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 Post subject: Show us your Dawes
PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:10 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Ok so gonna join the Mix..

Come on some peeps must have em

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:02 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
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Here's mine. BoTM Mid-Range Special 2nd place.

Dawes Special Edition. Certificated No 10 of 250. Owned from new and returned to catalogue spec last year (except the tyres, should be continental baja supercross but just cannot find any!).

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Here it is BITD!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 24, 2010 11:03 pm 
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:D That is a beaut Easy rider.

Love the paint work, everything looks factory fresh, I bet it's a blast to ride.

Will get some pic's of my resurrected dawes up soon..

WOW

any more :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:07 pm 
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Ok here is my 1990 Raw Nerve. SLOWLY going back to factory spec - should have hopefully all original parts buried in my parents shed.....
Not quite up to bren’s Raw Nerve standard (post from a few years ago), but I love it and will be with me ‘till I die!


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File comment: Made a start: vetta turbo gel saddle back on, original Reynolds 501 bars, Dawes stem (how bad is it to handle now??!!! What were we thinking in the early 90’s??!?!!).
Still a long way to go though....

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File comment: In full “modern” spec: Easton riser bars, Judy xc’s, specialized bg saddle, horrible black wall tyres, dmr v8’s etc
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:25 pm 
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i like this a lot,not seen one in years. i worked at a Dawes dealership throughout the 1990s and from what i remember this was almost the same spec as The Edge. Reynolds 531 Magnum? LX/DX?
best of british :)


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Dawes
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:13 pm 
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Cheers sheddweller - ha ha I used to drool over these in the Dawes catalogues around 1990 when I was a pre-spotty kid. Got this for a bargain price off a nice chap on the mid-wales coast back in ‘97 after some thieving g*t nicked my Dawes BackStreets hybrid outside my college. Did me a favour really as I never really liked it! Anywaaayy.... yup Raw Nerve: 531 magnum, 531 geomax front forks (will be going back on soon), 501 bars, pretty much deore DX everything else including hubs, pedals & groupset. Could be wrong but I THINK the only difference in spec between Raw Nerve and The Edge (apart from an extra nugget of kudos) was The Edge was XT throughout.
Will try and at least post pics when she’s finished.
Love that period around 89-91 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Dawes
PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:24 pm 
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BTW, EasyRider, if you’ve still got it, that Harlequin special edition is gorgeous - that paint job!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Show us your Dawes
PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:43 am 
Dirt Disciple
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Location: Nr Exeter, Devon
I used to have a 24” wheel Dawes hardWARE mtb. On the look out for a 26” wheeled version if anyone knows of one.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 11:06 am 
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My 1991 Dawes Back Track has a serial number 489.

This is odd because most bikes have alpha numeric serial numbers.

Were Dawes quite late to the MTB party?


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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2019 2:28 pm 
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Number 110/250 1994 Special Edition

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