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Old 05-10-12, 03:10 PM   #1
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Dawes Kingpin Non Folder

Jt got back from Canada with my new Dawes Kingpin circa 1985, the SA hub has 11 84 and the selle seat has 1985. I just took it apart to clean it and it appedars that it may have been ridden once. Practically no rust. The brake shoes look new. The cables have no rust or corrision either. Next I have tolocate some 451 rims.




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Old 05-14-12, 01:08 PM   #2
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Can you tell me where in Canada the folder is available for sale? I suspect from your location in the US that it is in BC, but here's hoping that it might be in Ontario (that's where I am)
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Hi, I saw one in Toronto on Craigslist. The other is in the Vancouver BC Craigslist. I have his phone number if you want to call him. The Vancouver Cl listing. The Dawes in Vancouver has been sold.

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Toronto Cl http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/2996044707.html
The wheels are an odd size and would need to be replced anyway. They are a 444 aka 500a, instead of a 406 or 451.

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Old 05-14-12, 09:58 PM   #5
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Toronto Cl http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/2996044707.html
The wheels are an odd size and would need to be replced anyway. They are a 444, instead of a 406 or 451.
444? Damn, that seems pretty rare. Not to say I'm even remotely knowledgable about wheel sizes but I've never come across that size before... were 444s used on many bikes?
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Sorry, it should have been 440 for the tires size. Found this article with all the different tire sizes.
http://www.ctc.org.uk/desktopdefault.aspx?tabid=3802
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I received my new old stock wheels with new Red Racers. 16t freewheel.
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The stock rims on the Dawes Kingpin are obsolete and finding tyres to fit is a task that would take the patience of a saint... am building 451 wheels for my Kingpin and will have no reach issues for the front brake and the rear hub is an SA cassette hub with a drum brake so no worries there.
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The stock brakes are alloy units and an adjustment took care of the 451's. I am planning to purchase some red Kool stop brake pads. I would like to see some photos of your Kingpin. Are you still in Portland?
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Finally removed the cottered crank and installed a new bottom bracket and Sugino crank.
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