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  • Geoff Clark
    Fiamme sprints on Airlite small flange Q R when displaying Chainset Stronglight 49D 165 double with T A criterium 50 44 rings Pedals Campag Gran Sport with Christophe alloy clips and Binda straps Gears Campag Nuovo Record rear early record front with handlebar end controls Campag Gran Sport rear and Matchbox front when displaying Brakes Beborex Stem Bars Cinelli steel stem engraved Giro bars Saddle Early Brooks Professional on 2 bolt Campag 27 0 seatpin Extra details Bottle cages Vit downtube and handlebar fitting Pennine CO2 pump on brazed on boss The early frames were built by a chap called Sunter who learned his craft from Jack Briggs of Ellis Briggs Because Geoff Clark was one of the top B L R C riders He was one of the 14 founder members of the League in 1943 many of the local League boys rode his frames Phil Ellison used this frame to win the Telegraph Argus sponsored 3 Day Race in 1955 and also used it to win the Yorkshire Div Champs before turning Independant for Ellis Briggs Phil Ellison who had the frame built says he started racing on the frame when he was a junior i e sixteen years old This would be in 1953 and he remembers Geoff and his frame builder working on the frame over the winter of 1952 3 This makes me wonder if the frame no 142 means the 14th frame built in the year of 1952 I have re searched Geoffs racing career and in the 1950 Brighton to Glasgow stage race his profession is given as Automobile Electrician so the earliest he could have set up his cycle shop must have been 1951 It is proving very hard to find anyone who knows the exact date Geoff Clark was apart from

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/clark-browne-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler Anglo-Continental 1937
    steel chainset Claud Butler branded BB set Coventry chain Bayliss Wiley freewheel Villiers fixed cog on opp side Pedals BSA Pedals with AFA clips and Binda straps Gears Single fixed free Brakes Lam dural with Lam levers and fabric bound outer cable Stem Bars Chromed steel bars and hand made stem of unknown origin or type Celluloid plugs and cotton tape Headset Claud Butler headclip Saddle Brooks Flyer on unbranded

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/dpclaudbutler.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler Anglo Continental 1937
    with Sturmey Archer AW1937 built by Peter Read of Phoenix Hub Gear Co Milton Keynes Top tube quadrant type lever Cyclo 3 speed converter from Nick Tithecott at H Lloyd s Brakes LAM Super Dural Stem Bars Stem bars 1930s wide bars 48 5cm of unknown make on headclip stem Headset Headclip Saddle Brooks B17 Extra details I bought the frame on E bay and had it repainted by Bob

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/claudbutler-anglocontinental-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler Avant Coureur - 1947
    to related sites Claud Butler Avant Coureur 1947 Owned by Nick Ozerov Frame 1947 Avant Coureur fame No 4747 seat and top tube 23 wheelbase 40 Wheels Conloy 27 HP rims 32 40 on Airlite SF hubs Chainset Gnutti 3 arm steel fluted cottered with double chainrings Pedals Lyotard Berthet Gears Simplex 5 speed Tour de France alloy rear Simplex early low pivot Competition front Brakes Alp Competition with B

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/avantcoureur-kh-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler 'Avant Coureur' - 1952/3
    Bi Lam model with 531 transfer Seat tube 21 top tube 21 seat stays 17 Wheels Dunlop Special Lightweight 27 rims with the original Dunlop High pressure tyres the original inner tubes held air but I replaced them for safety BH Airlite hubs Rustless DB 15 17g spokes 40 32 Chainset Stronglight cottered cranks with Simplex 49 47 steel rings Pedals Brampton B8 Gears Simplex front rod shifter and toggle rear mechs It is a 8 speed 14 24 with 49 47 rings Brakes GB Coureur brakes Stem Bars GB bars and spearpoint stem Saddle Brooks Swallow Extra details Baycliff bag and cape Coloral water bottle and cages new clips and straps and the Bluemels black guards and green pump Bell Lucifer dynamo This I got as a complete bike many years ago It had hung in a shed in the Cotswolds for many many years and not ridden It was caked with grease and gunk BUT this had served as insulation against rust on the parts I completely stripped the bike down cleaned everything off re packed all the bearings etc It came up like new except lots of rust on the frame It was finished in a green

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/cb-crump-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler Avant Coureur "Lady Lightweight" - 1953
    the Allrounder bi laminate lug pattern We understand that CB made a total of about 50 ladies machines a year but only a very few were based on the Avant Coureur pattern and that all were built to special order This frame is the nearest that classic lightweight builders got to making a fancy lugged ladies machines They really do look classy and humbly suggest that the ladies version of the Avant Coureur is more attractive that the normal type Note the really delicate workmanship This machine is fitted with BSA double grooved five pin cranks matched to double TA alloy chainrings fitted to an exotic French cottered bb axle with a hole big enough to pass a cigarette through Pedals are circa 1950 s Phillips These rare top of the range quill pedals are made from stainless steel and alloy and don t turn up often Stem is a GB 531 alloy flat bars and CLB inverted brake levers matched to Mafac centre pull brakes Notice that the rear brake has a cunning roller conversion to enable the brake to operate very well Sharron s favourite saddle is a Brooks B17 Champion Standard Wheels are FB small flange with surely the best bearings in any classic hub matched with 15 17 gauge spokes to Weinmann Alesa rims Also fitted with a VIT handlebar bottle cage which are very handy and a Huret lever front changer probably the finest of the lever front changers Temporarily the rear derailleur is a later device Anything else Note also the delicate ultra light French hollow tubular steel front carrier adapted for use on the rear wheel this is matched with Carradice front pannier bags but used on the rear On a smaller frame ridden with the saddle low a saddle bag can look

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/svt-cb-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler International Club 1948
    stamped Depose which are the originals Lapize clips and straps Gears Single speed fixed 48 17 76 inch gear Brakes GB Sport Mk11 Stem Bars GB Saddle Brooks Competition Standard the bikes original Extra details This was Roy s first racing bike bought from the proceeds of his paper rounds on the Harold hill housing Estates in Romford Essex in December 1948 from Claud Butlers shop in Harringate Assembled as

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/cb-rapley-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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  • Claud Butler welded 1949
    Claud Butler late 1949 Frame No 9115249 Allrounder model lugless 21 c top 72 head 70 seat Originally chrome fork ends front rear Wheels Wheels 26 x 1 Weinmann alloy rims originals were Dunlop alloy with large flange hubs rear fixed free with 4 speed block Chainset Lytalloy 49t ring on Magistroni steel cranks Gears Gears Simplex period correct Simplex to be fitted sometime Brakes GB levers with one GB

    Original URL path: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/claudbutlerwelded-rb.html (2016-02-09)
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