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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:25 pm 
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So the other day I went and bought myself a couple of bikes to play around with. This thread obviously about the Carlton, the other was a raleigh pursuit btw.

From what I've found on this site and the Internet it seems to be largely original albeit was missing a seat and post. This issue has been solved with a campagnolo (chorus I think :? ) and a tempary San marco rolls - to be replaced with a brown brooks :lol:

The idea with this bike being a simple rebuild, loose the mudguards and rear rack, possibly fit my front rack if I get into riding this to work - I prefer front racks aesthetically and I won't carry any great weight. Fit a brown brooks and brown leather/cloth bar tape. Regrease and polish it all up, it won't be/isn't mint so I'll happily keep the patina 8)

On the bike is a hurret milometer with 1354 miles on it - I believe that is all this bike has done since the jockey wheels are still perfect and everything seems in good condition mechanically but storage has took a bit out of the old girl.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:26 pm 
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as purchased with a seat post added
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let the rebuild commence!!!!

with the help of my sister this with hopefully become a nice tool roll :wink:
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and i used to hate brown bikes :roll:
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bit blury but i love the features on this frame such as these cable guides
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as you can see a bit of rust but nothing to stop me enjoying this bike! :D
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the 'to be cleaned pile'
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the 'i've started to clean but need to carry on/polish/rebuild pile'
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:30 pm 
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Look forward to seeing it!


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:39 pm 
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I have just been eye balling your Carlton, hmmmm, it looks lovely :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
I have just been eye balling your Carlton, hmmmm, it looks lovely :lol:



Which one! :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:46 pm 
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The Carlton Corsair is a beautiful tourer. I sold mine last year :facepalm:

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Spokesmann is the king of Carlton's though :)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:51 pm 
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Robbied196 wrote:
The Carlton Corsair is a beautiful tourer. I sold mine last year :facepalm:

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Spokesmann is the king of Carlton's though :)



Thats a nice looking ride, to me one of the last good looking Carltons - I love them all, but the Corsair still has the look of their bikes form the early/mid 70s. Classic stuff.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 6:37 pm 
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Spokesmann wrote:
Which one! :shock:


the green and blue one you have on a thread together.

that brown one up there ^^ is beautiful :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:01 pm 
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Robbied196 - have you sold a mint raleigh pursuit on ebay? cant remember when, maybe up to a year ago? might sound crazy but that photo looks identical to one i remember :roll: :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:36 am 
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Raleighracer wrote:
Spokesmann wrote:
Which one! :shock:


the green and blue one you have on a thread together.

that brown one up there ^^ is beautiful :shock:



Ah yes my two Corsas. :oops:


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