1984 Claud Butler Majestic. #058569

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Here are some detail photos and build specification for my 1984 Claud Butler Majestic, frame number 058569.
This bike was my part of a two bike restoration project with my son, I would do something to this bike & he would repeat on his, lots of fun and my lad certainly has caught the bug!
Here’s the build thread; viewtopic.php?f=12&t=379996

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Re: 1984 Claud Butler Majestic.

Here is her specification;
1984 Claud Butler Majestic.
25.5” Holdsworth built frame from Reynolds 531 steel tubes and forks
Finished in Ice Blue Pearl

Original Catalogue components;
Thun headset
G.B alloy Seat pin
Sanshin large flange alloy 36 hole hubs with quick release
27” Wolber Super Champion Mod:58 rims
Chain set S.R. alloy cotterless 36 x 50 teeth
Suntour gear levers
Suntour Derailleurs
Weinmann Levers
Weinmann ‘999’ centre pull brakes
G.B Allo Stem
G.B. Alloy bars

Replacement components;
6-speed close ratio freewheel
Schwalbe 27”x1.25” white wall tyres
Continental inner tubes
Halo stainless steel spokes
Jagwire white cable set
Rustines (weinmann style) white hoods
Christophe Special Toeclips (X-large)
Christophe white leather pedal straps
Lyotard 79 Alloy quill pedals
Fizik Gobi XM Manganese Wing Flex saddle
Claud Butler printed bar end plugs
White bar tape
White brake pads
All ball bearings and fluids

Paint job by Bob Jackson Cycles
Decals by H lloyd cycles
 

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Excellent!

I especially like that you kept the center pull brakes. Apart from their braking qualities I find they also work very well visually on tall frames.
 

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Re: 1984 Claud Butler Majestic.

Thanks non-fixie. I'll try the flipping of the seat clamp idea on this as well as I've now changed the seat for a slightly more comfortable but still white widder one (I couldnt comfortably ride more than 5 miles on the other and walk at the end of it!)
 

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Re: 1984 Claud Butler Majestic.

A very nice restoration.
It just sits right, very understated but each detail finished perfectly.

Jamie
 

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Jamiedyer":i2ts0lpf said:
A very nice restoration.
It just sits right, very understated but each detail finished perfectly.

Jamie

Thank you Jamie, your praise is very much appreciated!
 

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Now then, after two mad builds for themed RBotM,s (Jubilee Special 40’s-50’s & Super Coureur 60’s-70’s see links below in signature) I thought I might try a more leisurely crack at the 80’s-90’s.
As she stands, my 25.5” majestic Majestic is an imaculate specimin (if I do say so myself) but never really a show stopper of a lightweight.
Of course these Holdsworth built bikes weren’t marketed as “racers” back in the day, more as “tourers” so that’s going to be the challenge; to set this Majestic up with catalogue correct ESGE silver mudguards, a chrome CB rear rack and correct saddle.

I have another reason to do this, if I set this up as a tourer and use it as an all weather/winter bike, I might have a better chance of convincing the wife to let me keep the Super Coureur (I’d promised to sell it on completion) :facepalm:

Right, let the hunt begin! :cool:
 

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The seat and seat post look like they've been stolen off another bike.

If theres an 80's themed readers wives, you'll be up against the 1986 Japanese tubed Elswick Staaaaag

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Ah ha! See I knew there would be some proper competition in the next themed readers wives, pretty sure it’s going to be 80’s-90’s in October.

Ps I do like those bar end changers.
 

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Dura Ace 9spd, works very well with the old mechs - it keeps the original look with a sneaky drivetrain that is a pleasure to use rather than a chore

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