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 Post subject: Carlton Criterium
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 12:13 pm 
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Does anyone have a 23.5 inch Carlton Criterium for sale (polychromatic Bronze)


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:52 pm 
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Out for a blast on this machine this morning.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:00 am 
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Hi lovely bike,both your restoration and as it left the factory.
I had a later Criterium,in a mint green colour.I loved the bike,I would guess that I was around 12/13 when I got it.It was secondhand but mint,a league above my mate's bikes Choppers,Grifters etc.I lived in Nottingham as a boy not far from Carlton.
The bike took me everywhere,I rode it miles, cleaned it polished it and loved it
I eventually outgrew the frame,I polished it all and the bike was sold to my Mum's colleague's son,I can still see his face light up when he laid eyes on it.Truthfully I still miss that bike
I really enjoyed the pictures,a real trip down memory lane!


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Valvoltec wrote:
Hi lovely bike,both your restoration and as it left the factory.
I had a later Criterium,in a mint green colour.I loved the bike,I would guess that I was around 12/13 when I got it.It was secondhand but mint,a league above my mate's bikes Choppers,Grifters etc.I lived in Nottingham as a boy not far from Carlton.
The bike took me everywhere,I rode it miles, cleaned it polished it and loved it
I eventually outgrew the frame,I polished it all and the bike was sold to my Mum's colleague's son,I can still see his face light up when he laid eyes on it.Truthfully I still miss that bike
I really enjoyed the pictures,a real trip down memory lane!



Glad you liked them. Ive got two of these fellas...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:27 pm 
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Excellent real restoration work there Spokesman, very satisfying not just a buy bits and bolt together. Lovely to see you ride them too, I do with all my retro bikes, but unsurprisingly the one that gave me the most pleasure was the Claude Butler I did for my neighbor. The fact that you found these in original condition is amazing...... but back in the 70's people took alot of care with bikes, really were the most prized posessions for young men , rather than say an X box!
Cheers Darren


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:55 pm 
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I agree about riding them, all of my classics get to see the road at some point in the year. My current winter/commuting bike is a 1975 Carlton Corsa - plenty of life left in it and it still looks presentable.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Beautiful bikes, and excellent work - Inspirational! Thanks Mike!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:14 pm 
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Another old thread, need to get this bike back out again...


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