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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:51 pm 
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This is a rare American catalogue, print in full colour 210 x 280mm.

You can se some of the great hardware they were selling to the Yanks then, much better than we got in the UK. Check out the specs and different mechs on these road bikes. Ill scan more of this great catalogue soon.

A lot of the following bikes had Carlton input, but were sold as Raleigh. Huffy sold some Carltons in the US under their name but the Carlton name was never used in the US as a brand.

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Specs got cheaper down the range from a full Campag set up to Huret etc.

More too come from this one! :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:04 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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A few more images from this catalogue, for them thats interested.

lower spec machines...

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Under those stupid bars and awful matrass saddle theres a top notch Carlton racing bike... Note Carlton name relegated to the seat tube.

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Prosaic name to say the least.


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Brilliant - totally different approach to the British catalogue. This all looks like high end product aimed at people with a fair bit of cash to throw around and the inclination to take their hobby pretty seriously...

Have you got any more catalogues stashed away Mike?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:12 pm 
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Brilliant - totally different approach to the British catalogue. This all looks like high end product aimed at people with a fair bit of cash to throw around and the inclination to take their hobby pretty seriously...

Have you got any more catalogues stashed away Mike?


One or two, Ive still got some more scans to do rom this one!

Check out my other two Raleigh catalogues from 74-75.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Very interesting Mike. I wonder who decided that the US could have better bikes than the UK?

The US Gran Sport though is not as good as the UK version which was excellent value BITD.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:01 pm 
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The UK still had a fairly decent range, albeit not all of them were in the catalogue.

Also, bear in mind we had the Carltons - and most of those high end Raleighs are really just rebadged Carltons.


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