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Claud Butler World Championship Path - 1949

Owned by: Ron Staffe

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Frame Frame number 972596 - 1949; 24"seat tube; 23½" top tube; bottom bracket 11"; World Championship Path model with CB 'Continental' lugwork; chromed forks with double plate fork crown. The 1949 catalogue lists angles as 75° head 72° seat.
Wheels Conloy Asp sprint rims with Blumfield small flange hubs front and rear (D/F)
Chainset Chater Lea
Pedals Chater-Lea track pedals
Gears Single-speed fixed - Villiers 18T sprocket
Brakes GB Hiduminium with Superhood lever
Stem/Bars Bailey bars on Merkens ''droopy' stem
Saddle Brooks B17 - cut down
Extra details I purchased the frame on eBay with its original paintwork quite damaged in places. I decided not to have it repainted but to repair the paintwork where areas of bare metal were exposed. The difficulty of course was to find a colour match with the original dark green. The forks had been given a white Dulux finish which when stripped off revealed the original chrome.
Eventually I found a shade of enamel which was as near to the original as I was likely to get and repaired the damaged areas, leaving the minor scuffs and scratches as they were.I renewed the decals on the seat tube, and touched up the block lettering, lined the lugwork and finished off with a few coats of clear enamel spray.

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Above: Two images showing details of CB "Continental" lugs