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Claud Butler - 'Anglo-Continental' 1937

Claud Butler DP 600


Frame Reynolds 531 Double-Butted tubing, hand-cut Chater-Lea lugs, double oilers on BB shell, Claud Butler 'Road-Path' adjustable ends, Claud Butler 'low profile' headclip, Bastide fork crown and special narrow blades, Chater-Lea seat-binder bolt.
Wheels Boldoite 'Continental 27' (French 28") dural rims on BH 'Airlite' hubs, with stainless 14/17g spokes.
Chainset BSA 7" 5-Pin steel chainset, Claud Butler branded BB set, Coventry chain, Bayliss Wiley freewheel (Villiers fixed cog on opp. side)
Pedals BSA Pedals with AFA clips and Binda straps
Gears Single fixed/free
Brakes Lam dural, with Lam levers and fabric-bound outer cable
Stem/Bars Chromed steel bars and hand-made stem of unknown origin or type. Celluloid plugs and cotton tape
Headset Claud Butler headclip
Saddle Brooks Flyer on unbranded Hiduminium seat pin
Extras Britannia quick release celluloid 'guards - with separate Bluemels No. 5 spearpoint, Brooks bag, Ingersoll 12H stopwatch on Terry clip, Lucas lamp and reflector, Britannialloy pump, large alloy bell of unknown make, Dunlop rubber cable straps. British-made front wingnuts of unknown origin

Claud Butler DP 250
The distinctive 'axe-head' lug design which was the first
C B curly lug
Claud Butler DP bars 250
Steel bars and stem secured by Claud Butler headclip.  Also stopwatch in Terry spring-steel clip plus bell.
Claud Butler DP 250
Pre-war steel 5-pin BSA chainset and pedals