The 'country' Clubman reflects on the era when one bike would be used for many purposes - club cyclists would put mudguards and saddlebags on their bikes to go touring, strip all accessories off for the weekly club time trial, and ride to work in between. With generous clearances under its center-pull brakes, this Clubman is equipped with modern derailleur gears for ease of use, whilst retaining the classic direct-acting downtube shifters. Mudguards are fitted as standard, as well as a Brooks leather saddle. The frame is fitted with braze-ons for bottles, a pump and a rear carrier.
Clubman Country Specifications
Frame sizes: 20" (51cm)
Color: Rich Burgundy
Frame: Reynolds 531 with investment-cast cut-away lugs; classic geometry; cast dropouts with mudguard eyes; two bottle cage mounts and pump peg.
Fork: Reynolds taper gauge oval blades; investment-cast crown; classic small radius bend; cast droupouts with mudguard eyes.
Gears: Shimano 105 with down tube indexed levers; SRAM 8 Speed cassette sprockets; ratios: 35"-125".
Crankset: Grand Sport 52/39t, 130mm, square taper; sealed cartridge BB, hollow CrMo axle.
Wheels: 36/36 double wall box rims, polished aluminium; double butted stainless steel spokes; large flange, quick-release alloy hubs (sealed bearings).
Handlebar: Classic dropped handlebars with Brooks leather tape.
Brakes: Dia-Compe center-pull; traditional levers with gum rubber hoods.
Pedals: VP with toe-clips and leather straps.
Saddle: Brooks Swift with leather; copper rivets; titanium chassis.
For a bit more icing on the cake, perhaps the cherry on top, add a classic bag by Carradice. Their Barley Saddlebag fits nicely. Made in England too.