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Old 09-12-12, 02:29 PM
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Show your Carlton

The Raleigh bikes seem to be pretty well documented or at least appreciated, but my forum search produced little on Carlton branded bikes.

Here's my modest offering: a parts bin FG conversion on a lowly Carlton Course that I found in the neighbor's trash. The tubing is Carlton Tru-wel (hi-ten). Ride is nice and quite fluid.

Let's see some more Carltons. I know at least a few are out there. Nice ones.


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Old 09-12-12, 03:00 PM
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'68 Carlton FLyer.



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Carlton Corsair (20-30 tubing) w/ Sturmey RF3 & Northroad bars. I need to take a newer photo, I put some hammered VO fenders on it.



*Edit. Here's a photo from this years 'tweed' ride.

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Old 09-12-12, 04:47 PM
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Ok...
63 Franco Suisse
65? Flyer
Late 60s Flyer frame
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Old 09-12-12, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by -holiday76 View Post
'68 Carlton FLyer.



I love this bike.
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Old 09-12-12, 05:50 PM
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Does this count??
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Old 09-12-12, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Michael Angelo View Post
I love this bike.
thank ya. Its been a joy to own and ride. I've done two centuries on it and its super comfy. It's the one bike i have that i really dont ever change and i keep it all vintage. I got lucky on it when I bought the frame off of ebay. no one else bid due to being scared away by a minor dent on the DT from an overtightened clamp and I got it for $100 shipped or somethingerother. It's full 531. I'd love to find a matching track version of the flyer as I've seen several of them come up by never at the right time.
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I bought a Carlton Criterium in 1973 it was my only bike until 1988. I rode that everywhere rode it on one century, Cycle Toured on it. It was the bike that made me love to ride.I have a picture of it after my son turned it into a fixie
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Here is my Carlton Flyer that I was super lucky to find
I don't know a whole lot about them.
The crank is a Williams, which I am unfamiliar with.
There is a smattering of Campy parts
The owner also passed along to me a complete '65 Bianchi Pista
As well as a similar time period Pogliaghi frame & fork
Thrilled to have these in our little store kentcycle.com
I do know that it rides so nice
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Old 03-18-14, 06:54 PM
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I got it for $100 shipped or somethingerother.
I remember that auction. Lucky for you I was broke that week.
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Old 03-18-14, 06:56 PM
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Late 60s Flyer frame
Oh, Baby! Do I have a groupo in the basement that would be perfect on that frame.
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Here's my Carlton Flyer with the curly lugs. Picked up from Hilary Stone having watched is sit "sale pending" for a few months. A few emails and a transfer of funds and "boom" it was at my door. It's worthy of a complete restoration so for now I'm saving pennies. Although I have a desire to build as is, fixed gear, with some tatty Honjo hammered fenders....hmmm I should be on the look out for a pair.

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bulgier.net - /pics/bike/Catalogs/
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1972 Carlton Professional.

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Originally Posted by Puget Pounder View Post
If only I could move like that. . . .

Here is my Calrton Corsa, in rebuild process atm, payed $10 for it . . .Stoked

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Originally Posted by callig View Post
I bought a Carlton Criterium in 1973 it was my only bike until 1988. I rode that everywhere rode it on one century, Cycle Toured on it. It was the bike that made me love to ride.I have a picture of it after my son turned it into a fixie
Left side drive. Clever son!
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And a repainted frame I bought on ebay, no idea of model or original parts: these from my stash..
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My 1979 Criterium Essex England
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resting in Sutherlands Grove

conti gator skin tubular, Suntour slack cable big ring FD
Shimano 53/39 DA chainset

Suntour cyclone GT, with uniglide close cluster and 28 tooth bail out first gear
posing with E type (Not mine)
front en, Fizik tape, Weinman levers, Suntour barcons
Brooks saddle , natch
Drive train.

Its one of the last Worksop Carlton Criteriums, according to the Number its 1981, I bought it from the Retro Bike for sale site last year, for 8o quid
, changed the drive train and gearing to a more hill friendly combo, it came with 27 inch wheels which were very tight, I fitted the 700 C sew ups in the pics,also fitted the Brooks saddle and bar cons, brakes were upgraded with Kool stops.
Its a fine cycle to ride, I wouldnt change any more, except maybe the front fork which I think has been front ended at some time, however the handling is fine and the tub give a very pleasant ride.
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Is the Carlton Professional frame the same as the Raleigh Pro? Sure looks like it.
Also, the Flyer looks just like a Raleigh International except for the lugs.
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A 1975 Carlton Criterium:





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Another 1972 Carlton Pro. My dad bought this bike for me and it has been on roads in Africa, UK and here in Austin TX.


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Here's my November 81 Corsair
My first ever "real" bike was a 72 Carlton Corsa, so had to buy this one when I saw it
Just working out what to do first
Think I will just spot treat the rust and polish it
Change the handlebar tape and then ride it
Everything looks to be original, not sure about the brake levers
Wheels are true (ish) but very little tension in the spokes. I have the original back wheel too

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'65 Catalina



...a slightly lesser Carlton, nonetheless one of their red ones.
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