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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Hi guys, new to this site, but I love it! I'm 34 so most of the bikes on here were bikes i knew very well in the day!
I came across some thing interesting just last week whilst at a friends mum's house.....
Whilst helping move some heavy items in her garage a bike under a blanket caught my eye, I questioned my friend as to why his OAP mum has a mountain bike in her garage????? he replied she had owned it for many years - only used once he recalls as the saddle was uncomfortable!
I revealed the bike - stood before me was a bike I still own though heavily modified (pictures to follow soon)....anyway I was presented with a 1994 Claud Butler Vantage in 'as new condition' still with the paper Multi Condition Shimano sticker attached to the front brake, and also the alignment pink sticker stuck to the Exage front mech!!!!
All the nobles are still on the tyres, original grease present on all the threads......
I not sure what you guys think of the frame? I still believe it is a great cross country frame, the stiffness of the rear and the way your power is delievered to the rear wheels is unlike any other frame I have used!

I now have the bike stood in my own front room as a nod to the past! but I am no collector so it could be bought for the right sensible offer!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:27 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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may not be clauds finest, but very very original and cool as fek!!!!!

love it, they were produced a stones through from my village so a soft spot for these for sure


get it ridden :twisted:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:31 pm 
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Tasty.

Now go get it dirty so you can clean it!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:32 pm 
Moderator /Lincs, E & S Yorks Deputy AEC
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Now there's a blast from the past, I had one of those bikes.

Don't remember much about it though, only the pant job, Exage kit and that it got nicked about 6 months after I got it :roll:

Great find, now go get it muddy!


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2013 1:52 pm 
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I had one! first decent mountain bike that wasn't bought of a cousin..(Raleigh marauder, mustang etc)


bruce


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 Post subject: Re: Awesome bike!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:12 pm 
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I have owned mine since i was 13, i am 36 now and i still use it. Up until yesterday, i had only had to replace a rear tyre and rear brake blocks. But yesterday after 23 years of use, the cable to my rear derailiure has snapped. Gonna hang on to mine as i have heard these bikes, along with the Claud Butler Virage (same bike, different name) and Townsend Phobos (same bike, different name and colour) these will rise in value!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:24 pm 
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paulgallagher1979 wrote:
I have owned mine since i was 13, i am 36 now and i still use it. Up until yesterday, i had only had to replace a rear tyre and rear brake blocks. But yesterday after 23 years of use, the cable to my rear derailiure has snapped. Gonna hang on to mine as i have heard these bikes, along with the Claud Butler Virage (same bike, different name) and Townsend Phobos (same bike, different name and colour) these will rise in value!



Um - you're 'sposed to replace them once in a while. :facepalm:


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 7:40 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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What will rise in value again?


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 23, 2016 9:11 pm 
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Still got my Claud Butler Vantage, it is a 1995 iirc and I have had it from new :)

Different paint job to this, a rather boring ice blue but it has served me very well.


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