From Archive: 1950 Claud Butler preparing to leave the Clapham factory

A young mechanic puts the finishing touches on a Claud Butler bicycle at the company’s works in Clapham Manor Street.

The 1950s is in full swing, as you can tell by his voluminous quiff, but this was a period when Claud Butler was still a brand for the serious cyclist: shots of Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali instead of Elvis Presley and Gene Vincent grace the factory. walls

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