|Claud Butler 'Avant
Coureur' - 1952/3, frame no. 5787 52 12 shows it was made Dec 1952 but
this is a 1953 Avant Coureur Bi-Lam model with 531 transfer. Seat tube
21½", top tube 21", seat stays 17½"
Lightweight 27"rims with the original Dunlop High pressure tyres,(the
original inner tubes held air but I replaced them for safety) BH
Airlite hubs. Rustless DB 15/17g spokes 40/32
||Stronglight cottered cranks with Simplex
49/47 steel rings
||Simplex front rod shifter and toggle rear mechs,
It is a 8-speed 14-24 with 49-47 rings.
||GB Coureur brakes
||GB bars and spearpoint stem
bag and cape, Coloral water bottle and cages,new clips and
and the Bluemels black guards and green pump & Bell. Lucifer
This I got as a complete bike many years ago, It had hung in
a shed in the Cotswolds for many many years and not ridden.It
caked with grease and gunk BUT this had served as insulation against
rust on the parts. I completely stripped the bike down cleaned
everything off re packed all the bearings etc, It came up like new!,
except lots of rust on the frame.It was finished in a green crackel
finish and I found a chap who did a pretty good job of duplicating it.
All the equip was optional per the catalouge that I have.