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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:07 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I’ve just completed building this old beauty up from a f&f purchased on a whim. The attached photo is from the shakedown run rather than necessarily the finished item. I’ve lots of tweaks to make.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I wanted to add that if anybody could help with dating it or knows of decal availability I’d be interested. I have not seen another with this marking but then again I have not seen many of them at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:20 am 
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That's a sturdy, good looking machine. As for decals: check out https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/ . He's listing a complete set for 1980s British Eagle bikes. It may or may not be correct for yours.

Even if not, he (Steve) is a whizz at copying and producing duplicates of what you have. He has done several for me and they've always been terrific. He's a top man, top work!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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The bike looks excellent- love the colour and dimensions of the frame.

There's an interesting review (and info) here - the writer says they are appreciated by those who know their touring bikes. http://www.thevelocollective.com/britis ... ic-or-not/


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:36 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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chickendrumsticks wrote:
That's a sturdy, good looking machine. As for decals: check out https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/ . He's listing a complete set for 1980s British Eagle bikes. It may or may not be correct for yours.

Even if not, he (Steve) is a whizz at copying and producing duplicates of what you have. He has done several for me and they've always been terrific. He's a top man, top work!


Thank you, that website doesn’t show my exact decals. I may contact them if I decide to go further with the restoration. Thank you again that’s a huge help.


garanti_construit wrote:
The bike looks excellent- love the colour and dimensions of the frame.

There's an interesting review (and info) here - the writer says they are appreciated by those who know their touring bikes. http://www.thevelocollective.com/britis ... ic-or-not/


That’s superb, it confirms the existence of decals like mine but goes further with kind comments. Mine is updated with an Ultegra & 105 mix 3x10 groupset, though still with Deore LX Cantis.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:14 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Adding some recent photos. About 3000km done on this now and no issues to report.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:18 am 
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Another


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:20 am 
Dirt Disciple

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And another


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:52 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Adding a more recent photo, now with matching rims and a bunch of other tweaks made.

Plenty more to but it has been superb.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2021 7:19 pm 
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Is the seatpin bent, or is that it's design to achieve lay back? The straight seatpin looks much better


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