Awesome job guys!!!
I ALWAYS though all British Eagle's were toy bikes! Never thought I'd end up owning one
But a quick google based on what you guys said turned up this:
Nice '80s tourer
Logo looks a good match for what remains on mystery frame, so it's a hit:-)
- In addition to that blue ah hem MTB styled bike:-)
- Apparently they did mostly churn out crap, but not always and even had a team at one point:-)
I remember the Alu frame boom, it was like the full suspension/disk brake thing now, but you can still tell and feel the difference and this one is hell of a nicely made so I don't think it's supermarket generica
They were ex Coventry Eagle blokes apparently, who set up in Wakes when the dreaded Falcon cycles took over Coventry Eagle
I'm an instant expert!
So there you go! I'm gonna do a resto on it now that I know
I don't think it has a model name anywhere cos there's only three factory decals on it
The dishwater grey rustless spokes will have to go, of course
And I don't know where the hell I'll get elastomers for that fork
Other than that a quick strip, re-polish re-decal relaquer, re assemble and job's a good 'un
But yeah why shouldn't a British Eagle make it, it's hell of a nice frame the welds are smaller and neater then my Zaskar LE! And it is very light
Full XT and Manitou forks was never gonna be a cheapo and there can't be many out there, surely?
Thanks again all:-)