The Classic British Touring Bike

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  • Alright, so my interest has been wholly diverted to classic euro style touring bikes now for a couple of months. That shit is the jumpoff. Seriously, go back and take a look at some old school Rene Herse jams or old school british inn-tourers/audax, gentlemanly city bikes. So effin hot.

    Whaddayall know about british tourers. What marks, what rides, what gear? Throw it up son.

    I'm looking for old school classic style, steel, cantis, some racks, some metal fenders, you know the steez.

  • The Pistadex has taken a nose dive


  • heres my Claud butler...its pre 1980's. i love it, claud has done me well.

  • The Pistadex has taken a nose dive

    Son, you gotta lot to learn about an addict.

  • jack put the crack pipe down... see you in 09.

  • Never motherfucker! Pipe for life.

    Anyways, back on topic. For some super hot randoporn check out velo-orange.blogspot.com. Also, amazing shop in terms of customer service. I've had shit get to me in less than 24 hrs.

  • brooklyn jack you speak my mind.

    here in austria you get nothing starting from frames (ebay.uk seems to be overflowing with great old bikes to build up but noone's willing to ship it here :( )
    all the great gear i discovered (classic racks and fenders from japan, rando-bags from france and the us, ... ) are impossible or way too expensive to get.

  • The Ernie Clements-designed Falcon San Remo makes a lovely touring frame.
    Or the Holdsworth Mistral - now there's a classic.

    I think it's the wrapover seat stays that I like about them. Even if they were a dumb idea.

  • Flo, seriously check out velo-orange.com. The dude is unreal in that shop with repro racks and fucking weird, rad misc shit (japanese sound bells muffukkah!)

    I'm totally bumming on the no us shipping of most shit on uk ebay too. Goddamn lazy as limey and their not wanting to pack crap. grrr. What kind of set up are you looking at making? I might know some good US hookups.

  • The Ernie Clements-designed Falcon San Remo makes a lovely touring frame.
    Or the Holdsworth Mistral - now there's a classic.

    I think it's the wrapover seat stays that I like about them. Even if they were a dumb idea.

    Pics son! Those are some strong words about a classic british tradition there man. Why were the wraparounds a bad idea?

  • I think it's the wrapover seat stays that I like about them. Even if they were a dumb idea.

    why do you say that?

  • I had a Claud Butler just like that in Silver Sand with the black lettering. 24 1/2" frame 1979 purchased from Allin Cycles in Croydon (no longer there). I recently passed it on to a friend to make space in my shed for my first fixie from Pearsons.

  • I had a Claud Butler just like that in Silver Sand with the black lettering. 24 1/2" frame 1979 purchased from Allin Cycles in Croydon (no longer there). I recently passed it on to a friend to make space in my shed for my first fixie from Pearsons.

    Majestic? i bought mine for £25...its got me from Dieppe to Paris last year and this year i rode it about 800km around the south of France.

    he's a good lad!

  • SimonC's bicycle is a stunning modern classic. Robin Mather.
    http://www.londonfgss.com/post230477-82.­html
    Loving the bag + fuck you Jack.

    EDIT - And I have a Dawes Super Galaxy that I don't need, can't be arsed to renovate, don't ride, but don't really want to sell. This Winters' project.
    Why is it only Japanese make pretty mudguards and racks now? (except tubus?)
    ...and some French company making mudguards I think.. and the salmon profil ones that Skully has.

  • SimonC's bicycle is a stunning modern classic. Robin Mather.
    http://www.londonfgss.com/post230477-82.­html
    Loving the bag + fuck you Jack.

    EDIT - And I have a Dawes Super Galaxy that I don't need, can't be arsed to renovate, don't ride, but don't really want to sell. This Winters' project.
    Why is it only Japanese make pretty mudguards and racks now? (except tubus?)
    ...and some French company making mudguards I think.. and the salmon profil ones that Skully has.

    Thats a fucking nice bike.
    Also if you change you minde about the dawes and decide you wont to sell it i wouldnt mid taking it off your hands

  • SimonC's bicycle is a stunning modern classic. Robin Mather.
    http://www.londonfgss.com/post230477-82.­html
    Loving the bag + fuck you Jack.

    EDIT - And I have a Dawes Super Galaxy that I don't need, can't be arsed to renovate, don't ride, but don't really want to sell. This Winters' project.
    Why is it only Japanese make pretty mudguards and racks now? (except tubus?)
    ...and some French company making mudguards I think.. and the salmon profil ones that Skully has.

    any idea on the name of the French company? I know there's a thread on here somewhere but can't seem to find it.

  • Giles Berthoud.

    Jack is just copying me and my old man bike. Except mine has a carbon fork and a disc brake so I can actually stop, rather than just gently slowing down.

  • BJC, ha ha my dream thread has started.

    One day I'll buy a tourer... It's really the only bike I'd ever need later. Hassanr hast posted a nice build on 'Current Projects' thread recently, something like that would be lovely.
    There's a regular on Critical Mass who rides a black Tom Board, whom used to build frames somewhere around The Angel - it's immaculate, so simple and perfect. Next time I see him I'll ask him for a picture with it.

    Here's my fraudax:
    '76 Mercian 'Olympic', all NR stuff except the early 3-piece Phils. Regina 6sp (14-25), 3ttt barstem, drc rims, NOS panaracers.

    If I were getting one built, Dave Yates or Paul Villiers please!

  • Giles Berthoud.

    Jack is just copying me and my old man bike. Except mine has a carbon fork and a disc brake so I can actually stop, rather than just gently slowing down.

    Gently slowing down is much more becomeing of a gentleman though.

    Jack check out http://www.rivbike.com/ I'm with you on this some rally nice old school fast tourers / audax bikes out there. Through on some tweed and your off.

  • +1 Skully

    I'm loving the Fraudax

  • For the porn: http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/ind­ex.html

    Only a few tourers but all sweet!

    http://www.theoldbicycle.co.uk/ for some old bits. I've had stuff from them, great service. International too.

  • Picked up this during summer and never got round to tidying it up. Frame seems in top condition & parts although barely used have a little storage corrosion.

    Its clear its going to be too big for me anyhow, was thinking of stealing the dynohub for my other bike and selling this as a frameset?

    It has some really nice details & parts like the fancy milremo stem. Will look awesome buffed up.

    I showed the bike to a Coventry based bike collector, who seemed certain the frame was 60's as he was familiar with the badges/lugs - Tom Bromwich was using at particular times.


    Anyhow, this rare complete barely used classic tourer could really be a great bike for someone.

    I have even bought some new alloy 27" rims to replace the steel ones (which just need a clean if you dont mind the weight.)
    The rear wheel even has a flip-flop fixed-free hub!

    Anyone interested at all? This bike will be way too big for me and itll be next summer till I get round to working on it.

  • ...was thinking of stealing the dynohub for my other bike and selling this as a frameset?

    please no. keep it complete!

  • Have to express an interest but these are nice...


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  • SimonC's bicycle is a stunning modern classic. Robin Mather.
    http://www.londonfgss.com/post230477-82.­html
    Loving the bag + fuck you Jack.

    EDIT - And I have a Dawes Super Galaxy that I don't need, can't be arsed to renovate, don't ride, but don't really want to sell. This Winters' project.
    Why is it only Japanese make pretty mudguards and racks now? (except tubus?)
    ...and some French company making mudguards I think.. and the salmon profil ones that Skully has.

    That is fucking mindblowingly gorgeous. My next custom will be a toned down version of that for sure. And it's because the japanese have small old men with nimble fingers.

    Also, yes, fuck me. I rule.

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