CLAUD BUTLER Edge HT Ladies 2018

Bikes have certainly changed a bit since my youth when handlebars all came with bends in them and fixings were nuts and bolts in imperial sizes, now they are all Allen bolts in metric. My previous bike was a c. Running gear was any bits I came across over the years, finished as 10 speed but spent many years as a high geared fixed wheel. I had to get rid of it when the ex-wife got rid of me. I recently bought another, just to potter around locally when the sun is shining. I don’t do cold, wet or windy these days. It’s windy today so I am writing this You can pay more if you want them to tidy it up for you. I spent a while looking through what they had they used to have a lot but I believe fewer now and restricted opening times sadly.

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30 years ago when I was a boy my father built me a racing bike, the story was that By that time the Claud (no E) Butler name had been owned by I think unlikely​) that this is a real Claud Butler dating from the 50s or earlier.

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Hello! I need a little help to date and identify a Claud Butler frame. I think its a New Allrounder from but I’m not sure. Bilaminated lugs typ 1.

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Raleigh Street, Nottingham, was the site of a small workshop which in started producing diamond-frame safety bicycles at the rate of three a week. Frank Bowden, a successful lawyer and convert to cycling, bought the firm in and in December founded The Raleigh Cycle Company as a limited liability private company. In , Sturmey-Archer gears were added to the product range.

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Good play bike package. Drop-happy play bike that wallows on the ups Claud Butler often turn in well specced, well priced mid-range offerings lose the clunky Octalink chainset for a more up-to-date Hollowtech system.

What are we looking at? The steel frame is made from Reynolds tubing, brazed into fairly typical racing bike geometry. The seat tube is laid-back at a shallow angle, giving the rider good leverage to muscle around a heavy gear. This is a medium to large bike, and the size seems odd. In this era seatposts were not intended to extend very far beyond the frame, likewise the handlebar stem is just a few inches above the top tube.

The saddle is a Brooks, handmade in England. Campagnolo furnishes some of the equipment of course with their hubs, shifters, and Gran Sport derailleurs managing the ten gear choices. There is a close-ratio Stronglight Crankset on the bike, a sensible choice for flat roads, not requiring the front derailleur to perform heroics lifting the chain over a wide gear spread. The svelte little sidepull brakes are GB Coureur Plus models.

The brakes, when paired with aluminum rims featuring an excellent braking surface , stop pretty well. This bike has remained in such nice condition that we recently tuned it up and sent it back out on the road for more adventures. In we sent it back to the motherland, New York City, where our friend Eben Weiss rode and wrote about the bike for Outside magazine in what has to be one of the most overdue product reviews ever:.

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A newly acquired programme for the London Centre 25 mile tandem-paced championship reveals a stellar cast of previous winners. All three were major players in cycling at the turn of the 20th century and all three are listed as club vice-presidents. Balham Cycling Club took a step nearer to relaunching on its th anniversary when a group of South London cycling enthusiasts and a local historian with a cycling club blog but no bike, met for the first time to hatch plans to reform the club.

Continue reading Cyclists from Balham with bikes rally round non-Balham bloke with no bike in quest to relaunch Balham Cycling Club. Two photographs of Balham CC members. Claud Butler is a familiar name to anyone with an interest in cycling. A bicycle dealer and frame-builder his cycles and tandems were used at the Los Angeles Olympics and numerous World Championships. This is his Balham CC story.

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Discussion boards hosted by Cycling UK. Quick links. My father recently passed away and I have re-acquired my old bike from the loft where he had it stored. I am planning to restore it to its former glory, use it for a while and pass to my son in a few years. My question are; 1. How can I tell if the frame really is a Claude Butler?

Judging by the number of queries relating to dating ‘real’ Claud Butler frames that keep appearing both here and elsewhere, I am posting this in.

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Australian Cycling Forums on Strava. The guy had another bike he offered to sell. It had Claud Butler decals which I new was English but not much more. It was dark so was hard to see. I saw what I thought were stamped dropouts, however it looked roughly my size so I decided to take a punt on it. Doing a little research today and I know there are some experts here after reading this thread viewtopic. Anyway looking at the serial numbers on the bottom bracket I get And then maybe a CB more on the top of bottom bracket.

So my understanding is that it was built in May and was the th frame built. Am I correct? Anyway this has really surprised me!

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Claud Butler 14 July — 2 November was a London -based bicycle dealer and frame-builder, who from created a chain of bicycle-retail shops in London and the Midlands. The Claud Butler brand was bought from the receivers by other companies, and they are now produced by Falcon Cycles , a division of Tandem Group. Claud Butler was the son of a worker in the silk industry who thought his son would follow him into the trade.

He moved his office to Clapham Manor Street in Claud Butler cycles were known for features such as bronze-weld construction and decorative lugs techniques pioneered by continental frame builders. His bikes were ridden at the world championship in Copenhagen and then in Italy , France and Germany Claud Butler bikes also competed at the Los Angeles Olympics in He celebrated the popularity of his bicycles with bands and entertainment held at the Manor Street works.

He was a founder of the Lightweight Manufacturers’ Association and for a period its secretary. David Palk said: “Claud Butler was a showman-entrepreneur who had grasped every available opportunity to promote and develop a successful business. For instance, how many other quality lightweight manufacturers promoted an annual ‘do’ with a dance band and cabaret acts, or produced a pin badge, or were active sponsors of well known international riders, or placed regular display advertising in Cycling, or used their proprietor’s personality in the form of a cartoon caricature, or marked their jubilee with special models, or claimed to be both “The King of Lightweights” and “Just one of the boys”?

Nobody else in the trade was able to equal the zest or flamboyance of Claud Butler. Claud Butler tried to return to business several times throughout the s but could not recapture the success of the interwar period. He died at home in London on 2 November after a long illness.

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Vintage Bikes , Vintage British Bikes. The lady who sold me this bike seemed quite reluctant to part with it. Yet, at the point of sale, on a rainy Thursday lunchtime in a small country village, she hesitated when it came to handing it over. This old bike had been a special part of her youth, and it had been given to her as a birthday present when she turned A deal was made: in fact, more than a deal; she actually made me promise to restore it, to take care of it, as the bike meant that much to her.

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Bikes on sale Sold bikes Please contact me at: hilarystone hilarystone. The Master was a development of the Nuovo Mexico which had been Colnago’s top model before. It had completely different lugs and a drastically changed tubing.

The frame builder, Claud Butler, first opened his bike shop in London in Claud was an innovator, and he pioneered many of the designs that we still use.

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