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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:49 pm 
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Claud Butler? That’ll be a nice resto.


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Carlp wrote:
Claud Butler? That’ll be a nice resto.


Yes, 1977 Cavalier, short run, low end, re-badged Holdsworth Equipe (low end orange & blue race copy)
But the lad bought it with his own pocket money (£44) from a local house clearer and now wants to turn it into a tourer.


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PeachyPM wrote:
Carlp wrote:
Claud Butler? That’ll be a nice resto.


Yes, 1977 Cavalier, short run, low end, re-badged Holdsworth Equipe (low end orange & blue race copy)
But the lad bought it with his own pocket money (£44) from a local house clearer and now wants to turn it into a tourer.


Cool, look forward to seeing it.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA Tour de France
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 3:27 pm 
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I've uttered those famous words again "I couldn't just leave it there could I?" Because I've picked up yet another BSA Tour de France, this one is a one owner from new cycle that was for local pickup only on ebay and went for the start bid, so as I say I couldn't just leave it there could I.

It was bought new by the original owner from Goldings of Sittingbourne in June 1984 for the princely sum of £84.95, plus £13.55 for a Carry seat and £7.20 for a dynamo set (which it still has on it). And I thought these were pretty much all sold through mail order catalogues so you live and learn and it a very nice touch that it still had the original receipt and Raleigh Bicycle guide with it

So that's two of them in the shed now so I'd better get on with one of them at least and yet another different colour combination, decal set and component variation which makes 3 distinct versions of the venerable Tour de France by my reckoning and I've got a Mk2 and a Mk3


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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:00 pm 
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Looks nice, don’t blame you for rescuing it.


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 Post subject: Re: BSA Tour de France
PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:05 pm 
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WOW! Allen
That shouldn't take much to bring it back to looking bright and shiny.
I must admit I hadn't seen that colour before, it's nice though. Not a hard decision to rescue it, I'm sure :)
There is one in Thurso that I see parked at the council building quite often, the usual red coloured version. Always give it a glance on my way past.

Jamie


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 Post subject: Re: BSA Tour de France
PostPosted: Sun May 26, 2019 3:26 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
WOW! Allen
That shouldn't take much to bring it back to looking bright and shiny.
I must admit I hadn't seen that colour before, it's nice though. Not a hard decision to rescue it, I'm sure :)
There is one in Thurso that I see parked at the council building quite often, the usual red coloured version. Always give it a glance on my way past.

Jamie

Its in the queue Jamie but I'm leaning toward doing the earlier Mk2 one first as I prefer the look of it and the bits it has on it (its more a bike from my childhood). Both will get slightly upgraded as the wheels will get replaced or re rimmed with alloy as will the seatpost but apart from that I want them both original.

The Mk3 I'm hoping is more a strip, polish, re grease and reassemble more than anything as the decals for both might be a bit more difficult although the Mk2's are a lot closer to the Mk1 sets that are available.


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