• Lovely old Claud Butler road/touring bike for sale, believe it's approx 1981 vintage and looks to be pretty much original/period. Size is 22 1/2 inches from memory - wlll post up more details/dimensions seat tube C to T 60cm, top tube 59cm. Some patina (a few chips which could be touched up if you wanted) but overall very good original condition for age.

    • Holdsworth built Reynolds 531 frame/fork - nice lugs
    • Brooks B-17 saddle
    • Huret gear levers and front mech, Suntour/Raleigh V GT Luxe rear derailleur
    • SR Sakae Silstar cranks
    • Wienmann Vainqueur centre pull brakes & levers
    • New bar tape
    • ESGE guards (rear guard now shortened slightly due to damage)

    Everything works etc but things to mention - tyres a bit perished/cracked (original Michelin white walls?), minor wobble both wheels, rear rim chrome finish has some pitting, rear guard has damage (see gaffa tape) - an option would be a neat cut making the guard shorter.

    A similar one of eBay:


    Any questions drop me a line.

    Looking for £150 pick up South Croydon, Surrey/S London.

    Cheers, Andrew

  • Added some more details to the ad above. Gave her a bit of a spit and polish then took her out for a spin tonight and really is a lovely comfy bike, great for L'Eroica Britannia! Any questions just drop me a line, cheers.

  • Hi,

    Just wondered if the bike is still available?



  • Hi Ben yes still available. Cheers, Andrew

  • Hi Andrew.

    please send your contact details (phone number) to benw@mbds.com tso I can call you this afternoon regarding viewing.

    Many thanks.


  • Hi Andrew - If the bike is still available, I'd like to come check it out. Please email me your phone number so we can work something out.



  • Hi TJ,

    dropped you an email.

    Cheers, Andrew

  • Hi, if the above don't buy would postage be an option? Used to have a majestic that I was in love with until it (and I) got wiped out by a Zafira at a roundabout. And this is a fiiiiine example

  • Hi Sam,

    Sorry to hear about your prang :( still available at the moment, have someone coming over tomorrow evening, so I'll let you know if they don't take it. Was hoping for a face to face deal, but may be able to get my hands on a bike box - where would you need it sending?

    Cheers, Andrew

  • Thanks all, sold to TJ enjoy it :)

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For Sale: 1981 Claud Butler (Holdsworth) Majestic Reynolds 531 22 1/2 inch Brooks B17

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