Re: [CR]ebay outing: claude butler track frame


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Date: Tue, 8 Nov 2005 07:45:53 +1100 (EST)
From: David Benson <bensondoc@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: Re: [CR]ebay outing: claude butler track frame
To: Michael Francis Butler <michaelbutler@fastmail.fm>, galen pewtherer <dolface@gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <1131395374.21306.246967628@webmail.messagingengine.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Mick, I'm already onto it. Serial number is 511 2316 or 2138

DB Ak, NZ

Michael Francis Butler <michaelbutler@fastmail.fm> wrote: Hello Galen, This CB looks very much like a circa 1954 Road track model. Note the mudguard eyes, road forks with lamp bracket, Olympic ring ST transfers which tend to appear post 1954. If you really want to be certain ask the seller for the frame number and this will date it spot on. My guess is just a stab in the dark. Best wishes Mick butler Hunts UK.

On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 15:02:19 -0800, "galen pewtherer" said:
> http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAUD-BUTLER-LUGLESS-TRACK-FRAME_W0QQitemZ7195007420Q Qc
> ategoryZ22679QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
>
> it's listed as a track frame, and the measurements seem to bear that
> out (st is 24.5" and tt is 22") but it's drilled for front and rear
> brakes.
>
> (i wondered initially if it was a path racer, but from other posts to
> the list i've gathered that path racers tend to have tt's that are
> longer than the st. i'd be interested in hearing any comments about
> the reason for that, if anyone cares to weigh in).
>
> from what little i know of british this was normal for the time, is
> that correct?
>
> usual disclaimers apply: no relation to seller, i was out of town that
> weekend, it must have been that other fellow who looks like me, etc.
>
> galen pewtherer
> san francisco, ca