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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:02 am 
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Thought I'd share my daily ride with the group.

It is an ancient Carlton, though I have no idea what model - do any of you have any thoughts?

The frame number is on the rear drop out and seems to suggest that the bike was made between 1968-1973, unless you know better?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:33 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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It's a Corsa from the early 1970s.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:49 pm 
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I had one that colour!

I started road racing on it in 1976 in Port Elizabeth while we were living out there. Was the heaviest bike in the field by a long way - even had the rack on it from riding to school. I finished 3rd.

From there I got upgraded to a Continental in hideous brown, and then ultimately a Professional with proper tubs and all. Had the luxury of 3 bikes - a ride to school bike, my Carlton Professional for racing, and a DHC track bike.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:46 pm 
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I raced the all chrome version as a kid in the early 70's .........the Cobra :)

Got me started on bikes.

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