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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Hello,

I've found a Claud Butler bike in a local ad. It seems like it was made from two type of tubes, and these are connected together with a very specific manner. I attached a pic of a connection. Can anyone suggest that which type of tubes was used to make this bike?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Or any info about the possibly type of this frame will be appreciated.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Can you post a few more pics of the whole bike? Will give people more to go on.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:06 pm 
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Yes, but not too good ones...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:36 pm 
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My guess - no more than that - is that it's just a design feature. Sometimes you get aluminium bonded into cromo 'lugs' like a Raleigh technium but that looks all aluminium to me.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:46 pm 
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that looks all aluminium to me.


Nah, that's steel, those welds are too small for aluminium.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:53 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
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that looks all aluminium to me.


Nah, that's steel, those welds are too small for aluminium.



Thanks for your replies. Yes, the "lugs" are made from steel, I'm certain, as well as the rear triangle. But the three main tubes are from different material. These tubes are suspicious, and have titanium-like looking...


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:31 pm 
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xerxes wrote:
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that looks all aluminium to me.


Nah, that's steel, those welds are too small for aluminium.


:facepalm: so it is. I assumed aluminium and even looked at the welds to check - fooled myself!

So if the lugs etc are steel and the tubes aren't I'd say that's a pretty unusual CB so I'm sure there's some detail online or someone'll know


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:39 am 
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Yes, very unusual. Have you tested the tubes and lugs with a magnet?

It looks as though the frame is bonded, much like a Raleigh Dynatech.

Maybe you should start a new thread to see if anyone can identify it. Those diamond details at the end of the tubes are quite distinctive; someone will know what it is.


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