Brian was the manager of the Stoke shop and he started his own business when CS went bust. The Stoke CS frames were built over the shop by Roger Kowalski and the London area ones by Bill Gray. However, I think this only refers to the 'good' ones, the 'ordinary/stock' ones were probably obtained from 'jobbing' builders. Early team bikes were Red but they later changed to the all-Yellow colour scheme which, to me, is the only 'proper' colour to have for a CS. I even ordered frame from Dave Russell as a CS replica! This may also have been built by Bill Gray as he did quite a bit of work for Dave. There's a lot of 'stories' surrounding the CS business but I reckon most of it was just rumour-mongering in the trade, jealous of their success, marketing and low prices.
Here is a hazy view of me in 1970 on the DS/CS machine, emulating the advert - but in a 4-up team TT - through the middle of Aylesbury! Pornstar moustaches were popular then.....................
Old Ned, Paul Love the picture, if you don't mind I going to post it on the Clive Stuart info website I created. Much of the information on the site was thanks to you. If you have any corrections or additions please let me know. Hope my post and website are informational or entertaining.
I've still got the jersey (it just about fits) and my hair had colour in those days.