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.
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