I've been offered this bike but really don't know whether to bother. Its missing its decals and badge, although the seller's father used to own it and he thinks he was told its a Claude Butler bought in the early 60's. I've done a bit of searching, but can't find a lugless Butler frame like this. Can anyone identify it?
I think the RD is a Huret Svelto which would date to the 60's
Its in a bit of a sad state, plus its had the original crankset and seat post changed. I will have some period ones to replace them, but is it all a waste of time?
I haven't been to see the bike yet, but the lack of badge and decals makes me wonder of its a respray, just to put the last nail in the coffin!
Its £20 so cheap enough, but leave it or buy it?