Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recreational & Family
Reload this Page >

A bit of a relic, just purchased for a friend: Dawes Countryman

Notices
Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

A bit of a relic, just purchased for a friend: Dawes Countryman

Old 01-26-11, 05:25 PM
  #1  
Lolly Pop
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Lolly Pop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norn'Iron
Posts: 1,399

Bikes: Gardin

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
A bit of a relic, just purchased for a friend: Dawes Countryman

Hiya, my friend wants to start cycling to work this spring, but is not a confident cyclist. I don't think she quite has the hang of it yet. So anyway, I know she wanted a bike she can stand over without injury, so I had a hoke around and found this locally and got it for her tonight.



It is a Dawes Countryman, circa ? 1988? and needs new tires (it has monster tires from Holland on it) but basically, it is just what I was hoping to find. It has flat bars, and thumb-side shifters. It has a small frame (18 inches?), mudguards, a rear rack, and okay pedals. Oh, and bonus: there's a kick-stand! The flat tires meant I wasn't able to test drive it, but the gears shift smoothly and the brakes seem to work.

Best of all, look at the spec of the frame!



I can't wait to try it out once it gets the once-over and some new tires from my LBS!

I guess this is some sort of early hybrid touring-slash-mountain bike from Dawes? The front fork is something I have not seen before. Has anyone here ever had one? I was familiar with the Galaxy, but have never seen this defunct model.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Dawes 1.jpg (46.5 KB, 49 views)
File Type: jpg
531.jpg (32.1 KB, 28 views)

Last edited by Lolly Pop; 01-26-11 at 05:27 PM. Reason: added detail!
Lolly Pop is offline  
Old 01-27-11, 08:38 AM
  #2  
Lolly Pop
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Lolly Pop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Norn'Iron
Posts: 1,399

Bikes: Gardin

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Brought it into my bike shop today and my mechanic approves. He said you can't get a Reynolds frame for what I paid for the whole bike. He pointed out that it has a long wheelbase, which I hadn't noticed. He agrees it was worth getting and worth spending a few quid on to make roadworthy. It is getting new tires, cables, and brake pads on the rear (front ones are fine, more modern replacement pads have been fitted). I can't wait to take this for a spin!
Lolly Pop is offline  
Old 03-19-11, 08:10 PM
  #3  
jeepr
Senior Member
 
jeepr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 552
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
For some reason I thought the Countryman had a set of riser bars? I wonder if someone converted it? Looks good though. Good riding!
jeepr is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
LoriRose
General Cycling Discussion
18
05-14-15 12:45 PM
uoficowboy
Bicycle Mechanics
17
05-19-14 07:02 AM
jj1091
Classic & Vintage
11
02-09-14 08:40 PM
_dylan
Classic & Vintage
23
06-21-12 07:53 PM
Ward83
Road Cycling
11
04-18-10 06:36 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.