1950’s Dayton

Picked this bike and training device up a couple of months ago , I thought anything that has a Charter Lea crank can’t be all that bad

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 Well when I first saw it in the flesh I was a bit disappointed as I hadn’t noticed the awful Hammerited paintfinish that exdended to the wheel spokes as well !!

 

Dayton

Dayton

 I made it rideable and did a 3 mile test ride on it and it rode quite nicely in all fairness , so I took the decision to get the frame stripped and re finished once I could find a local company that could do it for me .

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Well I picked it up yesterday from the bead blasters who look to have done a great job of removing all the various coats of paint that this Dayton Roadmaster has had applied over its Amalgam tubes .

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Next journey is to drop it off at local coating firm and see what colour they are offering to do it in for me .

 

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2 thoughts on “1950’s Dayton

  1. Hello,

    Got to love those old English sport bikes. What color (or is that colour?) paint do you plan on using? Personally, I think it would look good in a dark green with gold highlights. Any alloy parts in its future?

    Cheers,

    Van

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