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What's this ... not a 'Brooks'

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by DCLane, 13 Mar 2018 at 00:30.

  1. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Having missed this 1940's Rochet last week, which went for £33 as I was too busy to bid, I decided to have a go on something else:



    Termed a 'Brooks' I haven't a clue what it is:


    Nice lugs:



    Any ideas before I start hunting when I collect?
  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    With the wrap over rear stays the words Carlton , Sun or maybe Falcon come to mind , more so Sun due to the positioning of the head badge holes .

    Either way looks nice and will keep you busy
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  3. woodbutcher

    woodbutcher Über Member

    S W France
    l bet those wide apart head badge fixing holes are a clue ...Mr Biggs will know !
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  4. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
  5. Dig those shorty mudguards.

    Suicide levers were an 80s/late 70s thing weren't they?
  6. buzzy-beans

    buzzy-beans Well-Known Member

    I just love those centre pull brakes.
  7. OP

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Collecting Thursday ...
  8. nonowt

    nonowt Regular

    I would've have though 70s Carlton Corsa or similar but for the head badge holes. Any sign of a frame number?

    shame about the Rochet, I thought that would polish up a treat.

    Were you not tempted by the Merlin/Bob Jackson also in Hudds?
  9. Poacher

    Poacher Gravitationally challenged member

    I'm sure it's a trick of perspective due to the camera angle, but that looks like a very steep head tube angle and a very relaxed seat tube angle!
  10. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    If you love centre-pull brakes then you clearly never had to use them to stop at the bottom of a steep descent in the rain... DAMHIKT.
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  11. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    The vertical holes for the head make it a Sun badged Worksop frame / bike. Typical Raleigh / Carlton badge engineering with Crespera lugs Lol .
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  12. OP

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    Picked it up yesterday from a charity shop that specialises in house clearances. Looks intact, headset stiff and a bit of paint under the bottom bracket. There's a frame number D3640 and the Brooks saddle but nothing else:

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    Last edited: 16 Mar 2018 at 09:25
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  13. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    @DCLane watch that fr brake cable straddle piece
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