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Dating claud butler bikes The easiest way to date a Holdsworth, Claud or Grubb is to start with the frame number. This can give a very good indication of when the frameset was made and sometimes much more. Knowing the year made narrows the field enormously when trying to ID the model. Pre Claud Butlers can easily be dated to the exact month from the frame number alone. Most pre-war Holdsworth's have the frame number on the seatlug. Post WW2 it is generally under the BB , but some 's models are stamped on the rear dropout , drive or non-drive side. Unfortunately the number is usually coated with enamel.
In , the company name was changed to Coventry-Eagle when John Meek left the company. From , like many bicycle manufacturers they began experimenting by adding small petrol-engines to their heavier bicycle frames. By they produced their first motorcycle, manufactured along bicycle lines from carefully manufactured components.
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