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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:04 pm 
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You could try Lloyds or Cyclomondo - I take it you are referring to the chrome 'imichrome' types?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:51 pm 
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Lovely scans Spokesmann!

Will you post them in higher res somewhere ? (flickr for example?)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 5:58 am 
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I have these already in a much higher res, Ill see what can be done.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 6:38 am 
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Brilliant...... more please


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 8:18 am 
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Spokesmann wrote:
I have these already in a much higher res, Ill see what can be done.


Thanks Mike. Appreciated.

I quoted Flickr as they give 1Tb of data free to everyone.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 7:06 am 
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That brings back some memories.

I had that model of the Europa as a kid. I used it to ride to school every day.

Only got the pump and a few gear bits now!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:48 am 
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Thanks for posting this 1973 catalogue for Carlton.
I have just been cleaning up my old Corsa. It is a Worksop loop frame but I believe it is 1970. Frame No. 'WK 7003162'.
It is the green met paint like a Triumph TR6C and Tiger of that year, with the black head inserts and top bar decal 'Corsa' in script plus cirlicules.
It appeared to have Weimann style centre pull brakes but these have been replaced by later types.The head stem bracket for the front brake is still extant but empty.
It is one of those peculiar frames where Raleigh and Carlton parts seemed to applied irrespective. The frame head badge is a 'Raleigh' version and this is quite common I understand. The chainwheel has five spokes and is chromed steel. It looks authentic and not like the three spoke ones my Raleigh Olympics have. A Suntour set it appears.
Chrome lower fork blades. Good to see these old pics and yes the pants where like that till the end of the decade even [motor] bikies wore them.The male models obviously never rode with them on, as they would have been torn to shreds by the cotter pins and chainwheel by the end of the block.

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A few selected scans of some of the goodies that were available at this time.

For the moment Ive just scanned the Carlton bikes. Ill scan a few more pages soon.

Both catalogues are near identicle except for minor changes to colours/specs of the cycles depicted. Both are full colour and A4 landscape format.

Some bits from the 73 catalogue.

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Continental/Corsa. This chap looks too smart to be riding a bike, his flares will get caught in the chain. Jesus boots aint too good on a bike either!

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A Criterium in mauve. this was the top spec road going bike for the masses then, apart from the Equipe and Kermesse

74/75 catalogue

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New decals and colours for this year.

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The 531 'Ten' was good value. The all-chrome Cobra was the one I wanted.

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Equipe and Kermesse

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Criterium from around 74/75. Great looking machine.

Sun

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(Check out the ludicrous centre parting on the driver bonce!)

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A marque which was built at Worksop from 1960. Now sadly a memory like Carlton.

Ill scan and post some more from these catalogues soon - the rest is mainly Raleigh stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:17 am 
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Hi new here. First post so hope maybe others can help.
Can anyone supply me with a full spec of original parts and sizes for a 1974 Carlton Cobra I am trying to rebuild. Particularly interested in the wheel/hubs/tyre sizes and the rear cassette. Mine is a Ten speed model originally blue and chrome. Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:10 pm 
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Wheels 27-1/4" Rigida steel rims, Maillard 5-speed free wheel at the back. Tyres 27-1/4" amber walled, originally Raleigh Racing, no longer made. Michelin World Tours would be similar.
Brakes Weimann/Raleigh 999 Vainquers centre pull. Bars and stem GB. Saddle Brooks B5N. 42/49 steel cottered crank, Simplex front and rear changers with Simplex levers. Peddles Lyotard or similar, steel ratrap type. Hubs would be small flange Maillard or similar, white ribbed cables, plastic embossed black bar tape.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:31 pm 
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Thanks Spokesmann really helpful, confirms wheels and tyres have been changed otherwise parts as you stated. Will keep informed how the refurbish goes. The chrome has polished up well, but quite a bit of pitting, not sure whether to respray or just varnish the chrome in a bid to stop the rust, I think it may be coming from within the frame.


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