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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:44 pm 
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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.

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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: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:28 pm 
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more examples from the 74/75 catalogue would be nice-brings back the memories!


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:13 pm 
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Ill show a few more next week! :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 9:52 pm 
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Wow, the photography is hilarious. It looks like something from a freemans catalogue! Those guys are really dressed for cycling aren't they?

That car (March?) reminds me of one we used to compete against BITD.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:28 pm 
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Interesting. Carlton wanted their bikes were associated with rifles and gas guzzling powerboats and cars.


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I don't think Carlton wanted any such thing, by then they were just another Raleigh brand.


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Elev12k wrote:
Interesting. Carlton wanted their bikes were associated with rifles and gas guzzling powerboats and cars.


Speed and craftsmanship were the values they were trying to get a cross.


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GarethPJ wrote:
I don't think Carlton wanted any such thing, by then they were just another Raleigh brand.


Carlton were still pretty autonimous at this point, although a lot of Raleigh branded and controlled parts were gradually diluting the Carlton individuality.


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GarethPJ wrote:
Wow, the photography is hilarious. It looks like something from a freemans catalogue! Those guys are really dressed for cycling aren't they?

That car (March?) reminds me of one we used to compete against BITD.


This was the 70s man! :lol:


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Spokesmann wrote:
Carlton were still pretty autonimous at this point, although a lot of Raleigh branded and controlled parts were gradually diluting the Carlton individuality.


You're not kidding. One of the Carltons I had was about the same age as this catalogue and it was very definitely a Raleig frame.


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