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SkipdiverJohn

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Is it just my imagination, or did Carlton produce an unusually high proportion of five speed bikes? I've seen a lot more Fives than Tens. I know it was very common to find cheaper Raleigh/BSA etc "racers" in Five-speed form, but you'd think a Carlton buyer might have splashed out a little extra for more gears, wouldn't you?
I recently picked up a cheapo project Carlton, and both it and a second Tru-wel donor that was thrown in with it, are both 5-speeders. Nice period Bluemels lightweight mudguards on the donor too.
 
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PHL67

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Is it just my imagination, or did Carlton produce an unusually high proportion of five speed bikes? I've seen a lot more Fives than Tens. I know it was very common to find cheaper Raleigh/BSA etc "racers" in Five-speed form, but you'd think a Carlton buyer might have splashed out a little extra for more gears, wouldn't you?
I recently picked up a cheapo project Carlton, and both it and a second Tru-wel donor that was thrown in with it, are both 5-speeders. Nice period Bluemels lightweight mudguards on the donor too.
Blumell Sprints are going on my 1960 Claude Butler along with the Wrights saddle from this one. Mix and match between them all.
 
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