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Old 05-20-09, 11:51 AM   #1
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Urgent,531 Galaxy lugged or 631 Galaxy...

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I had been deliberating my new do everything bike and I have now narrowed it down to a Galaxy 2008 or a Claude Butler Dalesman 2008, both of which I sourced at a very good price. To throw the proverbial spanner in the cogs,the shop has a brand new 2003 old stock 531 Lugged Dawes Galaxy for a 140 cheaper. Which is the better Galaxy? I am a bit of a traditionalist and quite like the idea of a 531 lugged frame. Is there any actual difference in the ride. I probably wont do that much touring at the moment but use it for a every day commuter shopper and long comfortable day rides. Any imput as to the ride differences would be appreciated as I told the bloke that I would let him know in the morning.
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Old 05-20-09, 12:22 PM   #2
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I don't know about the ride or any technical details, but I'll vote for the lugged frame, especially if you are a traditionalist.
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531 is Awesome.
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531 is Awesome.
I want that as a tattoo on my upper arm.
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Old 05-20-09, 07:39 PM   #5
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i have a lugged dawes frame made with 531, although i cannot confirm if it is a galaxy (those decals were removed). definately a great ride. knowing that 531 is under me is very comforting. i could be wrong, but i have heard that 531 is not being made anymore. anyone else know about this?
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Lugged 531, you won't regret it.
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I think 531 is still made but 501 isn't, but don't quote me on that.
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