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by Nina_15
20 Feb 2013, 9:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carlton Courette update
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Carlton Courette update

Thanks again for all your expert advice :)
by Nina_15
19 Feb 2013, 6:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carlton Courette update
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Carlton Courette update

Thanks everyone for your help and comments.
Just one more quick question - if I go for a replacement freewheel, does it matter if it is index or non-index. (Courette has downtube shifters and I wasn't planning to replace these.)
by Nina_15
16 Feb 2013, 11:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carlton Courette update
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Re: Carlton Courette update

Thanks thirdcrank, your suggestions are really helpful and yes 'freewheel' not cassette! Will have to research availability of suitable freewheel and chain and likely cost. No point in spending too much on a spare, but it's still a good lightweight bike and was also my first tourer, so am reluctant ...
by Nina_15
16 Feb 2013, 9:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Carlton Courette update
Replies: 10
Views: 1037

Carlton Courette update

I have a well-ridden 1981 Carlton Courette, which I'd like to keep as a spare bike, replacing worn components without spending a fortune. Gears are now slipping - it has a 14/34 rear 5 speed cassette (?) and 52/42 double chainring (downtube shifters.) Is it still possible to buy 5 speed cassette or ...
by Nina_15
8 Apr 2010, 11:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Obsolete tyre size?
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Obsolete tyre size?

On closer inspection both tyres are marked 27 x 1 1/8 and one also has 28-630 & my Carlton is nearer 25 years old when I thought about it - bought around 1983/4! It's great that there's such a wealth of knowledge out there! Thanks everyone for all your help & useful links to further info &am...
by Nina_15
8 Apr 2010, 10:25am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Obsolete tyre size?
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Obsolete tyre size?

I have an 20 year-old Carlton tourer with 1 + an eighth width tyres. I've recently dusted it down, replaced a couple of minor components, but am told by my local bike shop that those tyres are no longer available. Can I use a different size & if so what is the nearest one, or would I need to rep...