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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Here's a recently completed project, bought as frameset it was a Carlton employees personal bike and so doesn't seem to match any other. Fork was definitely changed as drops are different from frame (huret/suntour) nearest I've found is the export Raleigh competition. Paint and decals are all original and in great condition, I've built it up with typical sakae/suntour/weinmann components, wheels are a modern fixed pair I dished for a 5 speed block and converted to QR. Rides well. :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:06 am 
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Have a look here some interesting info on Raleigh/Carlton Professionals, looks to be a lovely bike almost puts the Peacock to shame :wink:

https://on-the-drops.blogspot.co.uk/201 ... leigh.html


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am 
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Cheers I've read that article and his other excellent article on earlier export flyers, some wonderful bikes on there. I've got a mk5 and a mk4 is my next project, I've been gathering parts for a while. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:02 pm 
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I have a 77 pro, its so good to ride, I ended up selling my carbon Giant Defy, and I thought the Defy was a comfy bike, the Carlton Pro is the best bike ive ever rode.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:12 pm 
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Nice bike, they certainly seem to have got the geometry right with the pro, one of my favourite rides too. If you're not already a member join the Carlton cycles of worksop Facebook group, they'd love to see that. :-)


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