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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:03 am 
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Thought I might post a couple of pix - before and after of the 48 International Club. It still had some original bits on it : A nice Reynolds stem, Williams chainset (date code 1948), Brampton headset and bottom bracket that I feel sure are original. Ther brakes were Radnall's steel type and were rusted to hell - so I replaced them with period correct GB alloy ones. I ride this one regularly and it is a delight. The 'shortie' mudguards are just a bit of nonsense on my part. It is designed for 26 inch wheels and has round section fork blades. It fots perfectly with the 1948 CB catalogue description for an International Club No 1.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:32 am 
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Must be getting old ! Completely forgot about this one ! I also have a 1951 CB Massed Start frame (Number 518 4083). This was easily identified as it has the small hardened steel cable wheel above the bottom bracket and screw holes in the down tube to enable attachment of Terry type pump clips. Interestingly when i acquired this frame it had an Ambrosio Champion stem and Philippe Pro bars - exactly as Koblet used in the 1951 TDF (I think). The Massed Start was one of the most expensive frames in the CB 1951 catalogue and whoever bought it originally clearly wanted it equipped with the latest kit. Also of interest (as can be seen in the photos) - It was clearly re finished at some point by Holdsworth. The decals are from 1959/60 and the version of the CB 'shield' decal is actually the same one that I had to get originated for my 1959 Cordon Bleu


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:32 am 
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Excellent work Velofellow, love to see the Holdsworth Clauds as well


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:14 am 
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Pics of frame 2533 - now re finished with correct decals. It would never have looked like this originally though ! I don't think that I have ever seen a frame from this period in silver with gold lug lining but I rather like the simplicity of it.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:14 pm 
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Picked this up last night

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I think it's a 1975 Electron, based on a couple of threads I read last night and the wealth of CB knowledge collated by the members of this great forum!

It's in pretty bad shape, lots of rust patches and unfortunately I think it's had a front end bump.

No idea what would've been original kit on this.....currently a mix of Weinmann brakes, Simplex gears, 27 rims/Maillard hubs and a Brooks plastic saddle.

For reference - 5 digit frame number looks to be 68752


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 pm 
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Cheers, does the Reynolds fork sticker say ‘butted’?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:15 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Cheers, does the Reynolds fork sticker say ‘butted’?


This is the better of the two stickers! Where would it say "butted? I'm guessing the bit that's missing would say "Fork Blades"? (if the one on my Majestique is anything to go by).

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:03 pm 
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Not sure, the late 76 cat has a reference to the last Electrons being sold as frame sets with Reynolds tubing and double butted forks. I’ve never seen a Reynolds fork sticker with this reference only the seat tube sticker.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:44 pm 
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Peachy! wrote:
Not sure, the late 76 cat has a reference to the last Electrons being sold as frame sets with Reynolds tubing and double butted forks. I’ve never seen a Reynolds fork sticker with this reference only the seat tube sticker.

Forks would be either plain gauge or taper gauge, not "double butted" that I've heard of. The quality ones were taper gauge, thinner at the bottom to allow for tapering.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2020 9:14 pm 
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oldyellr wrote:
Peachy! wrote:
Not sure, the late 76 cat has a reference to the last Electrons being sold as frame sets with Reynolds tubing and double butted forks. I’ve never seen a Reynolds fork sticker with this reference only the seat tube sticker.

Forks would be either plain gauge or taper gauge, not "double butted" that I've heard of. The quality ones were taper gauge, thinner at the bottom to allow for tapering.


Yes, always suspected that might have been some catalogue miss information...


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