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Baby blue build

Old 06-08-11, 10:57 AM
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Baby blue build

Hi all

I have decided to build and turn my dads old 1980s Carlton Pro-Am 12, in to my first fixie bike.

Here are some images of the build.










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Old 06-08-11, 10:59 AM
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Old 06-08-11, 11:00 AM
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Old 06-08-11, 11:09 AM
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Wish you would have kept the original paint on it, though I guess it makes up for it that you kept all the cable routing on it. What do you plan on doing for wheels?
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Old 06-08-11, 11:39 AM
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ha i was thinking of keeping the original paint but then decided to remove rust and scratches and give it a new refreshed look. Yer i can always tern it back if i decide, The wheels i am a bit stuck on at the moment i was thinking white halo track wheels with maxxis re fuse tires.
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Old 06-08-11, 01:10 PM
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WTF?! You'd better be ordering a new sticker pack :|

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Old 06-08-11, 02:09 PM
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that's a cool make-over great job on the work. the white track wheels would look great
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Old 06-08-11, 03:52 PM
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WTF ha that is right i would like to get a new set of stickers i do have the front one but i can not find the stickers no where as it it such an old bike, was even thinking of finding some one to paint them back on. thanks for the comments.
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Old 06-08-11, 06:24 PM
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You should do some lug lining.
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Old 06-08-11, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Astonlp View Post
Is the top tube separating from the lug?
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Old 06-08-11, 08:17 PM
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people need to quit letting their hipster kids into their ****ing basements and garages. that WAS a sweet paintjob

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Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
people need to quit letting their hipster kids into their ****ing basements and garages. that WAS a sweet paintjob
you're busting his balls, yet you post a pic of the bike in baby blue?*
so all he has to do to redeem himself would to be to get the now so "hallowed and so esteemed"
Carleton decals.

BFD

You got good steel and a nice bike Astonlp.
Now go ride the hell out of it.


*polar blue/ baby blue - looks the same to me.
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Old 06-08-11, 08:43 PM
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OH NO! YOU REPAINTED THE BIKE! THE RUST AND SCRATCHES WERE SO AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!

-get a grip people, not every bike that was made before '88 is a religious artifact.
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Old 06-08-11, 08:44 PM
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Hey dude, tell me more about the paint job! Did you just paint over the original paint? I'm in the process of figuring out what I want to do.
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oh no! You repainted the bike! The rust and scratches were so amazingly beautiful!

-get a grip people, not every bike that was made before '88 is a religious artifact.
qft .
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Hi all

The bike was bought by my dad new when he was in his teens and after minimal use it just sat in the garage for most of its life, then I sore it just hanging there with dust and spiders webs all over it. I cleaned it up, got a new set of tyres and did 50-60 miles a week on it. the bike has not been in used for about a year now and i have decided to turn it into a fixie bike. i have seen this frame and bike on ebay for 60 so if someone want to restore this bike its not hard. i wanted to bring it into the 21s century and make a fun fast bike that i can use for commuting.


the frame and forks where rubbed down smooth and then had 4 coats of primer and 6 coats of montana baby blue paint with 1 coat of varnish. the frame and forks are sweet.

the head set, seat post and cranks where polished and all the bearings cleaned and re greased. this bike is a classic i know that but i will never sell this so it is my project and it will be past down to what was called hipster f**king kid to ride haha
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Old 06-13-11, 03:49 PM
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some new stuff in the post. bike is coming along






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Great photo essay so far. Bike is looking good.
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Old 06-13-11, 09:14 PM
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i think it looks freaking awesome.
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Old 06-13-11, 09:40 PM
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nice build so far
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Old 06-16-11, 12:39 PM
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Ok day out to the bike shop, got some nice bits but as you can see they only had my front wheel in will have to wait till next week.

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Old 06-16-11, 12:57 PM
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Damn, it's looking pretty awesome. Keep up the good work.
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