57cm Carlton c.1976 Vintage Road Bike

✓ Original vintage bike - built in the 1970s
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Hand built in England
✓ Professionally stripped, cleaned & fully serviced
✓ Worldwide shipping

Founded in the latter part of the 19th Century, Carlton managed almost 100 years of bicycle manufacturing in the East Midlands. They were amongst the most sought after and readily available British bikes of the 1930s, thanks to some nifty salesmanship from Dan O'Donovan who was to later take over the company, and whose son Gerald became a frame designing legend. Following a buy-out by Raleigh in 1960 and a rebrand for the US market to 'Raleigh-Carlton' the company grew and grew through the bike boom with the doors finally shutting at their Worksop factory in 1981.

This Worksop made Carlton is possibly a Corsa model from 1976, the braze-ons and frame design are very similar but the decals differ slightly. Regardless of the model this is a good original example of a Raleigh built every day road bike from the biggest producer of the day.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or any other vintage event, this bike is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for breaking the rules!

The bike's been fully dis-assembled and professionally re-built by one of our mechanics. The frame's straight and true, and everything's been carefully cleaned and re-lubricated where necessary. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the bike before you buy.


Era - 1970s
Country - English
Frame Material - Steel
Weight - 12.39 kg
Stock Code - U-GB-R5V


Size Guide* - Medium/Large (Approx 33 1/2" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Head Tube - 155 mm
Standover - 83.5 cm
Chainstay Length - 43 cm
Wheelbase - 104 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the bike will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame measurements first.


Brakes - Weinmann 750
Brake Levers - Weinmann Non-aero
Chainset - Sakae Ringyo 52/42 - 165 mm with chainguard
Shifters - Sachs Huret
Rear Derailleur - Sachs Huret
Front Derailleur - Sachs Huret
Sprockets - Regina Extra BX - 5 Speed - 14-24
Chain - KMC
Pedals - VP 365
Bottom Bracket - SKF
Hubs - Normandy Large Flange
Rims - Weinmann 27 x 1 1/4" Clinchers
Tyres - Kenda High Pressure - 32 mm width
Headset - Unknown Steel
Handlebars - Aluminium - 35 cm (CTC)
Stem - GB Norma - 90 mm Extension
Saddle - Velo
Seatpost - Kalloy - 26.0 mm


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