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    Senior Member Proofide's Avatar
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    Hello from Lancashire, England

    Greetings from the north of England. Iím 57, and a former legal advocate for a large utility company, now semi-retired. My road bike is a Dawes Galaxy from the seventies, currently in pieces for repainting. Also around the place are a Hercules 3-speed from 1982 (essentially a Raleigh in all but name), a Vindec shopper (similar to a Raleigh Twenty, but better-built and without the thread compatibility issues), and my wifeís two mountain bikes which Iím having to borrow while the Dawes is laid up. Iím really interested in Schwinns, which are a rarity over here, and my ambition is to own a New World or something similar. Iím building the Dawes as a 5-speed, because I think you can have too many gears. Just build up your legs and youíll sail up the hills. As for all this fixed-wheel nonsense, Iíve been there years ago. Isnít freewheeling natureís way of rewarding us for the effort of climbing the hills? A passing fad, in my opinion.

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    Welcome to Bike Forums. Do you have any photos of your bikes?
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    Senior Member Proofide's Avatar
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    Thanks, it's good to be here. No photos, unfortunately. I wish I'd taken photographs of all the bikes I've had over the years, because my memory of some of them is vague, and it would be nice, now, even to know what make some of them were. I'll probably start a topic in the appropriate forum about the Galaxy, in case that might be of interest to any US members, and I'll take some photographs as the rebuild proceeds. That bike was a barn find in Wales, when we lived there. Its owner had got it for his 16th birthday, toured all over Europe on it (meeting his German wife in the process), but it was in a sad cosmetic state, although basically sound. That was 10 years ago, and I've just got around to doing something with it.

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    Hello Proofide, what part of Lancashire? I was born in Swinton, myself. Please do visit the Classic & Vintage forum--we have several members who would enjoy hearing about your Dawes.

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    Senior Member Proofide's Avatar
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    Thanks East Hill. I'm in St. Helens. I'll certainly spend plenty of time in Classic and Vintage, and hope to see you over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Proofide View Post
    Thanks East Hill. I'm in St. Helens. I'll certainly spend plenty of time in Classic and Vintage, and hope to see you over there.
    You aren't related to me then--I haven't any rellies in St. Helens .

    Yes, you will definitely see me in C & V!

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    Welcome to bike forums...

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