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Carlton Pro-Am


This Carlton Pro-Am seventies classic was built in Worksop in 1978 from light Reynolds 531 tubing. It’s a real beaut – a shiny silver frame in good condition with original paintwork and decals.

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 Pro-Am vintage bicycle is built for comfort for the taller rider, it is perfect for events such as Eroica Britannia.



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 6’0″ – 6’5″ (183 – 196cm)
Size (Seat Tube) 64.5cm
Top Tube 57cm
Your vintage bike to hire low down

The low down

  • Silver
  • Built 1978 in Worksop
  • 27″ QR Raleigh wheels with Normandy large flange hubs
  • Weinmann centre pull brakes
  • Weinmann drilled brake levers and Weinmann hoods
  • Blue cloth tape
  • Raleigh 14 speed

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


Which vintage bike to hire for you and the peak

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