Re: [CR]Carlton Pro I.D.

Example: Racing:Beryl Burton

Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:41:44 -0800 (PST)
From: John Barry <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Carlton Pro I.D.
To: Michael Butler <>, CR Rendezvous <>
In-Reply-To: <>

I'd concur with 1970 assessment. This fits with the Raleigh serial numbering, and I suspect what you may have is a Raleigh Professional (possibly MkII). I have a 1969 Raleigh Professional that has an E serial number and 4 digits following.


John Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA

--- Michael Butler wrote:

> Bob,

\r?\n> I reckon its 1970/71 with the F prefix and a 7 digit

\r?\n> serial number.

\r?\n> Mickey Butler



\r?\n> --- Robert Murray <> wrote:


\r?\n> > I have recently inherited an old 55 cm 1960's or

\r?\n> > maybe 70's Carlton

\r?\n> > frame.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > I need assistance in this frame as it is

\r?\n> > all "Lagoon Blue"

\r?\n> > re-paint with no decals. Just the head badge only.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > The serial number is F1503 on the underside of the

\r?\n> > BB with 366 on the

\r?\n> > opposite side.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > "Cinelli style" slopping fork crown. Wrap-over

\r?\n> beefy

\r?\n> > seat stays. Rapid

\r?\n> > taper (no indentation) chain stays.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Italian style short pointed lugs (Bocama maybe)

\r?\n> with

\r?\n> > no windows. Zeus

\r?\n> > drop-outs with fender eyelets. Short 6" chrome on

\r?\n> > stays and forks ends.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > No braze-ons except on chain stay for deraileur

\r?\n> and

\r?\n> > D.T. lever stop.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > The tubing appears to be Reynolds 531 DB and

\r?\n> wonder

\r?\n> > if the serial

\r?\n> > number would date the year as March 1966.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > I suspect that this is the "Professional" model as

\r?\n> I

\r?\n> > have seen a

\r?\n> > similar Raleigh (Carlton) Pro frame on the

\r?\n> Cycle-Art

\r?\n> > web site.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Would anyone know how this frame was detailed?

\r?\n> Also,

\r?\n> > what equip would

\r?\n> > it have come with when new?

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Your help would be much appreciated. A digital pic

\r?\n> > available if

\r?\n> > necessary.

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Robert Murray

\r?\n> > Getting mild in Toronto.