Not sure this is the right area to post this so admins feel free to move I had a sudden, scary thought the other week: I don't have a road bike at the moment! With spring round the corner I thought it was time to do something about it. Fire up eBay! ........ Now I can't justify spending loads on a bike, but I want nice quality and uniqueness. ( if you have seen my previous builds you'll know I like uniqueness!) So I set myself a £100 budget. That's for the whole build mind. £22 later I've won (??) myself a tatty carlton. There was only 1 photo of it in the advert and that was very poor so it was a gamble. Not much of a gamble I guess but still 22% of my budget. I collected it from a very "interesting" chap ( think Steptoe and son ) in the dark so I still couldn't look at what I'd got. What I did know was the it wouldn't roll when I pushed it to my car. Not a good sign. I loaded it inside my estate car and drove the 1/2 hr home enjoying the delightful smell of, well, I can't describe it really. I believe that on that cold winters night I was the only car driving with all the windows down! So here it is safely in the workshop.