Welcome Phil and his 1979 Carlton straight from Nottingham via New Zealand. There isn’t one thing about this bike that I don’t love. (Except, I guess, the fact that it’s way over in NZ and it doesn’t belong to me!)
Great site. Here’s my 1979 Carlton and a little bit of information. It’s only non-original part is the Brooks saddle & the bar tape, both which have been since been removed but everything else is pretty much as it rolled out the shop door in 1979. The original owner bought it from a shop in Nottingham, UK – just around the corner from the Raleigh factory and a few years later he emigrated to New Zealand, where I bought from him. There is a mystery around the unbranded gold hubs as obviously I can’t track down any info about them. They are laced to gold Mavic rims. Looking forward to keeping this in the family for many years.