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From: "nelson miller" <nelsmiller@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 19:00:42 -0700
Subject: [CR]FS--- CLAUDE BUTLER 61cm

Group--- My second bike listed with you-all today. This is a British Racing Green CLAUD BUTLER, in very good condition. The components are CPSC compliant, so I assume that it is a 1978 vintage, or soon thereafter.

The paint has a few of the usual little nicks here and there (with several on the inside of the right chain stay from the chain). Overall, ithe finish and appearance of the bike is beautiful. BUMMER----- The decals on both sides of the downtube are coming off in spots. The decals are available from Nick T. --- the best approach would be to either leave them alone, or remove them completely, polish out the paint, and replace them.

The lugs are very simple, yet elegant. Overall, the bike reminds me of a Paramount (sacrilege?) with it's overall presence and quality of construction, but is much less common.

Seat tube: 61cm ctc Top tube: 57cm ctc

Frame tubing: Reynolds 531 DB Dropouts: Campagnolo

Saddle: Brooks small rivit Professional, light brown with a lovely patina and a few little marks.

Seat pin: Campagnolo two-bolt 27.2

Brakeset: Campagnolo normal reach with domed QR lever--- a bit of road rash on the right lever handle

Shifters: Campagnolo down tube band on

Front Derailleur: Campagnolo band-on -- late type with circlip

Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo RALLY long cage.

Headset: Campagnolo NR steel

Bars: Cinelli "Champion del Mondo" -- 39.5 cm ctc

Stem: Cinelli old oval logo 85 mm

Crankset: Campagnolo NR, with 177.5 (not a typo) arms and 52/42 rings

Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo NR

Pedals: Campagnolo Super Leggera with a few nicks and a little scrape on one cap. Christophe Special toe clips with nice brown leather straps.

Wheelset: Campagnolo Record high flange hubs with curved skewer handles. Suntour 6-speed freewheel 13/26. Straight guage spokes with AVA tubular rims. Tires are in good condition-- Vittoria Olimpionico rear and Italvega Gran Record front--- both have the same tread pattern.

This is one of the nicer bikes in my collection, which is being reduced for a variety of reasons. It will be a delightful machine for one of our somewhat elongated riders---- an excellent example of British craftsmanship.

Price is $975, plus actual postage. I will carefully pack it and generally ship via UPS or Fedex.

If you are interested in either just looking or purchasing, please contact me at nelsmiller@msn.com and I will send you some jpegs.

Thanks for your interest--- cheers---Nelson Miller // Seattle, WA // USA