The Carlton catalogue described the Carlton Equipe as a “professional racer selling at an incredibly keen price”. It has all original paintwork and decals which were the Carlton Professional team colours of the time.
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 156,000 a year in the 1970s, 80% of which went to America. 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.
Made from lightweight Reynolds 531 tubing, it not only looks the part but is a lovely ride.
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||5’5″ – 5’9″ (165 – 175cm)|
|Size (Seat Tube)||54cm|
What is included?