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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:05 pm 
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Anyone familiar with Claud Butler mountainbikes?

Would like some info please :D


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:28 pm 
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Depends on how old the bike is. The modern stuff is pants. The older stuff was better, its the equivalent of Raleighs low end stuff.


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i had a 90 spectra 500 lx great bike if only i could find another i would be ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssoooooooooooooooooooo HAPPY


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 Post subject: Re: claud butler
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:05 pm 
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plexus wrote:
Anyone familiar with Claud Butler mountainbikes?

Would like some info please :D


I think Claud Butler has an impressive history, back in the day (and I mean before the dawn of the mountain bike) I understand that it was quite a well respected brand.

Now I think they are part of the universal cycles group or something. Gotta say some of there starter road bikes are pretty great value if you want a basic £300 bike.


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Claud Butler was a sub-brand of Falcon cycles. I think they're still part of the same group.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 8:30 am 
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I spotted a Claud Butler Pegan with steel frame, not sure what group was on.

Just checked the link.......Gone.


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Wouldn't worry too much, the mountain bikes weren't up to much, just another great name that got bought by a big company that then ignored the heritage that had made the brand great. Claude Butler used to produce some great handmade custom frames, but all the new ones are identi-kit low end steel numbers with low end kit


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2007 1:50 pm 
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My first MTB in 1989 was a claud butler and it is still in my dad's shed!!! I think everything on it is pretty original down to the 4 finger break levers. Had a nice 501 frame with lugged construction if memory serves.

It is what got me hooked on this MTB thing, did my first race on it after having it 3 weeks. Ahhh inside park in the sun!!!

Who wants to borrow my rose tinted specs??


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I remember they tried to go up market in around 92. With a limited edition Mtb of 350 (or a figure similar) units i think. My LBS couldn't understand why they bothered as the buyers with that sort of money at that time went for pace, Klein & co


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