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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 pm 
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... at over 6lbs. ...


I think, it could be a Dawes "Reynolds 531 Magnum" frame like the "Raw Nerve" - very hardcore. 8)


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Thanks again for the info, keep us posted on yours as you recommision it, it looks great 8)

Cheers.
Dave.


Hi.

My 1992 "Edge" and the "Edge eXTRa" are finished - other pics in my Album.

Cheers,
Daniel.


That's very close to the bike I nearly bought, only missing the RS Mags (can't remember now if they were 20 or 21's). Bought by a local who's dad bought him everything and he abused until they went in the bin :(

Carl.


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Dawes-Man wrote:
marge602 wrote:
... at over 6lbs. ...


I think, it could be a Dawes "Reynolds 531 Magnum" frame like the "Raw Nerve" - very hardcore. 8)


Going on the cable routing it's a pre '93 frame.
Also my 1994 Dawes Special Edition 501 custom Dawes tubed frames weighs in at 5lb 11oz


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:41 am 
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Also my 1994 Dawes Special Edition 501 custom Dawes tubed frames weighs in at 5lb 11oz


Your "Special" is 18" - the "unknown" is 20" (seems to me).

@ marge602: What Seatpost-Diameter fit them?

@ drcarlos: Any Pictures? The RockShox Mag was only an option - normally they came out with the GeoMax-forkes (Reynolds 531).


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Dawes-Man.

A few dimensions for you. The internal diameter of the seat tube is 30.2 mm. Outside is 31.9mm.

The seat tube is 20 inches long from the centre of the BB shell to the top of the tube, however it's only 18 inches to the centre of the top tube. Not sure how Dawes sized their frames back then.

It has a 22.5 inch long top tube(c to c), and a 68 mm BB shell

I've weighed it using my bike scales( a handheld suitcase weighing thingy) and it came out at exactly 6 lbs.

Do you know when Dawes changed from using 531 to 653 for the Edge?


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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:45 am 
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marge602 wrote:
The internal diameter of the seat tube is 30.2 mm. Outside is 31.9mm.


It's the same as at my "Edge" with 531 Magnum Tubes.


marge602 wrote:
Do you know when Dawes changed from using 531 to 653 for the Edge?
Thanks
Marge


Yes - since 1993.

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... but is closest to the green Raw Nerve with the filleted join between the top tube and seat tube. However, it has the Geo Max forks, and the RN in the pics doesn't seem to. Any ideas?


I found another one...

... but all decals are from the 1992 "Edge" and "Edge eXTRa"-models, at the wrong place and clear coat overpainted.

I think it's a "new" paint job with wrong decals - but what's the correct model? Is it a "Raw Nerve"? I dont know.


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marge602 wrote:
The seat tube is 20 inches long from the centre of the BB shell to the top of the tube, however it's only 18 inches to the centre of the top tube... I've weighed it using my bike scales( a handheld suitcase weighing thingy) and it came out at exactly 6 lbs.

I've got a lugged 501 Claud Butler that's a good 3" bigger and that's roughly 6lb/2.7kg so I would guess your's is only Reynolds 500 for a smaller frame to come out that heavy.

The 93 catalogue shows a bunch of similar looking models below the Edge with 501 (Off Limits) and 500 (New Wave, Kickback, Hardware).


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I was always under the impression that it was an Edge, and made from 653. However, from reading this thread, it's possibly too heavy to be 653, at over 6lbs. That said, it's one of the bigger sizes, and i've had it powdercoated. Obviously it can't be any newer than a 93 model, but is closest to the green Raw Nerve with the filleted join between the top tube and seat tube. However, it has the Geo Max forks, and the RN in the pics doesn't seem to. Any ideas?

Thanks

Marge


Hello! Sorry for taking sooooooo long to get back to this thread!
I can confirm that your grey frame is identical in every way to my old raw nerve. I can be 99.9% certain it's a 1990 531magnum RN or edge (they shared frames, RN was green pearl, edge was magenta pearl)
Mine had 531 geomax forks when I bought it, they are in the pic where it's covered in mud. I swapped them 2 years later for 750g Marin rockstars in a weight weenie kick :lol: And it's those that are visible in the second pic. I had the geomax forks in a box until earlier this summer when I was persuaded to sell them to another RBer
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Great frame. Bulletproof. Enjoy it!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:37 am 
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i have this bike at home if u want more pictures i will supply them for you


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