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Vintage 1960's Limited Edition 'All Chrome' CARLTON 5 Spd Racing Bike - 531
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In general overall good clean condition but there are evident scuffs to the chrome frameset -

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Worcester, Worcestershire, United Kingdom


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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or an item that has been returned to the seller after a period of use. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
Seller notes: In general overall good clean condition but there are evident scuffs to the chrome frameset - consistent with the age of the bike
Type: Road Racing Bike Colour: Chrome
Brand: Carlton Frame Material: 531 Reynolds Tubing
Model: All Chrome Club Weight Special Frame Size: 23"
Gender: Gent's Brake Type: Caliper - Side Pull

A Vintage 1960's - Limited Edition 'ALL Chrome' Carlton Club Weight Special- 5 Speed Racing Bike

The frameset  is in original condition & as such does have the odd mark & scuff to the chrome. Most noticeably around the bottom bracket & bottom horizontal strut. However, considering the age this is to be expected.

In full working order & ready to ride:

The complete bicycle weighs 11.6 kgs

531 Reynolds Tubing

23" Frame [58.5 cms]

Stand over height is 33" [84 cms]

Saddle to ground (at present) is 40" [101.5 cms]

The saddle stem will lower by 4" to 36" [91.5 cms]

27" Wheels

Front wheel is a quick release chrome Dunlop Lightweight with a Bayliss Wiley Hub - good chrome

Rear wheel has been replaced at some stage & has a Maillard hub - also good chrome

5 Sach Huret gears

Maes Alloy Handlebars fitted with brand new Raleigh handlebar foam grips

GB Stem

Dynamo light set in full working order

Full length alloy mudguards

Bluemels Alloy Bicycle Pump

Modolo Sporting brakes with drilled Modolo brake levers

Original chrome racing pedals with rat traps - some pitting to the chrome

Fancy lug work

Beautiful original Carlton  head stock badge

Front fork light bracket

Rear carrier

This bicycle has been dry stored for many years & is now awaiting to be ridden & enjoyed.

Not the normal 'run of the mill' sports bike - a real eye catcher - especially when the sun is shining!!


The preferred method is 'Collection in Person' & 'Cash on Collection'

Pick up & payment is requested within 3 days unless mutually arranged to the contrary prior to the end of the auction.
If personal collection is not convenient, I can arrange a 24hr Courier on request at a cost of


(including 15% PayPal & eBay commission charges)
I am unable to accept any responsibility in the unlikely event of damage occurring whilst in Courier transit.
My Courier accepts a 'whole' bike which we entirely encase in secure wrapping negating the need for any re assembly on receipt.
The recipient must be available from 08.30hrs- 18.00hrs on the delivery date (24hr service - Monday - Friday only)) to sign, check & take delivery of the item.
I can organise delivery to alternative addresses if 'being at home' presents a problem for you either to a work address, a friend or a neighbour.
A contact telephone number is required to make the booking, so please provide a number at Checkout




Overseas bidders are always welcome but please ensure that you contact me before placing any bids, so we can  establish Shipping costs beforehand. Failure to do so will result in my removing your bid until costs are applied for.
Prompt payments are much appreciated & Feedback will be left once it has been received.
If neither contact or payment is made within 3 days of the Auction end, I reserve the right to cancel the sale & relist the item, without further communication .
Thank you for taking the time to look at my listing & please email with any related questions, I am always happy to help.



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