Claud Butler Cape Wrath History Timeline 1987-1997

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1996

The king is dead..long live the king…
The Antaeus has been dropped and only a few alloy frames are in the range with most bikes now in Cro-mo.. but The Cape Wrath is still 653 steel and now back on top and still wearing Deore LX, except it has a White industries crank set and has been equipped with grip shift. Oh… one important change, this is the first time we see the new “Star Trek” CB head badge.

1996 Frame Set Specifics
Material: 653 Magnum
Lugs: Headtube, BB cluster, Seat tube cluster, chain stay, seat stays have short slim tapered tops.
Forks: 1-1/8” Ahead threadless, Cro-Mo Uni-crown with square ends.
Gear & Brake stops & guides: 2xStagered Tri-cluster on top tube, RD stops on seat stays, FD stop at back of seat tube, straight angled brake hanger bridge.
Mudguard eyes: single pair on rear dropouts, brazed top eyes on seat stays, single pair on forks.
Brake mountings: Canti studs on seat stays, Canti studs on forks.
Dimensions: Rear spacing 135mm, FD clamp size 31.8mm, Wheelbase 44” (20” seat tube).


Colour change, it’s now in Midnight Blue only
 

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1997

The last, but not the least steel Cape Wrath
Top of the range still but all change and now much cheaper than ever before, supplied from the Far East in Tange double butted chrome tubing to be put together in Brigg… STX V brakes and Rock Shox INDY XC shocks appear on a Cape for the first time & the Grip Shifts were short lived, but the gear set is still Deore LX.

Distinguishing frame details;
Its in Cro-mo….. for this year only.
 

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Nice archive - which I'm sure will grow and be built upon/added to by yourself and others over time
 

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Retro Spud":28f33d4k said:
Nice archive - which I'm sure will grow and be built upon/added to by yourself and others over time

Cheers Spud, I know they’re not everyone’s cup of tea, I was just a bit bored whilst waiting for parts.....
 

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legrandefromage":20kccapj said:
Edge of the seat stuff.

I knew of all people you’d appreciate it! :roll: :facepalm:
 

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Re: Claud Butler Cape Wrath Timeline 1987-1997

Updated info on the 1991 (now that I’ve actually got my hands on one)
 

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Updated info on 1988, 1990 & 1994
 
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