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The 1964 Carlton Flyer

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Some images of the 1964 Flyer

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Carlton Flyer build c1964 complete with NOS All Rounder guards

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An earlier image of the 1964 Carlton Flyer.

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This machine was purchased in 2005 as a frame and set of forks only. It was my aim to rebuild into a classic lightweight touring machine, worthy of the accolades which were bestowed upon the Worksop Company's finest handbuilt machines.
 
The refurbishment took nearly 3 years, although the cycle has been in a rideable state for nearly two. I am always on the look out for period parts for it. I am currently looking for a pair of brake cable end ferrules to fit the GB Arret hoods...
 
The Flyer has  22-1/2" frame made from Reyolds '531' tubing. It has 'Carlton lugs'. The frame number dates it to 1964. I have attempted to put all that is the best into this machine, hence you will find Campagnolo components throughout, GB brakes, Brooks saddle, Carradice saddle bag and Bluemels lightweight mudgaurds. A few concessions to modernity are the Campag Veloce chainset and sealed Campag bottom bracket bearings. A Gran Sport chainset will probably ulimately be fitted.
 
With all the components fitted the machine still weights in at a respectible sub-23lbs. The machine handles well and the gearing using a 39/53 chainset with 22-tooth rear spocket is fine for me.

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Detail of Gran Sport pedals and alloy toe clips

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The large 1970s vintage Pifco front lamp

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A Brooks B17 standard in honey finish with matching Carradice bag

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Detail of lugwork around headstock of the Flyer