Carlton Cycles in detail

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A closer look at some of the finer points of some Carlton cycles.

A Carlton Constellation c1961/2

A strictly non-standard Shimano Tourney on the 23" Corsa

Carlton Continental c1971


A Carlton Constellation c1961/2

The images below are from my 1964 Carlton Flyer and give a flavour of the quality the top end Carltons had in the 1960s.
(Please click on each images to gain a full sized view)


GB Courier 66 centre-pull brakes


Campagnolo braze-on levers on the Flyer


Seat stay details on the Flyer


The Britannia Sprint Veloce pump - standard fitting on top end Carltons. Purchased from Universal Cycles - run by Dave Marsh - ex-Carlton man!


Campagnolo Gran Sport headset


Bottom bracket details on the Flyer, showing pump support and Reynolds decal


The classic Gran Sport rear deraileur mechanism


Nothing but best for the Carlton Flyer . . .


Campagolo front changer and Veloce chainset

Details from '64 Flyer, '68 Corsa, '75 Corsa and Criterium

The image below shows the beautiful 'C' bolts Carlton once used. The Campagnolo Gran Turismo steel touring deraileur dates from 1970 and was not standard on the 1975 Criterium! However I had a mint example of this Italian work of art - it just had to be used! Early Carltons had blue 'C' bolts mainly on seat post pinch bolts.

The 'Imichrome' graphics appeared on Carltons sometime around the late 1960s. These were brightly coloured graphics and lettering printed onto a sort of sticky foil based. They looked very attractive, if not always the most durable. The '68 Corsa has the best preserved examples I have.

A superbly preserved downtube 'imichrome' decal on the '68 Corsa

A Corsa frame c1968-72