The name Geoffrey Butler needs little introduction; based in Croydon, the shop exists to this day and has long been associated with quality lightweight cycles. This track frame was built Cliff Shrubb during the early 1970s when he was based behind the shop on Brighton Road. Its a lovely example with Campagnolo track ends and very aggressive angles. The fork rake is very steep and in traditional British track bike guise the seat and chain stays are quite chunky. It has lovely fastback seat stays and tiny strengthening bridges between both seat and chain stays. The lugwork is clean and very well finished and the dual fork crown is very pleasing and has been drilled for road use. It has none of the trimming handed to road machines of the period giving it a purposeful look and feel. The head tube lugs also have nicely raised edges for the headset cups to rest upon. The original paintwork and decals have stood up very well and although there are some small marks and paint chips, I think it retains a very nice patina and personally wouldn't think about repainting! The frame is also totally free of dents so I'm not sure it saw a lot of track use in its day. Overall, its one very light British track bike frame from a distinguished marque and it certainly deserves a period build!