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What to do with the Stars & Stripes
Poll ended at Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:58 pm
Patch it up & push it on 6%  6%  [ 1 ]
100% Bells & Whistles Restoration 29%  29%  [ 5 ]
History preserving Retro-Mod 65%  65%  [ 11 ]
Total votes : 17
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:47 pm 
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Hello all, & perhaps especially to our American cousins.
I've just acquired a Claud Butler Olympic Path, frame built in March 1949 I believe.
Now people who have seen my renovations know I consider most paint and especially chrome as just another consumable, but this one is different, this one might just need a more sympathetic hand as it’s got a great "Stars & Stripes" bespoke paint job, and although a little tardy, perhaps worth saving?

Help is required on two fronts;
1. Cunning techniques on how to clean the frame up stop the rust and not damage the paint.
2. Any possible history, perhaps this was commissioned by an American track rider?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:51 pm 
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And there's more!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:12 pm 
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Nice buy, I was actually bidding on that upto £160 then it all went crazy ! . Kind of glad that I didnt win it as its a bit out of my comfort zone in respect of age . I could tell it was something special , I`m sure you will do an amazing job on it, look forward to seeing it progress.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:46 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
You cloud try a bit of diluted bleach in a discrete location?


I'll definatly start slow & mild..... :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:56 pm 
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marshalllucky wrote:
Nice buy, I was actually bidding on that upto £160 then it all went crazy ! . Kind of glad that I didnt win it as its a bit out of my comfort zone in respect of age . I could tell it was something special , I`m sure you will do an amazing job on it, look forward to seeing it progress.


I wasn’t really planning on adding another project to the list. But then I had a few wee dram’s and put a silly bid on, thinking it would get snipped in the last few seconds (this is my preferred method) so I was quite surprised when I won….. I really don’t want to strip and re-spray as I think it deserves a better future…
This will be a slow burn thread, I probably wont touch it for a few months at least, other than some experimental cleaning.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:34 pm 
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Hi,
just a thought, are you sure it is not a 1939 Anglo Continental Sprint ?

Terry


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:08 pm 
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Without looking at frame numbers I would have guessed 1952/3. Brampton deadly headset is certainly in the 50s. Been wrong before about CB though.
Keith


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:13 pm 
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If it was mine, I would degrease the frame then use Evapo-Rust soaked cloth wrapped around the tubes (avoiding decals). If it is a warm day, then wrap the applied cloth with clingwrap to limit it drying.
Use cotton buds dampened with Evapo-Rust near delicate decals.

Trial on other similar conditioned items first to get experience with how long it will take.
Note to Jamiedyer: Please no contests where this project is eligible. It would be good to know more about this frame before it was worked on.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:41 pm 
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Wonderful find. Subscribing!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 am 
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OldTel wrote:
Hi,
just a thought, are you sure it is not a 1939 Anglo Continental Sprint ?

Terry



Yes Terry, the ‘9’ could stand for 1939 as well as 1949, & I did briefly check look at that catalogue, but the details don’t match up, it's got path/track ends rather than continental drop outs, the latter improved “Bi-laminated” head and last but not least the post 1948 metal “Olympic rings” head badge.

People, she is a 1949 Olympic Path.


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