Carlton Corsair bike

Carlton Corsair


This fine Carlton Corsair was built in Worksop in August 1979 from Reynolds 531 tubing.

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.

Equipped with mudguards and a pannier rack this bicycle is both useful and beautiful.


Carlton Corsair frameCarlton Corsair crankset
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The right bike for you

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″ – 5’11” (173 – 180cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 59cm
Top Tube 59cm
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The low down

  • Bronze
  • Built in 1979 in Worksop
  • Weinmann 27″ wheels QR with Normandy large flange hubs
  • Raleigh 12 speed
  • Weinmann 610 centre pull brakes
  • Chrome forks
  • Reynolds 531 tubing
  • Brooks saddle

What is included?

  • Tool bag with spare inner tube, tyre levers
  • A local map, we can also offer guidance in picking a suitable route
  • Delivery and collection within a 10 mile radius of Bakewell, Derbyshire
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