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Carlton Jewel 1954

Carlton Jewel 640


Frame
23" - Finish Flam. burgundy with dark blue flam. head tube and seat bands,
chrome seat and head lugs, chrome crown and 6" chrome on front forks seat and chain
stays. Gold double box lining, and lugs. Oval forks, mudguard eyes, pump pegs on
cross bar and double gear cable stops on chainstay.
Wheels FB small flange hubs 32/40 - 15/17 DB spokes, Conloy Asp 27" HP rims
Chainset TA Cyclotouriste 46/36 chainrings, Duprat 6 1/2" hollow cottered 5 pin cranks
Pedals TA Cyclotouriste 46/36 chainrings, Duprat 6 1/2" hollow cottered 5 pin cranks
Gears Simplex 543 rear mech. Simplex "Competition" front changer
Brakes Le Roi "Bartali" levers, GB Hiduminium calipers
Stem/Bars 3 ½" fancy lug stem of unknown origin. Reynolds "Pelissier" bars
Headset Make unknown
Saddle Brooks B. 17 "Swallow" on a Stronglight seat pin
Extras The "Jewel" was built by Bob Keeling and according to him he didn't make very many. In 1954 the "Jewel" was £1 10s. more than a Magnum Opus - so one would have had to be a very dedicated Carlton fan to justify the price!  See images below

Carlton Jewel drive - 325
Drive components
Carlton Jewel head - 325
Head lugs from the side