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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:57 pm 
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Carlp wrote:
That's a stunning job on the CB.


Cheers Carl, hopefully I’ll get it ready for a test ride on Saturday, then it will be Miss Marpleised...


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:33 pm 
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So, the lad worked late last night, as I want him to learn how to adjust brakes etc. But the Sturmey was, off course a different game and although in this mornings test run, it was operational, it kept jumping out of gear/changing up.
This I soon deduced was from a weakened spring clip on the 3-speed shifter. (school boy error on my part leaving it so late) :facepalm: so a quick click on e-bay for a NOS ‘80s version should do the job. :xmas-wink:

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Apart from that she rides very well…super smooth.. :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:43 pm 
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Ok, so before the Miss Marpleisation starts and covers lots of nice bits up, I thought I’d do a little showing off, as right now I think the bike looks at its best….


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Looks very sweet indeed.
You have both done a superb job.
I can see the shop front now:
Peachy and Son, fine purvayers of Claud Butler cycles.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:17 pm 
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Jamiedyer wrote:
Looks very sweet indeed.
You have both done a superb job.
I can see the shop front now:
Peachy and Son, fine purvayers of Claud Butler cycles.


If only it paid the bills....I'd jump at it. :roll:


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Stunning, truly stunning.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Beautiful job


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:19 pm 
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Cheers Gents….

Right, on with the show. So here is a picture of what she used to look like back in June. I’m guessing sometime in the 80’s she got a respray & graphics with a Sugino Super Maxy crank set, a SR stem, Sachs 6 speed freewheel, Simplex SX 810 T short cage rear derailleur. And some tidy ‘Made in Belgium’ weinmann wheels (now on my Super courier) All half descent kit, just not really right for her.

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Now with the help of a Raleigh chain guard, some aluminium mudguards all painted with the frame and some tan fake leather saddle bags and flask holder and an American Wald front basket, we have this……..

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Spec sheet;

1955 Claud Butler Ladies' Sports

Frame: Reynolds 531 plain gauge smooth brazed

Fork: Reynolds 531 plain gauge

Headset: Brampton Continental
Stem: Dawes
Handlebar: Raleigh North Road
Bar Tape: Claud Butler Cork
Saddle: Brooks B67 sprung

Brake Levers/Brifters: Weinmann AG
Brake Calipers: Weinmann AG 500 & 730 early red washer
Brake Pads: Weinmann X Pattern
Brake Cables: Jagwire

Shifters: Sturmey Archer 3-Speed
Transmision: Sturmey Archer 3-Speed AW (1956)
Chain: Miche Pista 1/8th
Cranks: Sturmey Archer
Chainring: Sturmey Archer 1/8th 46t cottered
Bottom Bracket: T.D.C.
Pedals: Union U41

Rims: Dunlop Special Lightweight 27” x 1 ¼
Hubs: Resilion Continental large flange 32h
Nipples: SAPIM Brass/chrome plated
Spokes: SAPIM Stainless Steel



Right, that's done then...on to the next instalment.....Jimmy's 1977 Cavalier!


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Mrs Peachy's inspiration.....


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:41 pm 
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Well done lad, thas got a good eye for detail, cracking job... 8)
Hope yer lass shows her appreciation.... :xmas-wink:


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