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Claud Butler International Club - 1948

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Roy Fossett

FrameClaud Butler International Club, 1948 - frame number 5205; seat tube 22½", top tube 23"; wheelbase 41½"; seat post diameter 27.2mm. Angles 74/72 degrees. Has pump pegs and cable eyes for brakes and gears
WheelsHarden large- flange hubs, 32/40 DB spokes, early serrated Nissi rims. Tubulars
ChainsetMilremo road cranks. Cegedur duralium chain wheel
PedalsFrench stamped Depose which are the originals, Lapize clips and straps.
GearsSingle-speed fixed - 48/17 = 76 inch gear
BrakesGB Sport Mk11
SaddleBrooks Competition Standard - the bikes original
Extra detailsThis 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 funds became available much as photographed today. He raced it in school ten mile time trial events in 1950. With the Buccaneers Cycling Club over ten to fifty miles in 1951 and stripped down in grass track racing
in 1952.

It was also used for touring around East Anglia and the south of England finally seeing service fitted with modern cycle parts as Roy's son Alan's bike. It has been painted only once some forty years ago but to the original colour.
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Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Roy Fossett

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