Claud Butler Bicycle 1980
- Manufacturer: Claud Butler
- Size: 61 cm
Claud Butler is definitely one of the most famous British road bike brands. Claud Butler himself established his workshop in the late twenties in south London, where he started building hand-made bicycles. Due to his meticulous, excellent workmanship and successful marketing, his bicycles soon became very popular among cycling enthusiasts.
He then became famous for bi-laminated lugs and his lugless frames. In the late thirties he started experimenting with fillet brazing, a low temperature process which uses a bronze rod to create a fillet without any lug castings. The result were clean and elegant frames, true craftsmanship masterpieces. Strangely enough by then many people thought of this technique as being inferior to lugging.Like many other classic British cycling brands, CB had troubles in the mid 1950s and subsequently the name and manufacture were sold.
The brand however lived on, thanks to the image of perfectly built high class bikes. In the following years, the name Claud Butler was put on a wide variety of bikes. From rather boring frames to very well made classic designs.
What we offer you here is a Claud Butler bike from around 1980. The frame is well made from strong gauge Reynolds 531 tubing. As for the components we find a setup with reliable parts. The wheels with their wide tires in particular make this bike suitable for rougher road conditions.
Checked and serviced, this bike is suitable to be ridden as a commuter as well as on Eroica roads. »See Details
- Condition: Used. The bike is in good condition. The frame has no cracks, no dents and is not bent. Paintwork and decals are original. All parts have been checked and are working.
- Era: 1980s
- Storage: BMB05-25
|Frame & Fork||Claud Butler; Reynolds 531|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tilsit|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Tilsit|
|Headset||New Tange Passage DX|
|Crankset||Shimano 170mm; 52/40|
|Stem Bar||Sakae Custom; 42cm|
|Brake Levers||Dia Compe|
|Hubs||Miche High Flange; 6-Speed freewheel 13-23|
|Rims||Mistral 630 clincher|
|Tires||Continental Ultra Sport 32-630|
|Seat Post||Chromed steel|
|Seat||New Tornado Tour|
|Chain||New YBN Classic hard-plated|
|Handlebar Tape||New Classic|
- Seat Tube (c-t): 61 cm
- Top Tube (c-c): 58 cm
- Head Tube: 17 cm
- Standover: 86 cm
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