The 1963 Carlton Catalina

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1963 Carlton Catalina restoration 2015-2017

This was purchased in September 2015 as a frame only - sadly the original 3/4 chrome forks had been lost. I added a set of 1970s Continental forks and was in business. The frame has been totally restored in a flam red/orange with light blue panelling. New decals and graphics added. This work was carried out at Dave Marsh's Universal Cycle centre in Maltby, Yorkshire. A fine job has been done by Catherine Neary on this wonderful old frame. The rare buckle headbadge was retained as well as the lovely chromed Capella head lugs. Finishing it as a 5-speeder, it has been kitted out in a similar spec to which this fine mid-range machine would have had. Detailing and accessories to my taste.

21.5" frame, Capella lugs and Truwel tubing. Chrome headset lugs, Nervex BB shell and Cyclo drop outs. 27-1/4" alloy rimmed wheels, Gripfast No1 and No2 wing nuts. 49 tooth SA chainwheel on a traditional Raleigh BB spindle, Huret lever and Alvit rear mech driving a 24 tooth sprocket with a Shimano HS chain. Steel seat post with Brooks B17 saddle. Carlton C nut clamp bolt. Weinmann 730 alloy sidepulls, Weinmann 4-dot salmon blocks with NOS white ribbed cabling. GB Maes bars and Hiduminium stem through a traditional Raleigh/Carlton 1" threaded headset. Weinmann levers with white Carlton hoods. Lyotard pattern pedals with SA toe clips and new Christophe white leather straps. NOS red Bluemels inflator. NOS Blue Bluemels 'Popular' guards complete the look.

Capella lugs on a restored 1963 Carlton Catalina

1963 Catalina model

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