British Eagle Domo! 531 mountain bike

L-Painter

Dirt Disciple
Picked this British Eagle mountain bike frame and forks off Facebook market place for £30 and built up with some spare parts.

Looking forward to riding this once I add some brake pads!

Done a small amount of googling but haven’t found much information about these frames so thought I’d share.
 

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was8v

Senior Retro Guru
Ram rod forks! Do they work?

I Remember these from the catalogue bitd. A mate had the bottom end model with 200gs.
 

L-Painter

Dirt Disciple
I’m surprised but they do! Seems to be in good condition and have a lot of spring left in them. Do you know what year they are from?
 

gtturbo

Retro Guru
I got one of these a while back for £20. If I'm honest I only wanted the DX groupset which was fitted and gave the frame away. I think I still have the forks, although mine don't work, but if you want any spares they are yours for the price of postage.
 

Captain Stupido

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I've got a very similar Summit which I built up as a single speed. It rides really well - good bikes IMO despite the zero cred.

 

was8v

Senior Retro Guru
Must be 92 or so

British eagle persevered with traditional lugged frames when everyone else had gone Tig welded, so were left behind a bit when geometry started changing.

They were not cool bitd, they kind of filled a value segment, i.e you could get this with DX and suspension for the price of a rigid LX bike elsewhere.

It is what it is, there is nothing wrong with it at all, but the forks weren't a patch on rockshox of the day and maybe seen as a gimmick.
 

L-Painter

Dirt Disciple
I got one of these a while back for £20. If I'm honest I only wanted the DX groupset which was fitted and gave the frame away. I think I still have the forks, although mine don't work, but if you want any spares they are yours for the price of postage.
Ah that’s a shame, guess it’s a gamble buying forks that are that old!
 

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