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PostPosted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:44 pm 
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I have had a little go with the paint stripper and it turns out its a Dawes Escape.

Unfortunatly the piant stripper has dissolved one of the decals already! but it doesnt seem to effect the original paintwork.

I found this link which shows what the frame should look like

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VINTAGE-DAWES-MOU ... 3899972638


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Its missing the reynolds sticker but it should be "500" tubing.

Is that good? I dont know much (anything) about Reynolds tubing, but I remember 531 being good and 501 being jeans!


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I think its below 501 :lol:


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Please can someone take this frame off my hands before I clean the rest of the paint off!

Seriuously its going in down the tip soon as I need an excuse to go and look for another bike, its free to anyone who wants it.


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onza100 wrote:
I think its below 501 :lol:


That means its pants then!


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Amazingly well done - I can't believe the difference in the 'before' and 'after' pics. Good work!


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Part cleaned frame.............


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I love that lugged fork, is it a 1 1/8 and the same as the one on yours?

May be tempted with that!


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I think reynolds 500 is plain gauge cro mo.


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Great job so far Rupe, is the original paint on the frame still good underneath?

Look forward to seeing it if you dont skip it !


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