Carlton Courette bike

Carlton Courette


This lovely Carlton Courette mixte frame has its original paintwork and decals and was built as a comfortable touring bike. Not only is it L’Eroica eligible, it’s also ideal for commuting and shopping.

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 like this one carrying the Carlton name continuing to be built by Raleigh in their Nottingham factory.

Made from lightweight Reynolds 531 tubing, and equipped with a bell, mudguards and a rack, it is both useful and beautiful.

Carlton Courette barsCarlton Courette crankset
Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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 5’3″ – 5’6″ (160 – 168cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 53cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • Pearl blue
  • Built in 1982
  • ITM riser bars with Sakae stem
  • 27″ Weinmann QR wheels
  • Wide ratio Raleigh 10 speed gears
  • Reynolds 531 frame
  • Mudguards
  • Rack

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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