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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:31 pm 
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Here are some before and after photos of our 1969 Claud Butler Electron Super five, frame number 56748.
This restoration project was something I did with my son for fun, to pass on some spanner skills and to hopefully instil in him some sense of value in this day and age of “disposable” bikes.
Here is our build thread; viewtopic.php?f=12&t=379996

Pintrest board here


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:33 pm 
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Here is her specifcation;
1969 Claud Butler Electron Super five
19.5” Holdsworth built frame from French Prugnel steel tubes and lugs
Finished in Canary Yellow Enamel with white contrasting panels edged with Olympic bands
Original Catalogue components;
G.B. alloy Maes bends
G.B alloy stem
Weinmann vainqueur ‘999’ brakes (750 back, 610 front)
Weinmann levers
26” Van Schothorst “Silverseal” chrome steel rims
‘Le Tour’ hubs
Lyotard 462 steel pedals
Regina five speed freewheel
Huret derailleur
T.D.C. Bottom Bracket
Williams chainset
Campagnolo Gran Sport gear lever
Brampton Continental head set

Replacement components;
Ammaco 26”x1.25” white wall tyres
Continental inner tubes
Halo stainless steel spokes
Jagwire red cable set
Modolo 920 yellow hoods (cut to fit)
Christophe Special Toeclips (Medium)
Christophe leather pedal straps
Fixed cog on flip side of rear hub
M-wave red saddle
Claud Butler printed bar end plugs
Red bar tape
Red brake pads
All ball bearings and fluids

Paint job by Bob Jackson Cycles
Decals by H lloyd cycles


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:36 pm 
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And some before and after details;


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:40 pm 
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And here are some more pretty shots;


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 am 
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Looks a really nice restoration, I think the red suits it!

Get that seat level though!!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:01 am 
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Joe_Rides wrote:
Looks a really nice restoration, I think the red suits it!

Get that seat level though!!!!


Yeah, the pictures bugging me now. seat is now nice and level and also as low as it can possibly go and he's still on tip toes!


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PeachyPM wrote:
Joe_Rides wrote:
Looks a really nice restoration, I think the red suits it!

Get that seat level though!!!!


Yeah, the pictures bugging me now. seat is now nice and level and also as low as it can possibly go and he's still on tip toes!


Flip the seat post clamp, so the saddle rails pass below the bolt (if the saddle will allow it).

Lovely pics, BTW!


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:19 am 
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Flip the seat post clamp, so the saddle rails pass below the bolt (if the saddle will allow it).

Lovely pics, BTW!



I hadn't thought of that, good idea....cheers


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What a brilliant father and son project and what an excellent outcome, it looks superb.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:45 am 
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NeilM wrote:
What a brilliant father and son project and what an excellent outcome, it looks superb.


Thanks Neil, it’s been great fun and there is a massive difference in how my son is looking after this CB compared to any bike he’s had from new.
Also he’s asked to go for a proper (15 mile+) ride almost every (dry) evening since we finished!
I’ve had years of “the family 4 mile tootle” which I used to have to resort to bribes and all sorts of persuasions....
Next F&s project is a 1955 Fillet brazed Lady sport for the wife/mum


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