Here are some pics of the Claud Butler Electron build that I finished about a month ago.
The idea for the build was based on the bike I used to ride to school everyday in the early to mid 70's.
My original Claud Butler Electron was yellow with just 5 speeds, plastic saddle, cottered crankset and chromed steel wheels.
I wanted an improved version of that bike with some iconic 70's components that would be suitable for hilly terrain and still retain a classic look.
I Bought the frame from ebay along with the Weinmann centre-pull brake set, Drilled brake levers, Brooks saddle and Stronglight chainset.
The Suntour rear mech represents the innovation of the Double Parallelogram which Campagnolo and Shimano subsequently copied.
The wheels are NOS Mavic Module E 27" rims (First hooked clincher rims) with Campagnolo Nuovo Record Hubs that I proudly built myself using ACI Double Butted Spokes.
I've really enjoyed the whole process of researching and rebuilding a classic bike.
It's combined engineering/bike building skills with nostalgia and at the end of the day given me a really nice bike to ride.
Now got my eye on an 80's/90's Eddy Merckx rebuild. Will keep you posted.