This years Eroica Britannia is coming up soon , has anybody got entry that needs a bike to use ?
I supplied at least 4 bikes that I know were going to be used in last year’s event and even looked at hiring another one out .
As it stands at the moment I have one bike ready to go and a chance of at least another couple awaiting completion if need be .
I know that if i was entering the event myself i would like to get a few hundred miles in on the bike that i was going to use , just so i can get it all set up correctly.
The below Carlton Corsair would be an ideal machine for this great event as it was originally built for touring and carrying luggage so its gears are suitable for going uphill and down dale along with effortless cruising along the flat bits should they exist .
Late 70’s Carlton Corsair Reynolds 531 butted frame in 23 1/4″ or 59cm size and 22 1/4″ or 57cm size with a stand over height over of 33 3/4″ finished in original Bronze paintwork and matching decals all in very clean original condition with the exception of a few what look to be household paint drips !
Reynolds 531 tubing with good original half chrome fr forks , large flange normandy hubs laced to 27 x 1 1/4″ Weinmann alloy rims with as new Michelin world tour tyres .
Suntour power command down tube shifters with Raleigh fr & rr mechs and Raleigh alloy crank set that provide 10 speeds to choose from . Weinmann/Raleigh centre pull calipers front & rear operated via Dia Compe non aero levers and new barke pads .
Sakae world champ alloy bars and 90mm quill stem that is free to move and adjust as is the original seat post . Fitted with Esge gold coloured full length guards fr & rr and an original rear pannier rack so ideal for commuting or touring .
Within the last 100 miles this bike has had new tyres, brake blocks , all bearings have been stripped and repacked with fresh grease so it is ready to go .
Please note red saddle ,pedals , light set and computer not included in sale . But a saddle and the original pedals will be re fitted . And some black bar tape
Asking £175 collected from Wellingborough NN8 postcode or could be sent via a courier for an extra £20
Other bikes suitable that are intended for future builds include a Carlton Pro-am and a 1960’s Soens road bike , the Soens was used towards the last part of 2014 as my commuting machine and behaved very well , however its only set up with a single chainring and a close ratio 6 speed block so not ideal for big hills! The Pro-am sits in my loft space awaiting build which should start next week hopefully and will be built with a gearing range suitable for hills , once finished will post some more details on here and my Facebook page
Please note the Carlton Pro Am pictured above is not the one i mention above but one i sold a while back