daveyk15

RE Bob Griffin

Here is my 1985 Bob Griffin weighs in at around 19lbs though I have had it just under 19lbs

Small handbuilt Time Trial Frame Reynolds 531 Pro about 52/53 CM fairly short wheelbase

Mavic GL330...
07-31-16, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By Daveyk15

Freewheel Advice

Folks

Need to get a 6 Speed freewheel for an old pair of wheels to use on my mid 80's bike, any recommendations for a 13/14-23/24 freewheel I can source in the UK.

Looked at some secondhand...
07-10-16, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Daveyk15

For clarification was not suggesting you do that...

For clarification was not suggesting you do that and not my business if you had just was aware of it happening in the UK.

Price of vintage parts in UK is crazy so can see why people would do it,...
07-10-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Daveyk15

Fairly healthy DT market in the UK only problem...

Fairly healthy DT market in the UK only problem is the prices some folks want for very average bikes in poor condition. We seem to have a huge influx of French and Itallian bikes because they can be...
07-10-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,285
Posted By Daveyk15

Sometimes get annoyed at seeing descent bikes on...

Sometimes get annoyed at seeing descent bikes on eBay that have had all the original bits replaced with crap. No problem flipping bikes or removing parts to sell the frame putting crap on is...
07-09-16, 10:49 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 23,878
Posted By Daveyk15

Here is mine 1985 Bob Griffin (Local Frame...

Here is mine

1985 Bob Griffin (Local Frame builder) Mix of Campag Record and GS, Sprint rims Reynolds 531 Pro Tubing.

Fairly light at about 19lbs or just under depending on tubs, rides lovely....
07-09-16, 10:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By Daveyk15

Help Needed

Hi

Just about to renovate some old vintage Campag hubs from the early 1980 one pair Gran Sport and the others Record.

Does anyone know the Ball Bearing size for these and would grade 20...
04-27-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By Daveyk15

My old faithful is a 1985 Bob Griffin had it from...

My old faithful is a 1985 Bob Griffin had it from new made to measure from a local bike builder.

Mostly original parts from new but in need of a bit of TLC requiring some new hoods and the...
03-20-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,732
Posted By Daveyk15

27.2 mm seat tube in it.

27.2 mm seat tube in it.
03-19-16, 02:49 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,732
Posted By Daveyk15

It has a 27.2 mm seat post on it fairly standard...

It has a 27.2 mm seat post on it fairly standard British size for the 1980's
03-05-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,732
Posted By Daveyk15

Lugs and Dropouts exactly the same as on my 1985...

Lugs and Dropouts exactly the same as on my 1985 British built reynolds 531 Pro frame, built by a local framebuilder.
02-19-16, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 948
Posted By Daveyk15

I would ride it but treat it with care good roads...

I would ride it but treat it with care good roads and in the dry.
02-19-16, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Daveyk15

These are descent components I wouldn't buy cheap...

These are descent components I wouldn't buy cheap ball bearing to put in them, search out for some 10 grade bearings not bike shop 100 grade ones.
02-15-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,373
Posted By Daveyk15

I don't have any current full size pics but this...

I don't have any current full size pics but this is what it looked like about 25 years ago, It is currently being stripped down for some winter TLC ready for the spring.

Everything is still the...
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