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Big Dawes Galaxy & Upgrades...

Old 05-06-17, 05:38 PM
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Big Dawes Galaxy & Upgrades...

Been kinda lucky the past week or so. A PX10, that is coming my way, is halfway to Duluth and I hope to pick it up mid week. Then today, I offered a set of wheels, Fulcrum Racing 5, that are more or less in my way, so I put them up on Kijiji. Didn't have to wait long.

The fellow who expressed interest was ready to pay my low price(just wanted them gone). Before making the deal, I asked if he had any old road bikes he might want to work in trade, in lieu of ca$h. And...

Out came this big Dawes, complete with upgraded front derailleur, shifters and a gorgeous set of Campy Record high flange hubs with perfect straight blade skewers. Map of England GB bars and GB steering stem, near mint Stronglight 93 triple crank set and matching bottom bracket and a narrow Lycette saddle(thought I uploaded a picture of the saddle, but?).

Not sure what to do with such a big bike, but the yummy components don't take up much storage space:-) That said, which way would you go(sell the bike or break it up)? If sell the bike is your choice, what value would you put on it?







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Nice parts package on that Dawes. Several years ago I had a Galaxy with similar upgrades, even a Campy seatpost with Wrights swallow saddle. I sold it to a guy who was going to transfer the parts to another frame. So,value is in the components. I sold mine for $350. I think yours would sell for similar. Selling it off piece by piece might get you more but would take some time and effort.
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I would disassemble and put all those excellent fittings into a "future projects" bin.

Wonderful find.

We had a recent forum thread from a poster looking for one of those GB Ventoux bars.

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I would disassemble and put all those excellent fittings into a "future projects" bin.
Getting ready to pull the cranks next. Worked on the stripping of the bike until I got too cold, nose running and all as it is still freezing here in NWO.

Future project - how about a late sixties Roberts, which will be fitted with the Stronglight triple crank, NR transmission, Cool bars and stem and what ever else comes to mind that seems period, model and, of course, as Peter would say, price point correct.

As if I need another project.
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Another plus for disassembly -

There are always "tree people" who have a hard time finding a frame large enough. A three-tube 531 frame in a large size like this would be easy to sell quickly as a frameset. Being in original finish is a definite bonus.

OT - btw checked kijiji yesterday and there were SEVERAL vintage Torpados on there. Heads up to all the Torpado fans.

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Why is my fork green and yours isn't?

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[QUOTE=oddjob2;19567402]Why is my fork green and yours isn't?

Only the right blade is without paint. Left blade still verdurous. Evidently assembler did not wish computer wire to scratch up the finish.

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Why is my fork green and yours isn't?
Not positive, but I am pretty sure that the Dawes people decided to try using Italian quick release paint on the fork!-)

The non-drive side fork is missing most of the paint also.

Going to take pictures of the frame, fork, headset, brake calipers and levers today, then place them in the for sale forum. That said, another forum member has already expressed interest and he, if he decides to go for it, gets first shot at the frame set. Also, took some pictures of the Lycett saddle, which I hope to use on my early seventies or late sixties LeJeune...



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As regards headset - These tended to come through with a floating u-race model from Cross or Brampton which employ 1/8" balls.

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