British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

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breakwellmz
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British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

Postby breakwellmz » 16 Oct 2017, 9:54am

I was gifted an identical model to this recently-
It actually rides quite nicely (I`ve been mainly riding an oversized aluminium framed Giant hybrid for some time by comparison)
Seatpost dia is 25.4 (1"), top and seat tubes both 1 1/8".
Is this likely to be plain gauge CrMo 4130 or not even that? It looks very similar to a Raleigh recently on sale here that looks about the same era.-
viewtopic.php?f=40&t=117723&hilit=raleigh+4130
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Re: British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

Postby Brucey » 16 Oct 2017, 10:40am

"not even that" sounds about right.

It may still be nicer to ride than a lot of Alu framed machines, despite being heavier.

"never look a gift horse in the tubing..."....?

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Re: British Eagle Richmond; what steel?

Postby breakwellmz » 16 Oct 2017, 11:47am

`Hi-tensile`i suppose then.
As in another running subject ( viewtopic.php?f=5&t=117623 ) The Giant is noticeably light when bare but has a heavier fork and stem (1 1/4" compared to 1") I also found it necessary to add a (quite `lumpy`)`suspension` seatpost to the Giant to smooth out tow path riding which this British Eagle doesn`t need.The real weight difference starts becomes less.