Father & Son Claud Butler Christmas special

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Carlp":2a9rvhuj said:
That's a stunning job on the CB.

Cheers Carl, hopefully I’ll get it ready for a test ride on Saturday, then it will be Miss Marpleised...
 

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So, the lad worked late last night, as I want him to learn how to adjust brakes etc. But the Sturmey was, off course a different game and although in this mornings test run, it was operational, it kept jumping out of gear/changing up.
This I soon deduced was from a weakened spring clip on the 3-speed shifter. (school boy error on my part leaving it so late) :facepalm: so a quick click on e-bay for a NOS ‘80s version should do the job. :xmas-wink:



Apart from that she rides very well…super smooth.. :xmas-cool:
 

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Ok, so before the Miss Marpleisation starts and covers lots of nice bits up, I thought I’d do a little showing off, as right now I think the bike looks at its best….
 

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Looks very sweet indeed.
You have both done a superb job.
I can see the shop front now:
Peachy and Son, fine purvayers of Claud Butler cycles.
 

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Jamiedyer":1071uxex said:
Looks very sweet indeed.
You have both done a superb job.
I can see the shop front now:
Peachy and Son, fine purvayers of Claud Butler cycles.

If only it paid the bills....I'd jump at it. :roll:
 

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Cheers Gents….

Right, on with the show. So here is a picture of what she used to look like back in June. I’m guessing sometime in the 80’s she got a respray & graphics with a Sugino Super Maxy crank set, a SR stem, Sachs 6 speed freewheel, Simplex SX 810 T short cage rear derailleur. And some tidy ‘Made in Belgium’ weinmann wheels (now on my Super courier) All half descent kit, just not really right for her.



Now with the help of a Raleigh chain guard, some aluminium mudguards all painted with the frame and some tan fake leather saddle bags and flask holder and an American Wald front basket, we have this……..





Spec sheet;

1955 Claud Butler Ladies' Sports

Frame: Reynolds 531 plain gauge smooth brazed

Fork: Reynolds 531 plain gauge

Headset: Brampton Continental
Stem: Dawes
Handlebar: Raleigh North Road
Bar Tape: Claud Butler Cork
Saddle: Brooks B67 sprung

Brake Levers/Brifters: Weinmann AG
Brake Calipers: Weinmann AG 500 & 730 early red washer
Brake Pads: Weinmann X Pattern
Brake Cables: Jagwire

Shifters: Sturmey Archer 3-Speed
Transmision: Sturmey Archer 3-Speed AW (1956)
Chain: Miche Pista 1/8th
Cranks: Sturmey Archer
Chainring: Sturmey Archer 1/8th 46t cottered
Bottom Bracket: T.D.C.
Pedals: Union U41

Rims: Dunlop Special Lightweight 27” x 1 ¼
Hubs: Resilion Continental large flange 32h
Nipples: SAPIM Brass/chrome plated
Spokes: SAPIM Stainless Steel



Right, that's done then...on to the next instalment.....Jimmy's 1977 Cavalier!
 

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Re: 1955 Claud Butler Ladies' Sports #556 3005

Mrs Peachy's inspiration.....
 

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Well done lad, thas got a good eye for detail, cracking job... :cool:
Hope yer lass shows her appreciation.... :xmas-wink:
 
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