website_header_update_2010.gif

Carlton Cycles c72/73 - catalogue scans

Home | The Freesteam Forum | What's new steam wise... | More about this site | A bit about me . . . | Custom drawn illustrations | Custom illustrations/2 | Toy steam decals/1 | Toy steam decals/2 | Carlton Cycles - History | Carlton and Sun Cycles | Raleigh/Carlton Cycles - US brochure from around 1973/4 | Carlton Cycles c72/73 - catalogue scans | Carlton Cycles in detail | Carlton Cycles in detail/2 | The 1964 Carlton Flyer | The 1960 Carlton Flyer | The 1958 Carlton Constellation/All Chrome Sports | Sun Cycles | The Sun Chris Barber 10 | The Sun Super Vitesse | Toy steam engines | Mamod and Bowman Showcase | Mamod and Bowman Tools Showcase/2 | Bowman stationary engines up close | Hobbies "Arrow" steam launches | Mamod marine engines | Mamod Mobiles | Mamod Mobiles/2 | The Mamod Steam Roller and Traction Engine | The Mamod Steam Roller and Tractor image library | The Mamod Steam Wagon | Mamod Stationaries | Griffin & George | The tool shed | Mamod tools/2 | Toy steam workshops | Putting a date on your Mamod | Putting a date on your Mamod/2 | A short history of the Mamod company: Part One - 1936-60 | A short history of the Mamod company: Part Two - 1961-80 | Mamod timeline 1936-1980 | Mamod packaging and ephemera | Mamod packaging and ephemera/2 | Mamod ephemera/3 | Toy Steam video page | Other British toy steam engines | 'Luton' Bowman products | Wilesco Steam Toys | Some Wilesco Steam Toys in detail | Steam Toys In Action 2009 | Marvellous Meccano! | Corgi Juniors and Rockets | Diecast details | Diecast details/2 | Corgi Rockets | Corgi Rockets catalogue of models | Corgi Juniors catalogue | More Corgi Rockets | Corgi Rocket track diagrams | Corgi Rockets and Juniors blister packs | Other collecting interests... | Model railways | Brooke Bond picture cards | Brooke Bond album covers | Scalextric cars | Links

Mores catalogue images, this time from around 75/76

The Carlton cycles illustrated here show the revamped graphics, which were 'waterslide' decal type which easily rubbed off from the cross bar. The Continental, Corsa and Criterium all suffered from name loss! The 'Ten', 'Cobra', 'Kermesse' and 'Equipe' models all retained a mixture of graphics as from previous catalogue. The next change with regard to graphics came in about 1977 - when much simpler, bolder and plainer rounded block lettering was used. 

By then the specialist frame building was relocated to the SBDU at Ilkston where handbuilt cycles were to be made, but the range as a whole was more Raleigh than true Carlton - some gems were still made but the Carlton name eventually was seen as diluting the Raleigh brand. By the late 1970s or early 80s even the classic rider on a bike headbadge was now no more than a foil sticker. 

A company which for most of its existence under Raleigh had enjoyed pretty much a great degree of autonomy was slowly dying due to a mixture of of downturns in the market and poor support from Raleigh, Im sure some would disagree.

1976raleighcover.jpg
Cover from a 75/76 catalogue - with more inappropriate cycle wear!

76catcarlton.jpg
The beautiful Continental, now in Polychromatic mauve with chrome fork ends

76catcarlton2.jpg
An elegant Carlton Corsa

76catcarlton3.jpg
The 'Ten' and the all chrome Cobra with Simplex Prestige rear derailleur

76catcarlton4.jpg
The well equipped Criterium