Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking

Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:09 pm

This is one I have just finished but didn't dare bring to a 'Concours' meet...
I bought this frame off Karen several years ago. It is solid but the chrome needed attention, either re-chorme or paint over (which needs a decent painter!) and the brain went into vacillate mode.. So it hung on the wall until I got a blue anodized Burlite brake off eBay (a forum member if IRRC) and I snapped! I really wanted to ride this biKe! Inspired by a 1950's Freddie Grubb that an old clubmate had back in London with all 1950's blue anodized parts (Airlites etc) I decided to do a BLUE bike and go for 'patina' on the frame!
The chrome was neutralized and polished and as many period parts used as possible, but preferably blue. Modern parts that looked period were used if the 'real stuff' wasn't available. Decals were planned and positioned to hide the worst defects in the chrome. While I'm pretty sure no Jubilee ever left the Clapham works looking exactly like this I reckon there were a few that were damn close :wink: The Burlite levers hoops would only fit the diameter of steel bars so that fixed the bar choice,,,,
Fit out ended up as:
Stem: GB
Bars: geneic steel randonneur
Brakes: Burlite
Chainset: Magistroni steel with Campag alloy 3-arm rings 50/40
Pedals: Wellgo track with Welgo bluee clips
Wheels: Unknown blue 32 hole hubs with velocity rims
Gears : Cyclo push/Pull top action at front, Zeus Alfa Huret copy acrosss a 14-22 Atom at the back, Simplex levers

What do you think, OK or a bit 'flash' :) It rides really well!
Image
Image
Image

Cheers
Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

by BNA » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:52 pm

BNA
 

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby LG » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:52 pm

Well I like what you've done with it. Are you planning to gradually replace the non-period parts as appropriate ones become available?
LG
 
Posts: 1207
Joined: Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:46 am
Location: Southeast Tasmania

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:35 am

LG wrote:Well I like what you've done with it. Are you planning to gradually replace the non-period parts as appropriate ones become available?


Yes, that's the idea. Might be a long wait tho, I might be lucky enough to score a pair of blue Airlite hubs sometime but I feel the chances of me finding the ultra rare blue anodized Holdsworty or Lyotard pedals is highly unlikely, let alone another blue Burlite brake. Likelihood of picking up a blue dyed Brooks as seen (according to 'Cycling' magazine) at the 1952 Earls Court bicycle show is basically zero.. :wink:
Most other bits are period or very close to.
Cheers
Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby silverlight » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:27 pm

Hi Richard
That looks great, I have a soft spot for that blue anodizing.
There is on ebay at the moment a pair of brake anodized blue levers GB brand which may be of interest. (item# 121085883271)
Never say never on those seeking parts, they will turn up.

SL
silverlight
 
Posts: 598
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:29 am

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Sat Feb 15, 2014 5:40 pm

A bit of a catch up... Much to my surprise I am now the proud owner of a BLUE Brooks B17! Courtesy of Pushys Bicycle Supplies up in Queensland.
Never thought I'd get one of these at a sensible price (did you see the scandalous price they were asking for the Olympic specials :shock: !)
For those interested Pushys also had red, lime green, white and yellow versions

Image

So, another period part added, the search continues!

Cheers
Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:02 pm

It will look nice with the blue Brooks Richard.
Image
User avatar
singlespeedscott
 
Posts: 3590
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:21 am

User avatar
Clydesdale Scot
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:55 am
Location: Adelaide, SA

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:29 am

Ooooh yes! :o Well spotted!
However, I have a sad suspicion that a pair of Coloral bottles in such good nick are going to end up way above my budget... :(

Cheers
Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:32 am

early birthday present
User avatar
Clydesdale Scot
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:55 am
Location: Adelaide, SA

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:48 pm

Coloral-Pair-vintage-cycling-Bottles-and-Cage-Blue
Item Ended
Item condition:Used
Ended: 12 Mar, 2014 10:11:26 AEDST
Winning bid:AU $224.72
[ 12 bids ]
Postage: AU $20.00 Standard Postage

Richard,
did you get them??
User avatar
Clydesdale Scot
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:55 am
Location: Adelaide, SA

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:32 pm

Clydesdale Scot wrote:Coloral-Pair-vintage-cycling-Bottles-and-Cage-Blue
Item Ended
Item condition:Used
Ended: 12 Mar, 2014 10:11:26 AEDST
Winning bid:AU $224.72
[ 12 bids ]
Postage: AU $20.00 Standard Postage

Richard,
did you get them??


Er no... I bottled (no pun intended) circa $200.00 which was way more than I really wanted to pay but I was subbed by SWMBO - someone out there really wanted them!

Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby geoff_tewierik » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:10 am

Need to grab the hubs from this...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-Vintage ... 6e7&_uhb=1
geoff_tewierik
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby ldrcycles » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:15 pm

I really like the front derailleur arrangement, but i'm curious as to why? Is it a period thing or did you only have 2 single boss clamp ons and no double boss clamp?
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.
User avatar
ldrcycles
 
Posts: 7076
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:20 pm

ldrcycles wrote:I really like the front derailleur arrangement, but i'm curious as to why? Is it a period thing or did you only have 2 single boss clamp ons and no double boss clamp?


That's correct, it's a retro thing.
If you look closely you can see that the activator chain exits the right side of the Cyclo front changer (ie directly above the cage) so you cannot pull from below, you must pull from above and on the right of the tube so you cant use a down tube lever to activate it (without a big fiddle)
I prefer the front changer lever on the seat tube with an open direct pull cable but some people used to use a bar-end lever or a lever on the top tube using a cable with an outer along the top tube and down to the cable stop above the derailleur.

Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:31 am

Richard
at least you can have blue Shockstops
your choice of either of the two blues
Image
see you at the Classic Bike Show next weekend
User avatar
Clydesdale Scot
 
Posts: 1122
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:55 am
Location: Adelaide, SA

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:13 pm

OK they are not blue but here is a photo of the Claud with Coloral bottles fitted. I was given these years ago by a friend who had actually used them racing and they have the dings and scratches to prove it! They came with no attachment fittings so I had to make some up. The bottles, even after much work are not really fit to drink from so I will have to have a 'real' bottle in the back pocket when I ride this Claud from now on.
Image

Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby silverlight » Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:50 pm

Great looking bike :)
silverlight
 
Posts: 598
Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 7:29 am

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby singlespeedscott » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:46 pm

What makes them unfit for drinking?
Image
User avatar
singlespeedscott
 
Posts: 3590
Joined: Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:35 pm
Location: Elimbah, Queensland

Re: Claud Jubilee - 1954 (sort of)

Postby WyvernRH » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:25 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:What makes them unfit for drinking?

Well, whatever Greg had in there last was never washed out. Whatever it was (no names, no pack drill) 40 years later has encrusted itself firmly to the internal aluminum and defies removal. I have tried most things short of strong acids to shift it but no.... So, probably harmless but I'm not going to risk it. The fact that whatever spilled managed to remove the lacquer on the outside alloy is sufficient for me... :wink:

Richard
WyvernRH
 
Posts: 1764
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:41 pm
Location: Newcastle NSW


Return to Retro biking

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Ebay Ebay AU
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers