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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    Will do, thanks Peachy!
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    I never thought I’d see it again, but I got a call from my local frame-builder mate asking if I’d lost my bike. He said a customer had told him about a blue tandem he’d found leaning against a tree near his place and he remembered a conversation they’d had about mine. Weren’t in town that...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    Thanks Peachy!. I was kicking myself all through yesterday, drove around the place knowing it wasn't going to be left on the side of the road somewhere but hoping whoever took it may have had an attack of the guilts and abandoned it, but no. Thanks for your input and advice during the fun part.
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    I forgot my wallet and (lazily leaving the bike against the fence instead of carrying it down the steps to the yard) went back to the house to get it. By the time I'd unlocked the gate, and the back door, and returned with my wallet it was gone. With a top speed of 55km/h on the electric drive...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    We’ll, it’s not “finished” by any stretch of the imagination, but it now has many of the bits I wanted fitted and operating more-or-less how I expected. Will add more detail and answer any questions in the next day or so. Right now having too much fun.
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    While waiting for the suspension forks to arrive in the mail my next job is to find a set of 140mm cranks - for extra clearance - and (hopefully) refit the front pair of chainrings back on the "right" (left) side of the frame.
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    The disc came out of the blue Peachy!. I spoke with a local frame builder about repositioning the lugs (font and back) to suit the 26 inch wheels and took the bike down to his workshop so he could have a look. He said it wouldn't be difficult but he couldn't do it for a week or so due to other...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    Still waiting for suspension forks (by mail....) so the front end isn't much changed, but the rest is coming together. Much tidying up and adjustments still to be made, learning slowly as I go. The 26inch wheels have made the bike feel much more stable. This is important for my wife's sense of...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    Thanks was8v, apart from the clearance issue (chain ring) it was a pretty easy fit. I like the idea of the torque sensor on the Tongsheng, you should seriously consider it for the tandem. The kit I bought came with a kitchen sink—very comprehensive (including extension cables and brake levers...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    Turns out that contrary to most of the posts I’ve read there is not enough clearance on the left for the original gear ring so I’ve moved it to the right for the time being. It’s a mess at the moment but the Bafang kit works a treat. Anyone who thinks they need more than 500w as an assist is out...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    It’s been very frustrating trying to find a set of suspension forks with 1” steerer at a price I can afford—I think I found the end of the internet the other day… However, a lovely bloke in the U.S. has posted me a very reasonably priced, good quality crown with 1” steerer and (handily)...
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    1987 Marlboro Claud Butler Majestic 2 tandem FINISHED pg13

    Peachy!, I've been so caught up in my own perjagerations since joining (and benefitting from some very good advice from yourself), I'm only just catching up with your build here. I'm still yet to see the whole thread, but what I have seen is fantastic stuff. The bike looks brilliant and your...
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    1987 Marlboro Claud Butler Majestic 2 tandem FINISHED pg13

    Heading down this road myself, although getting hold of a set of forks with 1" steerer has proven impossible (at a reasonable price anyway). It seems the forks you have are out of stock everywhere I look so I'm going to marry my decent quality Suntour "bottom bits" with a Rock Shox crown and 1"...
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    1” steerer suspension forks are either very expensive or very poor quality in these parts. Speaking of parts…
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    1984 Claud Butler Majestic 2 E-conversion

    The blindingly obvious has just whacked me in the forehead. 🙄
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