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Coventry Eagle bike find info wanted

Old 05-26-20, 01:47 PM
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Coventry Eagle bike find info wanted

Hi all
just found an old Coventry eagle 5speed bike well clearing out my grandfathers shed. Itís gold in colour and is 5speed.

Would love to find out some info and history on the bike if anyone can help. It has a lovely badge on the front not like the stickers we get these days. Iíve heard of british eagle but never Coventry eagle are they one and the same? Any info gratefully received. UK based
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Welcome to the forums. Coventry-Eagle was a sister brand to British Eagle and Falcon, in that they were all owned and manufactured by the same company. Coventry-Eagle is the oldest, dating back to 1897, while Falcon is the most widely known. For company history see:

Assuming the derailleur shifting is OEM, your bicycle should date from the late 1960s to early 1970s. It definitely bears a family resemblance to the Falcon models from the early 1970s. The date can be narrowed down using the open format stamped into the back of the derailleur cage and/or the serial number. I have no appreciation for the UK market conditions but the bicycle would have little value in North America, outside of maybe the leather saddle, as it is a low end model and only in fair condition, with lots of paint chipping, rust and some worn out and missing parts. Even if you could do the work yourself, the cost to get this into running condition would likely far exceed it's resale value. However, being your grandfathers bicycle, sentimental attachment may justify the time and expense. Picture assist...
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