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 – ready to ride – with original paintwork and period decals. The paint has been touched up in places and is not a perfect match, but overall its great condition for its age.
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. With Raleigh rims on large flange Normandy hubs the bike looks and rides like a dream.
It is offered for sale for £295 including FREE delivery to the UK mainland.
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|