Carlton Corsa Glider
This bike showed up on Kijiji this morning. A 1975 Eatons Glider 6 speed, hand built in the Carlton Workshop.
It sold in a matter of minutes. A very collectable bike that’s really a re-branded Carlton Corsa…
A catalogue page for the 1974 Carlton line. Not sure why there’s a guy in a dirty smock loading a shotgun….
This example recently sold in England for $600.00. Although Carlton was part of the Raleigh family their bicycles were still hand made for the most part.
From the web:
“The Corsa was an ordinary steel framed bike, with a steel, cotter pinned chainset. The wheels had chromed steel rims. The gears were by Huret. The brakes were centre pull Weinman. There was a sticker on the frame saying ‘TI Raleigh’ tubing. The forks were chromed on the bottom half – a desirable feature at the time.”