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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:57 am 
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Lovely find, looks real nice 8)


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Thats should come up fine, looks like sometime around 75/76.

A nice find and well worth preserving. I have a couple of this model in this colour and love them to bits.


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Thanks mike,I'm hoping t cut will get the rust off,when he told me it was award winning I thought it was better, but I'm not scared of a little elbow grease :o


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10 speed too!

Here's my green Corsas, both 75 vintage.

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And how they were back in the 70s!
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thanks again,now i know whats wrong or missing on mine :)


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Just for info.........thank god they made it in another colour than green :)

Green bikes were a nightmare to sell as they were, well, green..which is a very unlucky colour :(

We tried to keep a few green bikes about the shop like the rudge decendants and the Raleigh 20 but usually kept clear :)

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Midlife wrote:
Just for info.........thank god they made it in another colour than green :)

Green bikes were a nightmare to sell as they were, well, green..which is a very unlucky colour :(

We tried to keep a few green bikes about the shop like the rudge decendants and the Raleigh 20 but usually kept clear :)

Shaun


The Corsa was also available in a copper flamboyant too around this time - very fetching. The earlier version with imichrome decals was available in poly mauve. Carlton just stirred the colours around from time to time. I have 3 green Carltons, two Corsas and a Continental - would say it ws unlucky though! :lol: Although I did get hit up the arse riding the Continental many years ago by a total fool trying to get past me on a roundabout!


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according to this site http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/dating.htm

mine was built november 76,although the w meant worksop,it was built at raleigh


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according to this site http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/details/dating.htm

mine was built november 76,although the w meant worksop,it was built at raleigh


I think W still meant Worksop at the time, although raleigh were supplying more and more parts by then.


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yeh looks like i read it wrong ..........................

Note: the last cycles were made at Worksop in May 1981 and would thus have been WG1xxxxxx, however Raleigh continued to use the W prefix for Nottingham built Carltons for several more years.


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