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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:51 pm 
Old School Hero
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Hi

I pick up the Carlton frame below recently and wondered if I could use the staggeringly huge and impressive combined knowledge of the Retrobike forum (well, on old bikes anyway) to identify the frame type. The frame number tells me it was built in Workshop in June 1974.

Any ideas?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:46 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Feels like I've just typed this to another enquiry...lol

Email Dave Marsh ? He maybe shed some like on this frame

http://www.carltoncycles.com/contact.htm

He worked at Carlton Cycles by the way :wink:

Do you live anywhere near Rotherham at all ? Maybe visit him with the frame, just a thought!


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:04 pm 
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Could be a Carlton Catalina, they had the full wrap around seat stays.

Spokesmann should be along soon, he'll tell you what it is :)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:14 pm 
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99% certain to be a raleigh made with seamed tubing, see thread "carlton 10".
Also badged Sun, BSA and various others.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:44 pm 
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Crespera lugs and 1974? My guess would be a Continental, they chromed it and called it a Cobra.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:06 pm 
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Looks like a Conti or possibly Corsa.
Does it have a centre pull bridge on rear stays and if you have the forks are they half chromed?
Really sweet riding frame


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Cheers guys

Having checked out the suggestions on Google image against my frame it is definately a Carlton Corsa!

Watch this space for the build. :)

Vimes


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:28 pm 
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I have a sneaky feeling that the Continental and the corsa (plus the circuit and Longfelow) used the same frame............

Shaun


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