56cm Geoffrey Butler Vintage British Road Bike Frame

✓ Original vintage frame - built in the 1980s
✓ Lightweight for the era - just 2.9 kg
✓ Suitable for historic cycling events such as L'Eroica
✓ Thoroughly checked over & photographed in detail
✓ Worldwide shipping

Geoffrey Butler Cycles were a South London mainstay during the 1960s and 70s, building high quality frames for club riders and professionals alike. Geoffrey was the brother of the more well known Claud Butler, and sadly passed away just a year after his eponymous brand began in 1956. Several legendary London framebuilders were thought to have built for the shop including both Charlie and Chas Roberts, and also the legendary Cliff Shrub. The shop was one of the last of the London Lightweights to keep going, alas they finally closed their doors in 2021 :(

This repainted Geoffrey Butler is likely to have been built in the 1980s, and is neatly put together with a Reynolds 531 ST (Super Tourist) tube set. Likely built as an 'all-rounder' or light-touring / audax bike, this frame set takes 27" wheels and has ample clearance for mudguards and comfortable, wide tyres. The Super Tourist tube set is lightweight yet strong, it's a good weight for the size and is clearly built with great care.

If you're taking part in L'Eroica or a similar vintage event, this frame is of the correct age, so you won't be disqualified for being a rule breaker!

The frame's been carefully checked by one of our mechanics to confirm the alignment's correct and there's no damage to the threads. If there are any minor issues worth noting we will do so in the overview section below. Please take a good look at the detailed photos so you can see the cosmetic condition of the frame before you buy.


Era - 1980s
Country - British
Frame Material - Steel
Tubing - Reynolds 531 Super Touring
Weight - 2.87 kg
Stock Code - U-F-R45V


Size Guide* - Medium/Large (Approx 33" Inside Leg)
Seat Tube (ctc) - 56 cm
Top Tube (ctc) - 57 cm
Head Tube - 143 mm
Chainstay Length - 44.5 cm
Wheelbase - 104 cm

*This is just a guide, not a guarantee the frame will fit as every rider is different. If you're unsure of your size we'd always recommend trying out a bike with similar frame dimensions first.


Rear Spacing - 120 mm
Front Spacing - 96 mm
Seatpost Diameter - 27.2 mm
Wheel Size - 27"
Brake Fixing - External Hex Nut
Brake Drop - 64 mm
Bottom Bracket Thread - English/British/ISO Thread
Headset Thread - Standard ISO (24 TPI - British/Italian)
Headset Stack Height - 35 mm
Fork Crown Race - 26.4 mm (ISO)
Shifter Fittings - Downtube Braze-On
Headtube Internal Diameter - 30.2 mm
Steerer Internal Diameter - 22.2 mm (Standard)


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