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My new Raleigh Carlton Super Course Mark II

Old 08-23-21, 01:36 PM
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My new Raleigh Carlton Super Course Mark II





Just showing off 😊 I bought this bike last week in NC, where I live. It was made in Worksop, England, near Sheffield, where my daughter lives. Still had the original tires and brake pads on it. She’s a sweet ride. Someone swiped the Brooks off her before she got to me, darn it.

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Those look just like the Bluemels mudguards I hung on my white Puch in 1978! Lovely Super Course, and you may want to post in the Show us your Raleigh Super Course thread.
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Originally Posted by rustystrings61 View Post
Those look just like the Bluemels mudguards I hung on my white Puch in 1978! Lovely Super Course, and you may want to post in the Show us your Raleigh Super Course thread.
They are Bluemels!
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congratulations on this most excellent find

its terrific that you found one which is so original and in such fine condition

more commonly that have had fittings changed out and/or have been subjected to hard use/abuse


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Beautiful bike and so original. I bet it's a great ride.
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SC MkII, my first "real" bike. My heart goes pitter patter when I see one in red like yours, great score!


photo date 1977, packed at my parent's house before my first bike tour down the California Coast
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Nice machine -- those were very popular when I was at university. Is that a Nervar crankset with the same 128mm BCD as my aluminum Nervar Stars? I never did understand why Nervar had to make up their own standard instead of using 130mm, or at least copying Stronglight's 122mm.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
SC MkII, my first "real" bike. My heart goes pitter patter when I see one in red like yours, great score!


photo date 1977, packed at my parent's house before my first bike tour down the California Coast
Wait, you went on a multi-day tour without a dedicated touring bike?! Sacre bleu!
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Wait, you went on a multi-day tour without a dedicated touring bike?! Sacre bleu!
We all made mistakes when we were younger.
For example, look how overloaded the rear of the bike is, and the tiny handlebar bag.
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That’s my neck of the woods! How did I miss this!!

JK... very nice machine and well appointed still. Look at the curve on those brake levers!
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What is written on the rear of the mudguard? Also, are the struts one piece or two on each side?

Thanks!
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That’s my neck of the woods! How did I miss this!!

JK... very nice machine and well appointed still. Look at the curve on those brake levers!
Thanks! I’m up in the Raleigh, NC area.
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What is written on the rear of the mudguard? Also, are the struts one piece or two on each side?

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2 struts on each side.
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Looks like 1974 or 1975. I have one of the green and white versions, but I lucked out with the upgraded Stronglight 93 crankset. Great ride and shockingly light too. Mine weighed in (after ditching the Atom 440 pedals for Olympics from Spain and Suntour Cyclone derailleurs for that Huret Challenger set) at less than 24lbs!
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Thanks! I thought they looked familiar. I have a set ready for a project. Are you heading to the swap meet in Greensboro this Sunday.
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tarmusic great to see you posting again! I'm about to retire, so no excuses not to meet up at some point (after the pandemic subsides).

And, ​​​​onyerleft cost is always relative. We pay what we feel is an appropriate price, regardless of what others think about the price.
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tarmusic great to see you posting again! I'm about to retire, so no excuses not to meet up at some point (after the pandemic subsides).

And, ​​​​onyerleft cost is always relative. We pay what we feel is an appropriate price, regardless of what others think about the price.
Hey Pastor Bob- Thanks for remembering! I retired this summer, and am just getting back to cycling- and working on bikes! I highly recommend retirement : ). Would like to meet up with you, when the time is right. I still have my ‘73 Super Sport and my ‘74 Continental. Oh, I did get this bike at what I think was a GREAT price.
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Thanks! I thought they looked familiar. I have a set ready for a project. Are you heading to the swap meet in Greensboro this Sunday.
No, I didn’t make it to Greensboro. Did you go? Give us a report!
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No, I didn’t make it to Greensboro. Did you go? Give us a report!
No G’boro visit unfortunately. My ride had to bail on me. Being car free has its downers at times.

Making progress on the Raleigh?
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
tarmusic great to see you posting again! I'm about to retire, so no excuses not to meet up at some point (after the pandemic subsides).

And, ​​​​onyerleft cost is always relative. We pay what we feel is an appropriate price, regardless of what others think about the price.
Just sayin.
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No G’boro visit unfortunately. My ride had to bail on me. Being car free has its downers at times.

Making progress on the Raleigh?
I’m riding the Raleigh, but still have some polishing to do! It’s a great bike.
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This thread needs the proper catalog page:

Raleigh_Cat_1975_SC
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This thread needs the proper catalog page:

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