Carlton Continental c1971/72

Spokesmann

Keeping the Carlton and Sun names alive...
Location
Plymouth, Devon
This was my first ever Carlton, bought for me by my dad back in 1976, second hand for the princely sum of £38. Its been upgraded over the years, but is essentially the same bike at heart. Ive fitted some new Imichrome decals today, which have replaced the very faded and worn originals. The frame is Tru-Wel high tensile steel, 21" and has the usual Crespera lugs. I've updated the gearing over the years and it currently has a 1985 Shimano chainset, 49/52 teeth, running a 6-speed freewheel block at the back with a 36 tooth large sprocket for the hills! I replaced the old Weinmann 730 side pulls some time ago for some better GB Synchrons. Bars and stem are the usual GB types found on many Carlton, Sun and Raleigh bikes in the 1970s.

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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
@Spokesmann that is a fantastic looking bike and well done to you for keeping it that way
 

midlife

Guru
Nice :biggrin: I wish I had kept my first bike, it was a Carlton too. If only I had a pound for all those Pletscher carriers I fitted BITD :smile:

Shaun
 
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Spokesmann

Spokesmann

Keeping the Carlton and Sun names alive...
Location
Plymouth, Devon
Nice :biggrin: I wish I had kept my first bike, it was a Carlton too. If only I had a pound for all those Pletscher carriers I fitted BITD :smile:

Shaun
Those were the rack to have in the 70s and 80s. Still gets used and I can hang my panniers off it.
 
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