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    British Eagle, Shimano Exage what is this?

    ANyone know anything about these bikes?
    I just got one used. It's a triathalon bike from England. That's all I know.
    In any case. It rides great and has Shimano Exage comps.
    Anyone know anything about this bike or comp.?
    Just curious.
    Amit

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    There are mostly exage components on my late 80s trek 330. I believe this bike was the lowest and cheapest of the trek line.

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    Exage was a moderately low end Shimano group

    Quote Originally Posted by ahimsa333
    ANyone know anything about these bikes?
    I just got one used. It's a triathalon bike from England. That's all I know.
    In any case. It rides great and has Shimano Exage comps.
    Anyone know anything about this bike or comp.?
    Just curious.
    Amit
    It was mainly an early mountain bike group if my memory serves me right (a risky assumption these days). I know nothing (visualize Sgt. Schultz) about the bike.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire

    There are your fog people & your sun people, he said. I said I wasn't sure which kind I was. He nodded. Fog'll do that to you, he said.

    "We are all ignorant about most things."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Infini
    There are mostly exage components on my late 80s trek 330. I believe this bike was the lowest and cheapest of the trek line.

    One more thing... It has biopace. From what i understand that pin's it down to late 80's early 90's.. That matches the white color scheme that fades to yellow at the joints. Also it explains the pink straps on the pedals, gray/white splatter paint triathalon bars, and other extremely FRUITY touches.
    Maybe this was all marketed as a theft deterrant back then!
    -A

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    Exage was used mainly on sport touring and hybrid bikes...

    ...there were degrees of refinement over the years; I had the 500CX group on a Univega hybrid ca. '90, and it worked very well. In fact, it still does. If I were going to compare that to anything current, I'd place it somewhere between Sora and Tiagra.

    ...but it didn't have BioPace rings! I feel cheated, somehow.

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    You should feel cheated

    Quote Originally Posted by The Walrus
    ...there were degrees of refinement over the years; I had the 500CX group on a Univega hybrid ca. '90, and it worked very well. In fact, it still does. If I were going to compare that to anything current, I'd place it somewhere between Sora and Tiagra.

    ...but it didn't have BioPace rings! I feel cheated, somehow.
    I've got Exage on an old Miyato Valley Runner that I use for a commuter and it HAS Biopace!
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire

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    I also had biopace on my bike!

    And it was killing my knees!

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    You must have had faulty knees, then...

    ...because everyone knows Shimano never makes mistakes!

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    Biopace

    Quote Originally Posted by The Walrus
    ...because everyone knows Shimano never makes mistakes!
    here is an article on biopace
    http://www.sheldonbrown.com/biopace.html


    My exage setup has no numbers on it!
    It's very strange
    Amit

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