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 Post subject: Newly Refurbed. . .
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:43 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:02 pm
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Location: Manchester
Just finished a refurb on this.

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531 frame, 501 forks

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500EX group' shifters upgraded to STI

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It's quite RED and yes, that is the original paint.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:32 am 
The Guv'nor
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nice job. What's the frame?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:58 am 
Devout Dirtbag

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That's the weird one. . .

It's a British Eagle. It rides beautifully. Comfy. Neutral.

Just gets on with it in a drama-free way.

I'm sure his new owner will be very happy with him


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:18 am 
Old School Grand Master

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In its day the British Eagle Touristique was a great bike...then the brand got cheapened and devalued to zero...how old is yours?


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:06 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

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Approx 1991. 500ex wasBioPace b4 I changed the rings for 600AX


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:16 pm 
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:D That's a nice bike - check out my next post to see what a British Eagle Touristique looked like ... rides very, very well.

Your bike is probably a sports version of the same frame (no braze-ons for mudguards/carriers/cantilever brakes etc.)


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:25 pm 
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:D This is my 1990 British Eagle Touristique - of course this picture was taken a while ago - about 3 weeks ago. It's largely standard - replaced the 38 tooth bio-pace Exage 500 chainring for a round one & added new casette/chain/bottom bracket bearings (105SC) when worn out - 1995. The standard bar tape wore out as well - it was white! I use Specialised Commuter 700c x 28mm at about 100 psi for fast commuting/touring/wet weather training.

It is a beautifully neutral ride, very stable and comfortable, but can be "chucked" about a bit too! Handles fast downhills better than my Holdsworth "racer" - had one over 50 m.p.h. with full panniers, and not so much as a shimmy at the front wheel.

www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/main.php?g ... ewsIndex=0
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:16 pm 
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I have an '85(?) Coventry Eagle Touristique. It's rusty and a project for the summer. I made some cosmetic changes to it in the early 90s (the white handlebar tape and cable housings were replaced with red ones to match the trim on my Carradice pannier and bar bag).

I also changed my Stronglight (?) chainset for a Deore Biopace and replaced the front & rear derailleurs, hubs and pedals with Deore.

I took it for a short tour last summer, but the guy in my LBS worried me talking about the degree of corrosion that had built up. So I've got an aluminium winter/Audax bike until the Eagle flies again.


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