Dating a Claud Butler

Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by PappaRay, 30 Nov 2017.

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  1. PappaRay

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    Hi, I'm refurbishing an old Claud Butler sports bike and I'm trying to date it. It has 2 four digit numbers, one stamped on the bottom crank and one stamped on the fork stem. (Pictures attached I hope). The last 2 numbers are 75 and I was wondering if this could be the year?
    On the the frame there was a decal and I could just about make out the word "lightweight", but couldn't make out the model.
    Any advise would be appreciated 5 20171130_104946_001.jpg
     
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  3. uphillstruggler

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    cant help with the date but that's some headbadge - they don't make them as ornate as that any more
     
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  4. MiK1138

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    I was about to wish you and Claud every happiness until I read the title again :smooch:
     
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    Lol... must change the title.
     
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    I've just found the word Nervex with a Star stamped on the bottom bracket which I think refers to the fancy lugs! There was also a string of faded numbers of which I could make out 79.
     
  7. ozboz

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    That head badge has got something to with an Olympic's from way back
     
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  8. nonowt

    nonowt Active Member

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    this is the go-to site for Claud Butler info:
    http://www.nkilgariff.com/

    My guess would be that it's a 60s Holdsworth built model. I'm sure someone more knowledgeable will be along shortly but in the meantime a few more picture would help - of the seat cluster and any decals (or remnants there of)
     
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    A few more pics. 20171110_122524.jpg
     
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  11. ozboz

    ozboz Über Member

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    It looks well worth a proper refurb , good luck !
     
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  12. Late sixties at a guess. Can't see much in the blurry pics.
     
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  13. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Have you a picture of the bottom bracket markings?
     
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    1960 - 1962
     
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  15. ozboz

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