Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Swifty, 23 Feb 2018.
The photo Martin has posted is the bike in question the owner thinks 1980 ? Could he be right
Possibly. Half of my family worked at Raleigh's and they got discounts on Raleigh, but not Carlton, unless they were in the cycling club. It was quite a bone of contention that I had a Carlton and my brother only had a Raleigh Corsa. As I said, I think it would have been 1975ish, and no way near Carlton spec.
The first Corsa that sprang to mind was this...
The team Corsa 12.....it isn't on though lol
I'm very tempted to make him an offer for this bike as he wants rid of sure with a good clean and a bit of care would be a nice bike may have to hide from wife she says I've got to get rid of a few before I can have another
Get rid of the wife.
What a lovely lean and sprightly looking thing that is!
Part exchange ?
I can see her point the garage is full of enough bikes and bits which I have sort of rescued and made roadworthy again and I doubt there is enough room for another at the moment. yet,!!!!!
Nothing wrong with a bit of rescue & repair!
Haven't you got any space up in the loft where you could shove a couple of less-used ones, in order to keep her sweet?
I wonder what year the Reynolds 501 tubing first appeared? Knowing that could be a useful way to rule out/rule in a mystery bike having been made in a particular era. I've also seen 500 ATB plain gauge stickers on frames. Presumably that came out later still as a cheaper alternative to butted 501?
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