Carlton Cobra bicycle

Carlton Cobra

circa 1973

This Carlton Cobra seventies classic was built in Worksop around 1973 from Truwell double butted tubing. It’s a real beaut – a full shiny chrome frame with ornate Crispera lugs.

Carlton cycles was founded in 1898 by Fred Hanstock in his house in Carlton-in-Lindrick, near Worksop, England. In 1931 Carlton produced their first lightweight racing cycle. Carlton were the first frame builders to use Reynolds 531 tubing in the late 1930s. By 1959 Carlton cycles was the second largest manufacturer of bicycles in Britain. Their skilled team of builders produced 15,000 top class machines a year, rising to 200,000 by the 1980s. Sadly the Carlton factory in Worksop closed in 1981, with a few models carrying the Carlton name continuing to be built by Raleigh in their Nottingham factory.

This Carlton Cobra vintage bicycle has been professionally serviced and is offered for sale at £295 including FREE delivery to the UK mainland.



Cobra Cobra chrome frameCarlton Cobra headbadge
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We try to ensure every bike is well suited to the rider, as a result we have included the following as a guideline for the ideal rider:

Height 5’8″ -’11” (173 – 180cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 57cm
Top Tube 57cm
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  • Full chrome
  • Built early 70’s in Worksop
  • 27″ QR wheels with Normandy large flange hubs
  • Weinmann 999 centre pull brakes
  • Weinmann drilled brake levers
  • Simplex 12 speed
  • Brooks B17 saddle
  • Please note tool bag not included


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