Carlton Longfellow 25

Carlton Longfellow 25" Road Bike Reynolds 531 1964

Regular price £795.00 Sale

The Carlton Longfellow was the model for the taller rider. The 1964 Carlton catalogue states that it uses a special version of Reynolds 531 Tubing presumably of a thicker gauge. It is in lovely original condition with excellent paint and quality components. There are a few marks and there is one small dent on the top tube, but overall its aged fantastically.The frame features the famous Carlton 'Capella' lugset which are wonderfully proportioned and exquisitely finished. The chrome on the chainset, headset and bottom bracket is excellent and the Cyclo Benelux components are in very good order. The GB stem and handlebars are super clean along with the original Carlton hoods. Rims are courtesy of Dunlop and their famous Special Lightweights are laced to extremely rare Resilion high flange hubs with domed axle nuts. Press down on the Lyotard pedals and you can feel the quality of this machine. Despite its size it’s very sturdy and extremely stable at speed. The Brooks B15 saddle is as comfortable as always and out on the road it has a remarkable stately ride quality. In short it’s one lovely original machine and if you are long in the leg will make a fine Eroica machine.

Details

 

Brand

Carlton

Model

Longfellow

Seat Tube (C to T)

25”

Top Tube (C to C)

22.5”

Frame no.

M5684

D.O.B

1964

Country of Origin

UK

Frame Tubing

Reynolds 531

Lugs

Carlton Capella

Dropouts

Cyclo Benelux

Paintwork

Original

Weight (Kg)

11.8kg

Standover Height

88cm

Rider Height 

6 0 – 6 5”

 

Specification

 

Headset

T.D.C Continental Italia

Bottom Bracket

Brampton

Chainset 

Nicklin 3 Pin 170mm

Chainrings

Nicklin 48t

Pedals

Lyotard 15S

Rear Derailleur

Cyclo Benelux Sport P2

Shifters

Cyclo Benelux

Brake Levers

Weinmann

Brake Hoods

White Carlton Hoods

Brake Calipers

Weinmann Junior

Brake Pads

Weinmann

Handlebars

GB Ventoux 38cm

Handlebar Tape

Original Cream Plastic

Stem

GB Hiduminium 100mm

Saddle

Brooks B15 Champion Narrow

Seatpost

Steel

Rims       

Dunlop Special Lightweight 27 x 1 1/4

Hubs

Resilion Continental

Freewheel

Cyclo 72 5 Speed

Tyres

Michelin World Tour Amberwall 32mm