Get in touch

We’re always looking for new content submissions, please get in touch via our contact page here.

Claud Butler Avant Coureur - 1952/3

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: John Crump

FrameClaud Butler 'Avant Coureur' - 1952/3, frame no. 5787 52 12 shows it was made Dec 1952 but this is a 1953 Avant Coureur Bi-Lam model with 531 transfer. Seat tube 21½", top tube 21", seat stays 17½"
WheelsDunlop 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
ChainsetStronglight cottered cranks with Simplex 49/47 steel rings
PedalsBrampton B8
GearsSimplex front rod shifter and toggle rear mechs, It is a 8-speed 14-24 with 49-47 rings.
BrakesGB Coureur brakes
Stem/BarsGB bars and spearpoint stem
SaddleBrooks Swallow
Extra detailsBaycliff 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 crackel finish and I found a chap who did a pretty good job of duplicating it. All the equip was optional per the catalouge that I have.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: John Crump

Rate this page

How would you rate the quality of this article?

Average Rating: 5 / 5. Ratings: 1

Be the first to rate this post.

This article appears in the following categories.

This article has been tagged with the following.

Upcoming Events

Whether you are looking for a gentle social meet up, or a 100-mile ride browse the community’s upcoming events and plan your next weekend outing.

Join our community

Get the latest news and updates from us directly when you sign up to our newsletter.