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Summer day-riding bike, heading off to the Hafren Forest, mid-Wales.
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Hi Brian. I’m guessing that’s a Sherpa? My own (British Eagle) tourer is under wraps in the garage, but will emerge for trips and photos next summer. I mention it because it + wheels were built by Robin Thorn when my wife and I lived in Bridgwater (early 90s). SJS has remained one of my favourite bike shops ever since.
 

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Hi Paul,
actually it's a "Brevet".
I bought it in the summer of 1998 after speaking to Robin on the phone, enquiring about a different bike.
They'd just had that model designed for smallish riders (I'm 5' 6") with 26" wheels.
It's been a dream to ride (except for tight cornering) and I've even crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps on it.
Nowadays I use it for days rides in spring / summer / autumn, when we're away in our motorhome.
I've also got a Thorn Raven with Rohloff for real mucky winter stuff, as has my wife.

My wife had one of the original British Eagle models built in Coventry before they moved to Newtown.
I didn't know Robin was involved with the marque later on.

We've just got back from a few days riding from Bristol.
Photos to follow, when sorted.

Happy cycling Paul.
 
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Hi Paul,
actually it's a "Brevet".
I bought it in the summer of 1998 after speaking to Robin on the phone, enquiring about a different bike.
They'd just had that model designed for smallish riders (I'm 5' 6") with 26" wheels.
It's been a dream to ride (except for tight cornering) and I've even crossed the Pyrenees and the Alps on it.
Nowadays I use it for days rides in spring / summer / autumn, when we're away in our motorhome.
I've also got a Thorn Raven with Rohloff for real mucky winter stuff, as has my wife.

My wife had one of the original British Eagle models built in Coventry before they moved to Newtown.
I didn't know Robin was involved with the marque later on.

We've just got back from a few days riding from Bristol.
Photos to follow, when sorted.

Happy cycling Paul.
Ah. I’m not familiar with that model. But it sounds like a dream. I don’t think Robin was really involved with British Eagle, but he stocked a few and my bike could have been “off the peg”. But by the time he’d swapped out the handlebars to suit my wide shoulders, upgraded the stem (at no extra cost) to a Cinelli that matched the new bars and hand-built the wheels on a lovely pair of Gipiemme hubs he’d found at the back of his store (rather than the cheaper Shimano ones I’d originally settled on) it didn’t feel off the peg anymore!
My wife too, has an old ‘Coventry’ Eagle, that will also be out and about next summer, though she generally prefers traffic-free (off-road) these days.
Bristol is a lovely area for cycling, so I look forward to seeing your pics.
 

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