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Old 08-03-11, 06:26 PM   #1
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Was given the Carlton show below. Serial Number 3279810. Any information would be appreciated.

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Old 08-03-11, 07:02 PM   #2
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Hello Nsbenz welcoem to the forums. this is a great looking bike! it need a bit of help but it looks to be in fabulous condition.

I hope the key for that lock is around get rid of it first. then lower the stem a few inches.



I believe the Carlton Shop is the highend of the Raleigh line, but if I am wrong we will know very soon.
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Anyone have an idea of year and value?

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Carlton was an independent company that was bought by Raleigh and used as it's quality "racing" manufacturer with bikes branded both as Carlton and as Raleigh for a while. Looks like you have cottered Williams cranks. According to this site the crankset should have a date stamp.

Here is a web page devoted to Carlton. A subpage indicates that the seven digit serial number suggests a manufacture year of 1968-1972. The dropouts look stamped suggesting it is not a top of the line frame. I see the rear derailleur is detached. Does it have a brand on it? How about the shift levers?

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The derailleur is marked Maeda Industries, the dropouts are stamped Y3132 so it looks like it is a 1967. Any idea the value on a bike like this?
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No idea of it's worth other than it is probably worth more in the US than in England as the Carlton brand was more utilized for English than US models. If I were you I would post a picture of it on the main C & V page. I can't believe that no Carlton aficionados have weighed in yet, they might not be seeing this thread on this sub-forum. Without chromed fork and stay ends at its vintage it is unlikely to be a top notch model.
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