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1950s lugless Claud Butler frame

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by Tony Raynor, 23 Aug 2017.

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  1. Tony Raynor

    Tony Raynor Need for steeds

    big thanks to @biggs682 for coming across this little gem. Interesting multi coated paint job, but underneath all that is a really well preserved frame. Need to get it stripped and re painted but will leave this on the back burner until I get time. Year based upon serial number and the fact that Mr Butler started going bilaminated instead of the low temperature bronze welding process.
     

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  2. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

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    you are welcome @Tony Raynor , still think a shocking pink would be the best scheme and a pure fixie set up

    on a more serious note those forks are fantastic it did cross my mind to try them on the old Pollard ^_^
     
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Back in the late sixties I had a CB lugless. I don't know how many different models of this type he built but from memory it looked like the one in the picture with the lamp bracket boss (Which I hacksawed off) on the fork. Mine was finished in purple till I at first hand painted it xx( light blue then had it resprayed in the same colour. It did sterling service as my first TT bike and later as a fixed wheel winter hack.
     
  4. Gaben

    Gaben Member

    Do you have a readout of the serial # on the BB shell or the fork steerer?
    Frame could be any of the Jubilee/Coronation/International Club models (i.e. so-called welded frames, which mean fillet brazing by CB terminology) from the early to mid-fifties, though...
     
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    Tony Raynor

    Tony Raynor Need for steeds

    @Gaben I will check when I get back from China in February.