Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries - Claud Butler Identicication
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I have owned this bike for 37 years and just finished restoring it for the second time. I think it is a 1953 Claude Butler International Sprint bike. The serial number is 91153 and it has some unusual features especially at the rear of the frame with its drop down lugs. I am open to any other suggestions as to what model it may be.
05-07-12, 07:04 AM
Lovely bike, have you tried this site: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff/
It has a lot of old catalogues from Claud Butler, you may be able to find a picture of your bike. It could be an International Club.
I have a Claud Butler Torino (early 1970's) that I am going to restore; get it resprayed to something like the original colour.
Hope you are successful in finding the model of your bike
05-07-12, 09:33 AM
I am anything but an expert on the Claude Butler line of bicycles, however, a customer of mine recently sent me pictures of a 1954 Claude Butler Jubilee, and your bicycle looks to have a remarkably similar frame set.
I just went to look for the picture, but it would appear that I have deleted the email the picture was attached to. Sorry about that but this 1954 Claude Butler catalog (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff/CBcats/Cat_54/CB1954_Cat.htm) might help shed some light on the issue...
According to the catalog, the Sprint model was of track bike configuration, and the one you have is not a track bike, in my opinion.
When you are doing your searching for Claude Butler, add the word catalog, and you might get more results that will prove helpful.
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