Carlton Flyer - 1939
Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
|Frame||Size: 23" centre to top, with 23" top tube and 40" wheelbase. Chater Lea lugs and bottom bracket (for 5/16" balls) cut to unique Flyer pattern. 531 DB tubing throughout.
Original paintwork and chrome, finished in grey enamel with red lug lining and double box lining. All chrome head tube and lugs (10/- extra in 1939 Catalogue). Forks: Short rake Russ pattern, fully chromed (10/- extra).
|Wheels||27x1¼" Constrictor Conloy rims on Harden "Bacon Slicer" hubs (rear single-sided for freewheel). A post-war upgrade, presumably. Villiers De Luxe single freewheel.|
|Chainset||Chater-Lea fluted lightweight cranks and chainwheel|
|Pedals||Chater-Lea 'tommy-bar' pedals|
|Brakes||ALP/CLB levers, LAM Super Dural callipersLam dural brake stirrups with unknown make of steel levers|
|Stem/Bars||Reynolds hiduminium Bailey bars with Patent chromed steel handlebar stem (Hudson's patent).|
|Headset||Chater-Lea head clip|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 Narrow, Accles and Pollock chromed seat pin with crimped domed top|
|Extra details||Bluemels Noweight "Ultra-light" celluloid mudguards with aluminium alloy stay bridges
Original owner's scrapbooks of race results (1930's). Other documentation, including original receipt, 1938 RTTC Handbook, race entry list cards and results cards for various 1930's time trials, and correspondence.
The original owner was a member of the Brighton Excelsior CC. He was a successful club level racer, and set a number of course records. He was the Second Sussex Best All-Rounder for 1938.