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Claud Butler Anglo Continental - 1937(2)

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Ron Staffe

Frame1937 Claud Butler Anglo Continental, seat tube and top tube 23", wheelbase 41",round section forks, Bastide fork crown, frame and forks were restored by Bob Jackson's at Leeds
WheelsAirlite large flange front hub, 1937 Sturmey Archer AW rear hub, on 26" Dunlop alloys. Gripfast front wingnuts, Sturmey Archer rear wingnuts.
ChainsetBSA 5-pin
GearsHybrid, Cyclo Standard twin wire combined 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.
BrakesLAM Super Dural
Stem/BarsStem/bars: 1930s wide bars (48.5cm) of unknown make on headclip stem.
SaddleBrooks B17
Extra detailsI bought the frame on E-bay and had it repainted by Bob Jacksons at Leeds. The forks are not original to the frame but are the correct ones for the year and model. I thought that the colours on the 1937 Claud which is already posted went well together so I decided on those, with double box lining and block letterng on the down tube instead of script. I also had the rear dropouts slightly widened.
My gear conversion from the previous Simplex was inspired by Bob Damper's article on hybrid gears. Lighting: Lucas front lamp, Drydex rear lamp, both battery operated
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Ron Staffe

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