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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:42 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Been building up this 80's British Eagle 531ATB frame I picked up for cheap.

Not the most prestigious of framesets, but hand-built in UK, lugged 531ATB will do for me.

Started out as a beater shopper/dadwagon build but I got a bit carried away during lockdown... Got a Kona P2 fork fork still to fit after I have the steerer extended.

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That is excellent work! Looks great and you've got some quality parts on there. 8)

Great first post, too.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Blimey, wasn't expecting that! The pictures took a little while to upload on my desktop, so it was a bit of a surprise.

Cracking build and shows what can be done with a quality old frame, modern parts and some inspiration. Happy dadding around with it :D

EDIT - the fork looks great as is, by the way - wouldn't bother with the P2 myself..


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:47 pm 
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mynchiboy wrote:
Blimey, wasn't expecting that! The pictures took a little while to upload on my desktop, so it was a bit of a surprise.

Cracking build and shows what can be done with a quality old frame, modern parts and some inspiration. Happy dadding around with it :D

EDIT - the fork looks great as is, by the way - wouldn't bother with the P2 myself..


Everything Mynchiboy said + I do have to agree you 'DID' get carried away ( How much :facepalm: ) :shock: :lol:


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Umpf ...... thats looks really cool


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:37 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks for the comments!

It did spiral a bit in terms of aspiration and cost, but the only bits bought new were the bars, seatpost, brakes, tyres and chain, the frame I got for naff-all, and it was quite a therapeutic lockdown project... Cheaper than a shrink.

mynchiboy wrote:
the fork looks great as is, by the way - wouldn't bother with the P2 myself..


The current forks aren’t original to the frame and are 420mm axle-to-crown. I got hold of a mint Kona P2 fork in 1” and the correct 400mm A-to-C and am having the steerer extended to be run threadless.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:32 am 
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Love it. What’s the drive train set up - 11 speed? Rear cassette sprockets look huge!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:51 pm 
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xxnick1975 wrote:
Love it. What’s the drive train set up - 11 speed? Rear cassette sprockets look huge!


10-speed 11-42 Sunrace cassette, 10-speed Shimano XT shifter, 11-speed clutched XT mech as it deals with the 42T cog better than the older 10-speed and the cable pull is the same.

Single narrow-wide chainring up front.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:06 pm 
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Just got the Kona P2 fork back from framebuilder with TIG-welded steerer extension...


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:17 pm 
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Looks great, love the bars. I think the p2 will look nice on there, but I also love p2 forks so I may be biased. Never tried having a steerer extended, any negatives to doing that? Especially if you're 300 pounds like I am?


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