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Claud Butler World Championship Path 1949 (RS) F

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Ron Staffe

FrameFrame number 972596 - 1949; 24"seat tube; 23½" top tube; bottom bracket 11"; World Championship Path model with CB 'Continental' lugwork; chromed forks with double plate fork crown. The 1949 catalogue lists angles as 75° head 72° seat.
WheelsConloy Asp sprint rims with Blumfield small flange hubs front and rear (D/F)
ChainsetChater Lea
PedalsChater-Lea track pedals
GearsSingle-speed fixed - Villiers 18T sprocket
BrakesGB Hiduminium with Superhood lever
Stem/BarsBailey bars on Merkens ''droopy' stem
SaddleBrooks B17 - cut down
Extra detailsI purchased the frame on eBay with its original paintwork quite damaged in places. I decided not to have it repainted but to repair the paintwork where areas of bare metal were exposed. The difficulty of course was to find a colour match with the original dark green. The forks had been given a white Dulux finish which when stripped off revealed the original chrome.
Eventually I found a shade of enamel which was as near to the original as I was likely to get and repaired the damaged areas, leaving the minor scuffs and scratches as they were.I renewed the decals on the seat tube, and touched up the block lettering, lined the lugwork and finished off with a few coats of clear enamel spray.
Thanks for reading

Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020

Owned By: Ron Staffe

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