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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:18 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Dug my old British Eagle out from under the stairs after 10+ years using it to commute to work. So thought I’d share the images with everyone on here. It’s a little dusty but still look decent and the glue still holding the carbon to the alloy joints. I’ve done a lot of miles on this bike in my younger years and only had it changed outside for 5 mins while I was to the bank. Climbed the Campsies near Glasgow with her so she’s been round the block a bit.


http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 695&type=1

So far replaced the Time cleats for some Shimano cleats+shoes, and some new wider tyres as the ones on them are cracked.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:31 pm 
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great looking bike , go and use it


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Looks very nice and interesting as even the top layer of carbon looks similar to a bike i just bought here: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=201378

Mine was 'made in Belgium' but uses the same lugs as the Alan Record Carbonio but with different weave tubes on at least the surface. A.R.C seems to use bi-directional weave on its outer layer where the Donnay and yours from the pics i can see use uni.

Very nice bike hope you enjoy riding it as much as i have with mine recently.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Location: Gloucester
Think we'll have to start our own 'club'...

Now, get polishing those lugs...and now you mention lugs, the biggest difference between Alan and these frames are the rear dropouts.

I think these actually look much nicer than the Alans.


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 Post subject: British Eagle Carbon
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:52 pm 
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Barry Hoban would know where these frames were built as he ran British Eagle in the 80's ..


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:08 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Been out 2 return trips from work 7 miles each way. My shoulders was killing me on day one but legs was fine. Tho I did get over taken by a work colleague in his cross over lol. 10mph avg speed then bought new cleats and new shoes and got 11.5mph on way home. :P long way to get back to my peak fitness about 22 years ago.

Interesting that there was other makes with same/similar components. My frame was made to measure think it was ether a 18.5 or a 19.5 inside leg measurement (sorry it was 24 years ago when i got it) :wink: So is Barry Hoban on this site? be interesting to find out how many of them where made by British Eagle back then?

Fingers cross the Diamond Jubilee day will be sunny, as I'm thinking of giving the dirty girl a good scrubbing tomorrow.


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 Post subject: Re: British Eagle Carbon
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:38 pm 
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orbeas wrote:
Barry Hoban would know where these frames were built as he ran British Eagle in the 80's ..


They were made at the (British) Eagle Cycle Works', Mochdre, Newtown, Powys - not far from where I live.

Barry still lives just outside Newtown.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:44 pm 
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McCheung wrote:

So is Barry Hoban on this site? .



I don't think Barry's a member of this site; but you can find out more about him here :

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/499619/barry-hoban-british-legends.html


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Wow thanks for the article link lastpubrunner, its amazing to read about his cycling career. Which makes me proud to own one of his bike frames!

I did manage to give the bike a good clean with boiling soapy water and 2 hours of hard scrubbing. The amount of muck i washed off was amazing don't think I've cleaned the bike in the 24 years I've owned it.

They say it's going to rain tomorrow but I think I'll see how she handles in the wet :) i'll be taking it easy been off in the wet once @25mph... wasn't good.

Way2many/DA-EVO do you guys know how many members have this style of frames?

Oh also weighed the bike with some luggage scales and shes around 18.6 lb (8.4kg)

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:38 pm 
rider | rBoTM Winner
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lastpubrunner wrote:
McCheung wrote:

So is Barry Hoban on this site? .



I don't think Barry's a member of this site; but you can find out more about him here :

http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/news/latest/499619/barry-hoban-british-legends.html


Don't forget my Barry Hoban connection!

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... highlight=


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