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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:00 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:30 pm
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Location: Leighton Buzzard
How do you source a real classic? I'd love to get my hands 50s Claud Butler lightweight in particular a Tour Of Britain or even better a Saxon TT
Can a mere mortal obtain these bikes - do any still exist, or are they all owned by Bond villains and locked away in Geneva?

As I'm really new to this, where do I start looking. Do I go to jumbles what's the best way of unearthing something like this.
I've studied Ebay, but a lot of the stuff that needs restoration is lets say a bit iffy with dates of manufacture varying wildly.

Ideally after a frame that needs work.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 6:20 pm 
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Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
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Location: New Forest, UK
Personally I'd try bike jumbles - lots of interesting if tatty frames are usually on sale.


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