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    Senior Member Michael Shaw's Avatar
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    Raleigh Grand Prix with Made in Carlton Workshop stickers...

    See the pictures: Blue & white Raleigh Grand Prix.

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4370787/Car_0732.JPG

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4370787/Car_0734.JPG

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4370787/Car_0739.JPG

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4370787/Car_0741.JPG

    I picked this up earlier today. It has Michelin tires, French "Normandy" hubs, centre-pull Weinmann brakes, a Wright leather seat, Simplex levers & derailleurs, and the serial number on it is 279793. It has a 23-inch frame and except for some decal damage the bike appears to be in excellent condition. Stickers on tubes and fork legs and a label on the seat tube says the bike frame is made of TRU-WEL 205 ERW Steel Tube. The boots on the Weinmann brake levers have "Carlton" on them. Wheel nuts and seat bolt have a "C" in red and silver. Suspect that the Mickey Mouse decal may not be stock. Stickers on tubes & fork indicate made by Carlton in Worksop, England.

    Any info about this Carlton Raleigh Grand Prix bike appreciated !! How old is this thing ??
    Last edited by Michael Shaw; 11-10-10 at 09:24 PM. Reason: spelling mistake

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    Wow - it sure looks like a Carlton build. I can only guess about 1970-1. . . I've never seen any but Nottingham or Gazelle built GP's in the past.
    This one is very intriguing !
    It looks like it has a Stronglight 3-spoke cottered crank (a drive side photo would be helpful!) - I'd expect to see this on a Carlton SC.

    Hope someone else can comment.
    - Auchen

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    It appears to be 1971-1972.

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    Senior Member Michael Shaw's Avatar
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    Yes...

    It has a cottered crank with "MADE BY STRONGLIGHT" stamped on the crank arms.

    So. I have too many bikes. Anyone have an idea of what I should offer this one for on the Toronto Craigslist ??
    Last edited by Michael Shaw; 11-15-10 at 07:54 AM. Reason: Left something out...

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