Marlboro/Falcon version
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Photo Credit: VeloBase User PeachyPM
Name: Marlboro/Falcon version
Brand: Claud Butler
Badge Type: Unknown
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Country: England
Years: 1980's
Added By: PeachyPM on 02/10/20
Updated By: PeachyPM on 02/10/20
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Headbadge Information

Here is an original example of the last Claud Butler “Olympic rings” this was found on a 1987 Cape Wrath MTB built by Falcon. The badge is a version originally created by the previous owner of the brand, Holdsworth. But when the ownership transferred to Marlboro late 1985 in the Midlands, the ‘London’ from the ‘London England’ was dropped. The badge continued after Falcons takeover early 1987 and I believe survived until sometime mid 1988.

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Brand Information(click to expand)
 One of the giants of the British cycling industry, Claud Butler was no one man shop, but rather a large manufacturing business which turned out large numbers of frames.  They produced everything from track and racing frames as well as tandems in both lugged and fillet brazed varieties.  The Claud Butler name and trademarks were purchased by Holdsworth and frames carrying the Butler name were simply rebranded Holdsworth frames.  In the late 1980's a conglomerate which also owned Falcon purchased the naming rights for Holdsworth and Claud Butler and reintroduced the name.
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