This is my all round beater-cargo-cruiser-hungover-old timer-wet weather-cant be fucked-winter bike.
It gets the most use out of all of my bikes especially now the weathers getting worse. I had this same set up on a 58cm Raleigh tourer with canti brakes but it was a bit big and I wanted it to ride more like my last winter bike, so I wrangled this 56cm carlton off a customer who bought a new frame at the shop and managed to jam all the parts on even without eyelets or clearance for the mudgaurds and rack. Check out the bracket for the front rack, its bent under the dropouts to stop it rotating. Here’s the rundown
56cm Carlton made in England, Double butted 531 renyolds
free front wheel
3 beer swap back wheel with 7 speed shimano cassette.
28c Panaracer Pasala tyres, gumwall for retro factor.
Velo Orange wheel eyebrows p-clamped on.
Velo Orange front Porteur rack. (This thing is so good! Stainless steel and so light and strong, Ive doubled my friend on it, filled up the gas bottle, carried 2 dozen tallcans. Its expensive but so worth it.)
175cm Middleburn crank of ebay
Gusset pedals and holdfast.
shitty brakes and sweet ass diacompe ss-5 levers cushioned for comfort.
some porteur style bars from bricklane bikes
colombus stem from andy pancake shimmed to fit bars
7 speed shimano barend shifter and free suntour rear mech
controltech seatpost and beatup charge bucket saddle