RE: [CR]Carlton / Raleigh Capella lugs


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From: "neil foddering" <neilfoddering@hotmail.com>
To: peterg.brown@ntlworld.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: RE: [CR]Carlton / Raleigh Capella lugs
Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 21:16:10 +0000


A brief article in "Cycling" of June 15 1960 (headed "New Carlton Lugs" refers to the recent acquisition of the Carlton Cycle Company by Raleigh, and to "comment on whether the Carlton Company would remain independent and retain its identity as a manufacturer of hand-built bicycles". The article goes on to confirm that "Carlton cycles would continue under the direct supervision of K. O'Donovan, and that all Carlton bicycles would continue to be made in the traditional manner at Worksop". After giving very brief details of the range of cycles (by type, not model), the article ends, "And now the company has introduced new intricately cut Carlton Capella lugs".

The article includes a drawing of the head and seat lugs.

Neil Foddering Weymouth, England


>From: "Peter Brown" <peterg.brown@ntlworld.com>
>To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
>Subject: [CR]Carlton / Raleigh Capella lugs
>Date: Sun, 9 Oct 2005 20:24:23 +0100
>
>I feel fairly sure that Dave Marsh, who as many of you know worked, at
>the Carlton / Raleigh Worksop factory, told me that, as Mick Butler
>says, the Capella lugs were introduced late in the life of Carltons in
>the late 50s. At that time they were hand cut as required, but when
>Raleigh started to use them a few months after their Carlton take-over
>they were machine press cut by the thousand, and so it is likely that
>they were available to be used on many models in the Raleigh Carlton
>ranges. Dave is away racing in Majorca at the moment, but I will check
>the information with him when he comes back.
>
>Peter Brown. Lincolnshire, England