I got a phone call from an old cycling mate today who I haven't spoken to for a year or so. He used to ride a classic Claud Butler Panache audax bike, made in the days when Claud Butler were a quality make. He told me that he's moving to Canada in three weeks' time and so he's had a big clear out, which involved selling his Claud Butler for ... £50. He knew I always coveted that bike! He even said "I nearly phoned you to see if you wanted it." Grrrrr.