Raleigh corsa

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Swifty, 23 Feb 2018.

  1. Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    could anybody advise on one of these is it a Carlton with a Raleigh badge and what would have been the original spec .I have no pics to post but is very light and is a shimano 10 speed the owner bought it second hand in about 1981 .I have found pictures of similar bikes on web but cannot find the spec?
     
  2. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Corsa was usually a Carlton name, does it look like this?

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  3. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Raleigh produced racers with Corsa decals in the mid seventies. My brother had one.They weren't up to Carlton spec though. And I'm sure they weren't Shimano.
     
  4. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    No it's white in colour 501 tubing and has a lot of shimano parts sakae handlebars wish I had had more time to study it looks quite a nice bike
     
  5. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    Raleigh usually stayed away from Carlton names until about 1981 iirc .......they the above pic is a Corsa Panasonic I think, the 12 speed Raleigh Corsa came a few years later. Nice pale blue pearl ?

    I'd better Google to check my memory as it's a bit flakey lol
     
  6. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    No, they were definitely using the Corsa name well before that.
     
  7. midlife

    midlife Veteran

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    Bottom left, Corsa 12in oyster. It's white bit with the merest hint of blue to my eye.
     
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  8. martin540

    martin540 Active Member

    Location:
    North Oxfordshire
    I have a pretty much original 1984 Raleigh Corsa in pearl white with Shimano Golden Arrow groupset (inc brakes) and SR stem/seat post.

    Reynolds 501 frame, stays and forks. It is 12 speed though, not 10.

    Later Corsas had the above "race" paint job.
     
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  9. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    Sorry for posting in the cafe should have been in the vintage part was curious about the bike because of the possible Carlton connection but this is definitely a Raleigh and wasn't sure when shimano came to be on Raleigh bikes
     
  10. midlife

    midlife Veteran

    I worked in a Raleigh 5 star dealer in the 70's and can't recall a Raleigh Corsa in the 70's . Mind you my memory is a bit pants lol
     
  11. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    That is more like what it is
     
  12. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

    Sorted for you.:okay:
     
  13. martin540

    martin540 Active Member

    Location:
    North Oxfordshire
  14. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    Would this have been a decent bike in its time with this spec
     
  15. OP
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    Swifty

    Swifty Senior Member

    Location:
    North wales
    Thanks it's been a while since I've been on here
     
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