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Carpenter cycles are acknowledged by connoisseurs as being one of the best of lightweight cycle frames. They always made orthodox frames of the highest quality and their elegant proportions, superb finish and fine workmanship established a reputation for quality and performance that many thought was not surpassed by any other frame builder.
Keith Mitchell writes of this period:
“I remember Frank Carpenter during the 1960/70s. Like most other artisan frame builders he worked on his frame building in a tiny workshop at the back of the shop in Surbiton Park Terrace, while his wife minded the shop!
Author: John Gill