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Knowledge about Carlton Bikes, please

Posted: 8 Mar 2007, 1:56pm
by Davos119
Anything about Carlton Bikes?

Got my eye on a nice Carlton frame, 1970s I think, for a fixie project. All I know is that they were bought by Raleigh in 1960.

But I can't find anything about the run up to that.

Just out of interest, like.

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Posted: 8 Mar 2007, 2:05pm
by Charlie
This might be of some help. 8)

BTW, Check out the Carlton crank on that "fixie*" at the bottom, lush or what?.


*Although I've Just noticed the Sturmey Archer type gear changer on the handlebars.

Posted: 9 Mar 2007, 11:07am
by PW
A couple of former Carlton workers set up on their own after Worksop shut. Edison Cycles in Clowne N Derbys is one, a chap called Rick Powell was another if he's still going, formerly DD Enterprises of Dinnington S. Yorks.

Posted: 9 Mar 2007, 12:01pm
by robbo
Charlie wrote:This might be of some help. 8)

BTW, Check out the Carlton crank on that "fixie*" at the bottom, lush or what?.


*Although I've Just noticed the Sturmey Archer type gear changer on the handlebars.


The CL oon the chainrings stands for Chater- Lea, the "poser's kit" of the time.[/i]