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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:48 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Here you go, top top top of the range in 1991, 92 and £1200 to boot (usually discounted by large percentages before they actually sold).

Super rare, built for Maguras out of 653 tubing

More fade than something left in the sun for 30 years

Everything came off with just the bb to sort later.

A wee bit unsure as to what to do next with it!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:08 am 
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Did it come as a full bike or just the frame with a few components?

Never heard of these but really like it. 653!!! Awesome.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:46 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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It was a full bike, not many sold with the £1200 price tag as aluminium was all the rage.

The bb is being a pain which may bring an end to it all.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:38 pm 
Lincs, East and South Yorks Deputy AEC
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have you tried the old m8 threaded bar through the axle and bolted tight to the bb tool? and a bloody long leverage bar ;)


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 9:42 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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unfortunately aluminium cups dont like force


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:32 am 
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They don't like acid, too. And the paint is well beyond, so...


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:14 pm 
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There's only been one other on here that I have seen. Did spend a long time many moons ago looking for one without luck.

Your size?

I'd go with the above. Soak in some caustic soda overnight and melt it out. Have to sacrifice a bit of the paint but worth it.

I'm very jealous. A thing of beauty!


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Page 3: The one bike you'll probably never own but would die for... your reply.. this bike!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=298010&p=2232009&hilit=Claud+Butler+Antaeus+653#p2232009


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:21 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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coomber wrote:
Page 3: The one bike you'll probably never own but would die for... your reply.. this bike!

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=298010&p=2232009&hilit=Claud+Butler+Antaeus+653#p2232009


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A quite humble Claud Butler Antaeus 653 in man size - I know of two - one on the site and one near me but they are both teeny tiny.


Yup - unbelievable to find at a carboot sale.

Its in the shed now waiting till the summer


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Best thing on retrobike since 2014


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