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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:57 am 
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hi, just returned from the car boot with this umm..... example. i plan to singlespeed it and (hopefully) commute on it.
i know its a raleigh (head badge) it has wienmann centrepulls and a gb stem. its the lugwork that makes me think its better than a bso especially the wrapover seat stay.
any ideas?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:13 am 
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Carlton......


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:17 am 
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i saw the 1974 raleigh europa team. was raleigh and carlton the same back then?
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=134010
maybe the same?


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Don't really know dates, but seat stays, rear brake bridge, and cp brakes scream Carlton to me. Spokesman will know better.....

Check brakes and chainwheel for date stamping

Edit:- according to this site, the Carlton name disappeared in 1972
http://www.carltoncycles.me.uk/timeline.htm

though Carlton cycles still see to have been available in 1973
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... ht=carlton

Yours looks very like the Raleigh catalouge pic in your link, but is undoubtably of Carlton origin at Raleigh.

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check the back of the brakes as they will have a ring date on as will the hubs and they should all be very close to each other in years .


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Crespera lug (used by Carlton) were used from c67-76.

Needs a lot of restoring. Could be interesting :D

Odd head badge... maybe a very abused Corsa, with other bits added on...


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It's one of the Raleigh/Carlton/Sun/BSA (and possibly others within the Raleigh empire!) clones built in vast quantities in the 60's and 70's.


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ok thanks, well its stripped going to scotchbrite it ready for the powdercoat and figure out what size bb axle im going to need.


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