1950s lugless Claud Butler frame

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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biggs682

Smile a mile bike provider
Location
Northamptonshire
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 ^_^
 

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.
 

Gaben

Regular
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
We'll only a year and a half late. Serial number is 511 199. Have added some more pictures as well as the first ones aren't too clear. Need to make a start on this one soon
 

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otek59

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We'll only a year and a half late. Serial number is 511 199. Have added some more pictures as well as the first ones aren't too clear. Need to make a start on this one soon
I had one of those, very nice quality frames but sadly the seat tube was cracked all the way round under the seat post clamp,if it was mine I’d strip the paint the polish and lacquer it to show the brazing off
 
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Tony Raynor

Tony Raynor

Need for steeds
More fettling and changing of components. The gold anodised didn't fit with the 700c wheels. Didn't have any 27 1 1/4 wheels to fit rear spacing so changed back to the 700c wheels and bought new nutted tektro. New head badge, Shimano 600 rear derallieur, super custom crank, Brooks b17 saddle and Arret brake levers. Just need to get some cable clamps for the rear brake cable and pedals before I can take it for a spin.
 

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