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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:42 pm 
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my 97 claud butler, i keep on changing my mind with the spec of this bike, thought id keep a record of it here!

this was my first attempt at building it this summer. I will update this thread retrospectively with its evolution during the course of the week :D

Frame: Claud Butler Cape Wrath Tange Chromo Double Butted

Fork: Rock Shox Quadra 21

Headset: no name
Stem: no name alloy ahead
Handlebar: no name alloy
Grips: n/a
Barends: n/a

Brakes: XT V
Brake Pads: XT
Brake Cables: XT
Cantilever cable hangers: n/a
Brake Levers: XT V

Shifters: DX thumbies
Front Derailleur: n/a
Rear Derailleur: XT
Derailleur Cables: n/a
Cassette: M900
Chain: n/a
Cranks: Deore LX
Crank Bolts: Deore LX
Chainrings: Deore LX
Chainring bolts: Deore LX
Bottom Bracket: UN51
Pedals: n/a

Hub Skewers: miche
Rims: Spinergy / Campag Stheno
Hubs: Spinergy / M900
Nipples: DT rear
Spokes: DT rear / Spinergy front
Tyres: n/a
Tubes: n/a

Saddle: n/a
Seatpost: n/a
Seatpost Binder: n/a


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:16 pm 
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Really like the look of the frame! Claude Butler has a pretty rubbish reputation, but with that frame and that kinda spec it may change peoples minds!

Looking forward to seeing how it shapes up.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:27 pm 
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Thanks for the interest. eye its a shame what happend to the claud butler brand, but this is a quality steel frame with a nice finish.

spec has changed somewhat, here is the latest, i will add some photo's asap



Frame: Claud Butler Cape Wrath Tange Chromo Double Butted

Fork: Rock Shox Judy SL

Headset: no name
Stem: CODA
Handlebar: EASTON
Grips: n/a
Barends: Icon

Brakes: XTR V
Brake Pads: XTR
Brake Cables: XTR
Cantilever cable hangers: n/a
Brake Levers: XTR V

Shifters: XTR STI
Front Derailleur: XTR
Rear Derailleur: XTR
Derailleur Cables: n/a
Cassette: M900
Chain: n/a
Cranks: XTR M950
Crank Bolts: XTR M950
Chainrings: XTR M950
Chainring bolts: XTR M950
Bottom Bracket: XTR M950
Pedals: n/a

Hub Skewers: miche
Rims: Spinergy / Campag Stheno
Hubs: Spinergy / M900
Nipples: DT rear
Spokes: DT rear / Spinergy front
Tyres: n/a
Tubes: n/a

Saddle: Nisene TI
Seatpost: Ritchey
Seatpost Binder: bontrager


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Clicked on this thread not knowing what to expect, never gave much of a thought to Claud Butlers but that does look nice 8)

Dont think i'd use the Spinergy wheel in the build (not a fan of them) but that's personal choice really.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:18 pm 
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poor photo's im afraid will try for some better daytime ones

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:04 am 
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Interesting bar end shifter, I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before, nifty :D


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:15 am 
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jimwah wrote:
Interesting bar end shifter, I don't recall ever seeing such a thing before, nifty :D



11 quid nos on ebay

:D totally unnecessary but i think they are tres cool.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:15 am 
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I really don't want to like that, but find it strangely appealing.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:32 am 
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:D it was always going to be a marmite bike, and it aint been cheap, but will be finished soon.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2008 1:10 am 
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It looks very good, and different. It was rumoured that CB frames are under the EBC Revolution range, still have not found that out and still dont nknow if thats a good thing, mines alright. My dads got late 90's, early 00's CB ally beast looks good


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