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Carpenter Olympic Mass Start - 1963  

Owned by: Patricia Killiard

Carpenter PK RB 1



Frame Carpenter Olympic Mass Start road frame- 1963; frame No. 5435: Seat tube 20”, Top tube 21”, Chainstays 17½”. Reynolds 531 double-butted tubing built with Nervex Professional lugs. Rear ends Campagnolo (early long version).  Braze-ons: Brake cable eyes under top-tube, Cable tunnel for rear gear on BB plus cable stop on chainstay. Single stop for front changer at bottom of down tube. Boss for Pennine CO2 pump on rear of seat tube. Finished by Mario Vaz, London in dark green with ivory head tube and seat panel - lugs lined in gold.
Wheels
Fiamme sprint rims 32/40 on early Campagnolo Gran Sport s/f hubs with QR and 14-16-19-21-23 Simplex freewheel
Chainset Stronglight 6½" alloy 5-pin cranks with TA double chainrings 42/36
Pedals Zeuss (Spanish copy of Campagnolo) with Christophe clips and straps
Gears Campag (early) Record front and rear (5-speed) changers
Brakes Weinmann levers with Weinmann 730 rear stirrup and 500 front
Stem/Bars Capo Berta bars on GB Spearpoint alloy 3" stem - Stronglight Competition headset
Saddle Brooks B17 Swallow on Reynolds alloy domed seat post
Extra details Extract from catalogue shown below

Carpenter PK RB 2
Nervex Professional lugs
Carpenter PK RB 4
Seat cluster, boss and clip holding
Pennine Mk I CO2 pump

Carpenter PK RB 3
BB showing outer cable from down tube stop to cable stop
 on front (early) Record changer
Carpenter PK RB 5
Capo Berta bars with less forward 'throw' than Maes for example; Weinmann levers

Carpenter PK RB 6
Early 60's Carpenter catalogue with 'Olympic Mass Start' listed on left

Carpenter - Sporting Cyclist 1961
Carpenter advert from Sporting Cyclist, May 1961 showing Olympic M.S. as
one of their top-of-the-range road frames