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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi

First post. I have a classic Chrome Carlton road bike and cannot fix the age of it. It’s in good order, 5 speed


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:12 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Another view


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:13 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Drop outs don’t have a number


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Numbers found on B.B. are as follows

Front of B.B.
2563805
X2108

Under the B.B. SK139RS

It’s all chrome as pictured but has evidence of being part blue? The wheels are matching Dunlop lights.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:44 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Looks nice if the chrome is still in good nick?

Spokesmann on here seems to be the expert on all things Carlton :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Cheers. Any info would be good. I’m looking to get a decal set for it but don’t want to buy the wrong one. Seems to have had some blue paint on it at some point.

Just the number and date of model I’m stuck on - spokesmann?

Cheers


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:38 am 
Old School Grand Master
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Early Carlton Cobra before they moved over to Crespera lugs. The blue acylllichrome remaining makes it a ten speed :) late 60''s before they moved over to the Raleigh numbers.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:05 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I thought it might be a Cobra but there is only one brazed guide for the single cable. Not sure if it was ever a 10 speed?

Anyhow the plan is to use this on next years Eroica Britannia so as long as it’s pre 87, which I think it is, it should qualify


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:18 pm 
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SK139RS is probably a post code of a previous owner.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:20 pm 
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By the mid 1970's the Blue Cobra was 10 speed and the red one was 5 speed. The earlier ones had a variety of red / blue / black with multiple areas of masking off and very complicated :). My first ever racing bike :)


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