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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:05 pm 
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Hi there.

I have this old claud butler I don't know of its age or range name.


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If you good people could help me identify it and a worth as is that would be amazing

Many thanks
Shaleani


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:18 pm 
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Hi Shaleani

Looks to be either late 70s, early 80's. Model names are often on the top cross tube, I can see the remains of a silver decal, are there any letters on it?

Nice bikes Claud Butlers, but I would say yours looks to be needing a complete rebuild so I'd say £50/£60. Ebay may net you more.....or less, depends on the whims of Ebay :)

I hope the dog didn't do what he looks like he's about to do :)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:11 pm 
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Looks like an 'Electron' from around 1968


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 4:20 pm 
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I'd say late seventies. The foil-backed decals are current in this '76 catalogue, and most of the components fit a late seventies date:

http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Claud_Butler-76/

Weinmann brakes often have a date code stamped on the rear. Worth a look?

Here's a very similar one:

http://www.lfgss.com/thread75274.html


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:43 pm 
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Thank you.
You have all given me some very helpful information. I will have a look at the back of the brakes and see if any thing more to give from the top tube sticker too.
And i can see the likeness in all suggestions but to be fair the last decent push bike i had was a gt outpost with rockshocks in my teens so im really not the best at this
It would be a full rebuild like you say but worth it im sure.

And me dogs knows better than that, he was looking for a mouse that the cat caught in the field

Many Thanks
shaleani


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:53 pm 
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the other place to look for dates is the hubs .

nice project for somebody


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