came across a 1971 catalogue which I
While all this research was going on I had decided to make
Unfortunately I didn't take any photos of the frame before stripping
The Carlton back from the chromers (last in line)
Here it is masked/etch primed/undercoated, and the
with Carlton decals,which was pretty common practice for professional
riders around the world.
exactly the same photo as the 1970 catalogue.
Strangely the bike in both the catalogues don't seem to be
Carlton Professionals that were on sale in 1970 or 1971.
Notice the different seat cluster, also the Camagnolo 1010a drop outs
have the fender eyelets, whereas the Professionals (as far as I know)
had the 1010 drops outs without eyelets, also the slack frame
geometry...all very strange.
Cycling November 7, 1970
Unfortunately I had already had my frameset
and manage Raleigh's famous Specialist Bicycle Development Unit
(SBDU) so serious pedigree for these Carlton team bikes
work feel pretty brutal.
Team rider Trevor Bull trade card.
Carlton also had one of the nicest team jerseys of the period IMO.
If any who reads this know where I could obtain one, or any old
British pro memorabilia for that matter, please let me know.
in the UK pro scene, they competed very successfully on
Road, Track and Cyclocross.
from 1971,I know that this model was only advertised three time in
1971,and seems to have then reverted back to the half
chrome front/rear style that we all know.
It was also never offered in Carlton's official catalogues.
at the price point that (Raleigh) Carlton were aiming at,
or maybe Raleigh just wanted to shift the limelight to the
TI Team Raleigh project which was about to be unveiled in 1972
...bit of a pity.
Nice little photo taken inside the Carlton factory in 1970.
I have ridden a couple of short shake down rides, one 80km
ride and one 20km TT so far, and will say that I am very glad
that I spent the time getting this one pretty close to period correct.
very supple in it's ride and soaks up road noise nicely.
If anyone has any further information and or corrections on this subject
they can contact me here..