Claud Butler World Championship Path 1949 (RS) F
Posted: Wednesday 12th August 2020
|Frame||Frame 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.|
|Wheels||Conloy Asp sprint rims with Blumfield small flange hubs front and rear (D/F)|
|Pedals||Chater-Lea track pedals|
|Gears||Single-speed fixed - Villiers 18T sprocket|
|Brakes||GB Hiduminium with Superhood lever|
|Stem/Bars||Bailey bars on Merkens ''droopy' stem|
|Saddle||Brooks B17 - cut down|
|Extra details||I 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.