Can anyone help telling me year of my Carlton Cobra

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
Looks a nice bike. Is there a frame number somewhere?
 

Gunk

Veteran
Location
Oxford
The rear mech is a Huret Eco (2490) which was introduced in 1976 and the Weinman 999 centre pull brakes are the later 1970's version. So my guess is mid 1970's. that first part of the number on the dropouts may identify the production year of the frame.
 

midlife

Guru
Mid 70's would have the standard Raleigh / Carlton numbering and Crespera lugs and different colours.. I wonder if the OP has checked the bottom bracket and behind the seat tube for another number.
 
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Chenzo 74

New Member
Can’t find any other numbers apart from letter X under crank
 

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:welcome:.
Your bike looks nice . I have a similar frame which was a bit rustier . My frame number was stamped into the back of the seat tube near the top . Your frame number looks similar to my Carlton Competition which was stamped on the left hand rear dropout .
The frame should be coated in a clear lacquer which was sprayed over the red and black paint after the transfers were applied .
There may be a date stamp on the back of the brake calipers which may help identify the year .
They look really nice once cleaned up .
 
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