a great site!
may be the youngest regularly ridden Carlton out there, and is the
only one I've seen in New York City. The serial number indicates
that it came off the line at the Worksop factory in Feb. 1981; in
April 1981 (if I recall correctly), Raleigh finally bought out Carlton
and shut down the plant in Worksop.
(Reynolds 531c) and Fork purchased off Ebay in April 2006 for $125,
right before "vintage" stuff got really expensive, and built up
with parts from various sources; it took a couple months to finish,
but it was the first bike I'd ever built and has been a steadfast,
ultrareliable companion commuting and riding down to the Rockaways
and Coney Island on the mean streets of Brooklyn. Comfortable, nimble,
and fast in all situations, I've put several thousand of miles on
it just riding around the city and the environs.
stem and bars
Ambrosio Evolution rims
Wine cork bar plugs
Cateye cotton tape
Old Zefal pump
San Marco Rolls "super racing" saddle
Conti Gatorskins for the rough roads
Regina freewheel and chain
everything else is Campy (not absolutely certain of all the dates):
1978 NR rear derailleur, shifters 1986 SR front derailleur, cranks,
chainrings 1986 C-record hubs 1987 Athena monoplanar brakes etc.
puppy is Gar, rescued from Tennessee in October.
pictures were taken with a Pentax K20D in my back yard after a thunderstorm.