Re: [CR]Re: Help with Hobbs

(Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis)

Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:52:40 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Help with Hobbs
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I think more accurately, most people in the United States don't know much about the Claud Butler marque because they weren't imported into the US in any significant numbers.

I have, however, sold lots of my reprinted '30s and '40s Claud Butler catalogs over the years to Americans.

How about this... My limited experience is that people in the United Kingdom do not appreciate the Faliero Masi marque the way the people in the US do ;)

(no Masi importer in the UK ya know)

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California wrote:
> My limited experience is that people in the United States do not
> appreciate the Claud Butler marque the way people in the UK do. All my
> English friends (now in their 50s and 60s) tell me that they wanted a
> Claud Butler bike when they were growing up. No American ever told me
> that.
> Happy Holidays and Safe Biking to all.
> Cliff
> C.J. Scheiner
> Brooklyn, NY USA
> *********************************
> Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 20:29:18 -0000
> From: "Norris Lockley" <>
> Subject: [CR]Help with Hobbs
> In a similar vein.. I wondered why no on bid on the 23" Claude Butler
> Avant Coureur that finished its auction this morning with an winning bid
> of A350 for frame and fork. Are Claudes not popular in the States?