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Claud Butler Anglo Continental - 1937

Owned by: Ron Staffe


Frame 1937 Claud Butler Anglo Continental, seat tube and top tube 23", wheelbase 41",round section forks, Bastide fork crown, frame and forks were  restored by Bob Jackson's at Leeds
Wheels Airlite large flange front hub, 1937 Sturmey Archer AW rear hub, on 26" Dunlop alloys. Gripfast front wingnuts, Sturmey Archer rear wingnuts.
Chainset BSA 5-pin
Pedals Webb
Gears Hybrid, Cyclo Standard twin wire combined with Sturmey Archer AW1937  built by Peter Read of Phoenix Hub Gear Co, Milton Keynes. Top tube quadrant type lever. Cyclo 3 speed converter from Nick Tithecott at H Lloyd's. 
Brakes LAM Super Dural
Stem/Bars Stem/bars: 1930s wide bars (48.5cm) of unknown make on headclip stem.
Headset Headclip
Saddle Brooks B17
Extra details I bought the frame on E-bay and  had it repainted by Bob Jacksons at Leeds. The forks are not  original to the frame but are the correct ones for the year and model. I thought that the colours on the  1937 Claud which is already posted went well together so I decided on those, with double box lining and block letterng on the down tube instead of script. I also had the rear dropouts slightly widened.
My gear conversion from the previous Simplex was inspired by Bob Damper's article on hybrid gears. Lighting: Lucas front lamp, Drydex rear lamp, both battery operated

Above - Cyclo/Sturmey gear conversion plus head lugs and fork crown