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    Anyone heard of "Dawes"?

    I know it's a British company, but I can't find any info about this bike I just picked up...
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    Dawes built in England (one of the good ones) Does it have a model name on the top tube?

    I have a mid 70's Galaxy which was one of their touring models. Decent bikes and worth keeping when you find them IMHO.

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    Nice!

    You have a Dawes Echelon. 1978ish if I'm not mistaken. Reynolds 531 main triangle. It's a nice enough looking frame, but the craftsmanship doesn't jump out (IMHO) on this model.

    How does it ride? Mine is still in project form It came with the fork, original crank/bb, and a nice set of GB "Dawes" bars.

    Pictures are kind of small...it should look like this:













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    awesome! that is the exact same bike...

    Yeah it's not the nicest thing on the road, but at least it's on the road. My last bike was stolen, so this is my only ride at the moment. Can't complain! I've never fixed up an old bike before either, so this is my new project. thanks kevinsubaru...

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    anything i should address first in old bike maintenance/fixing it up?

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    go here and take a look at lots of 'Dawes' and also so links for Dawes info.

    http://www.flickr.com/groups/dawes_galaxy/

    what i like to do with the older bikes is to tear them completely down, then check out the integrity of the frame, clean it up, and start to put it back together with clean well operating parts. Finish off with some nice new bar tape, new tires and tubes of course.
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    An old thread I know, but this might help someone doing a similar search.

    I have a pretty much identical Dawes Echelon to this, bought from new (in the UK) in 1977 for 75 when I was 16 years old. The only difference I can see is that mine has white gear lever covers instead of black. Dawes were not that common, and I chose this particular bike over contemporary models like the Carlton Corsa and Falcon Black Diamond because of the full alloy spec. The first thing I did, however, was get the plastic disc on the rear wheel removed (not cool!) and swapped out the pedals for some quills with toeclips (reflectors on pedals would have made me a laughing stock at the local cycling club!). The components were as follows:


    Pacific Blue Frame – Reynolds 531 plain gauge. Steel forks. Frame number AC251, Davis 60, Components 62
    Dawes engraved alloy handlebars, GB handlebar stem
    SR Apex Chainset 52/40 rings
    Weinman 750 Vainqueur 999 Rear brake, Weinman 610 Vainqueur 999 Front brake
    Suntour V luxe No 4532 rear derailleur (later replaced replaced with Suntour Vx after the original got mangled)
    Suntour Compe V front derailleur
    Petissiez LF/QR alloy hubs and Birmalux 27x1-1/4" alloy 36 hole rims
    Freewheel Regina (I think - it was later replaced) 14-24 5 speed

    It handled beautifully and rode many thousands of miles on it, using it for time trials, touring, club runs etc until the mid eighties. I still use it today as a winter bike.

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    here is one i have spent entirely too much $$ on, and which is a pleasure to ride whenever i get on it. the only thing remaining from stock are the excellent Suntour Vx derailleur set.


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