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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:30 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi , new to the forum ,I have been road cycle since I was in my teens.

This is my daily commuter bike a 1979 Carlton Corsair that as been doing 6 miles 5 days a week, maybe before the winter I will replace the drivetrain but she still going strong.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 3:35 pm 
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Ooh lovely! Perfect equipment for a cream tea ride.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:08 pm 
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Lovely and so clean for a commuter bike. Obviously well loved.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:07 pm 
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A great cycle, still has something of the old mid-1970s Criterium about it. By this time raleigh were exerting more and more of themselves on Carlton judging by the name that keeps cropping on the components. Thats a very tidy example and so good to see.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:56 am 
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Corsairs were all bought by gigantic blokes! That's in the same 25 inch size as my old one. Very nice - if you ever want to stretch its legs you'll find it a really capable long distance tourer.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:06 am 
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jackhulbert wrote:
Corsairs were all bought by gigantic blokes! That's in the same 25 inch size as my old one. Very nice - if you ever want to stretch its legs you'll find it a really capable long distance tourer.


Yes, bit of a gate! Bit like the Pro-Am frames. Carlton seemed make a lot of 25" frames then...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 6:28 pm 
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Just bought a raleigh carlton corsair for £40. my first restoration and its a bloody belter! the front of the frame where the emblem would go is quite rusty and sadly so is the chrome fork tips, has anybody got any tips on removing rust from chrome? The frame is in rather a good condition, appart from a nasty dint on the top bar, however im wanting to remove the Carlton Corsair stickers from the top and bottom bar of the frame much like 'Benk' has done. Will this devalue the bike at all??


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 3:34 pm 
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Elbow grease is good for chrome! Try rubbing with aluminium baking foil, really works...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:38 pm 
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Nice.

Interesting bit of brickwork you've got it leaning against too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:15 am 
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bugloss wrote:
Nice.

Interesting bit of brickwork you've got it leaning against too.


Flemish bond?


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