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Old 11-16-04, 02:51 PM   #1
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Claud Butler - Holdsworth

I have come across a Claud Butler ( Holdsworth era) fully built up.

The bike is 531 throughout and is in pretty darn good shape.


The drive train is all Campy Super Record, including SR high-flange hubs, One of the chain rings is a Sugino however.

The onlyu off-note is the brake levers. They are old 105 aero's. I guess the owner wanted to run his brake cables under the tape.

This is a real nice looking bike - anyone have any thoughts on value??
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... The only off-note is the brake levers. They are old 105 aero's. I guess the owner wanted to run his brake cables under the tape. ...
I did the same conversion on my Bianchi because, for me, Campag. or Modolo brake handles require an uncomfortably long reach. I can grab Weinmanns and most Shimanos much more rapidly and securely. Another advantage of aero handles is that they typically offer about a 10% boost in braking leverage (4.5:1 instead of 4:1).
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You'll probabally get around 175-200.
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I'd have thought it was worth around $600 USD.

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Thanx, About what I thought. Thing is it has those beautiful Super Record hi Flange hubs.


I want those.

Figure I can sell the rest for enough that the hubs should be free!!
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You should keep it ! Never too many bikes.
Butler made really good bikes. His frames were put together very well.

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Thanx, About what I thought. Thing is it has those beautiful Super Record hi Flange hubs.


I want those.

Figure I can sell the rest for enough that the hubs should be free!!
What size is the frame? I may be interested in it... Pictures?
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