Chris Paulson 531c and others...

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  • Had this a year now and am finally happy with it. Started off as a shady ebay find with the rusty dregs of a once fine build still clinging to it...its paint is a little dated but its a solid and very light frame. Havn't seen many of these around so it was a delight to give it another lease of life. Over the last 12 months its had a full strip down and a sprinkling of various parts fitted to it. Im travelling around europe at the moment, so its my transport when I'm not driving. Tarmac, gravel, tracks...its kind of a commuter/cyclocross/hybrid thing, either way it works and is really fun to ride.

    531 competition tubing, all Dura-ace 7400 apart from 105 brakes/koolstop dura's, wipperman conex chain and smaller TA chainrings with a HG50 cassette. 36H Mavic CD rims, Panaracer Pasela 28's and SKS Road mudgaurds. Nitto Jitensha bars, Fl750 levers, ODI ruffians, Chris King headset and a Salsa Quill stem from the US. Thomson seatpost, Team Pro saddle and a campag seatpin.

    I think thats everything. When I was in London it had Time Atac XC's...but at the moment its wielding a set of MKS MT-FT's as they are more convenient for travelling. Plus they are super lightweight and solid to ride with...Im pleasantly surprised by their build quality too.

  • Will post some further photos at some point and maybe a few of my previous builds. Have been lurking around on here since 2010 so would be good to share some images!

  • proper frankenbike! love how the parts mismatch, but still make a sensible bike.

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Chris Paulson 531c and others...

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