[CR]Mystery bike du'jour on Ebay.. confirmed

Example: Framebuilders

From: "Norris Lockley" <Norris.Lockley@btopenworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Feb 2004 00:37:17 -0000
Subject: [CR]Mystery bike du'jour on Ebay.. confirmed

I thought hat it would be prudent to try to heal the north v south divide in the UK by agreeing with Mike that the mystery frame on UK Ebay certainly has all the hallmarks of a Claud Butler "Avant Coureur"

As far as can be seen from the pictures it is a fully lugged model and not a bi-laminated example which had no "lug" down the seat-tube. Judging by the Chater Lea rear drop-outs it is probably no later than the late 40s very early 50s. I could be wrong though because I have a Claud B track frame complete with cast lugs cut to a very similar but not identical design, D-section forks though which dates from an earlier period.

Over to Hilary?

Norris Lockley.. with an after thought..

Why use a seat-lug and not have a seat-bolt eye.. and why use the Italian collar type clamping?