| Carlton Flyer believed pre 1954; 73 stamped
twice on BB; seat tube 22½", top tube 22", wheelbase
39¾"; 73 head, 72 seat angles; seat post 27.2. Brazed-lug on
top tube for saddle support
|Fiamme sprint rims on Airlite large-flange hubs,
32/40. Originally with Dunlop silk tubs
||BSA double-fluted 6½" 5-pin cranks
with Williams inch-pitch chainring
||Sheffield sprint track pedals with Atos toe-clips
||Single-speed fixed 27 x 7 - 89inch gear
||Steel track bars stamped '14' on
Ormond sprint with alloy rails
||Roy Fossett bought this frame in 1956 from Cyril Peacock for Four
pounds ten shillings. Roy was a friend and Club mate of Peacock's at the
Tooting Cycling Club. After Cyril won the sprint title at the 1954 Commonwealth
Games on this frame he received Raleigh sponsorship which included
'Harris Raleigh' track bikes. This sponsorship continued for some years and
he sold off his other equipment.
Roy was a good Club rider winning the Tooting Championship and racing at
many locations including Herne Hill, Paddington and the Isle of Man.
He moved to Australia in the 1970's with his bikes and a young family. The
Flyer was repainted once about forty years ago but in the same colour
scheme, the cycle parts remain the same save the saddle - like many racers
of the period he had only one saddle used for both road and track.