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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:30 pm 
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Location: Zemanlandio, Oslo
Hello!
Thought I should post a pic of my excuisite Dawes The Edge.
I rode it in Nordmarka outside of Oslo this weekend, and it is top notch!
Here is a pic I managed to get while waiting for my fellow rider.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:35 pm 
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Nice bike! Here's mine. It's built up in road spec, and I ride it more often than my other bikes. It's a brilliant bike, and the only one I'd never sell.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 12:49 pm 
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What a beauty! Lugged even. What is the tubing?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:19 pm 
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bren wrote:
I had the geomax forks in a box until earlier this summer when I was persuaded to sell them to another RBer


I still have those forks, not currently on a frame or repainted, though I really like them so was intending to use them at some point.

For the bike I was originally going to use them on I found I needed A-head forks and managed to get a set of rigid 1996 Dawes Geo-max forks, which were an option on The Edge that year:

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I had them powdercoated matt black, but somewhere I should have a picture of them in their original garish yellow, with "DAWES" decals down the front.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:55 pm 
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Hi Saunier. It's made from 531 Magnum. Not the lightest, but the ride is really nice. I've had it for 20 years. It was a mountain bike in the 90's, then it sat in my shed as a bare frame and fork in the 2000's. I built it up as it is in January of this year.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:11 pm 
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Similar to mine. 531 in the main frame, sort of oversized. But they put 753 stays in and named it 653, according to folklore.
Could have been lighter i guess, but I prefer matches anyways!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:26 pm 
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Deleto


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:48 pm 
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Hope I'm not going over old ground here but I think my Dawes was an Edge now I've heard it a few times on here. It was metallic red with gold Rock Shox. I must have bought it in 1991/2 from a shop near Chester just of the M53. Great bike but wasn't the right size for me, that's why I bought the P7 in about 1995. Sold it to a guy in the RAF called BJ something or other. Need a nap after all that remembering!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:45 pm 
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If anyone has a 1994 Edge frame and forks (the metallic bronze one with green decals) in 17/18" (or whatever it was - not the 16.5 and not the 19) I'm looking for one. Mine was killed in collision with a dog and I've often wished I still had it. Did the coast-to-coast on it back in about 1995, what a fantastic bike it was. If anyone has one in the loft and they'd like it to go to a good home please get in touch.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:44 pm 
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I just spent a very enjoyable few minutes reading this thread, so I registered and thought I'd post. I bought my "The Edge XT" new in about 1991. I think it's a 1990 model and I got it cheaper from Evans mail order as a previous year's model. I bought it with the insurance money when my clockwork got stolen.

I still ride it now when I want to get out with the kids, often towing a couple of them on a tandem trail-a-bike.

It's a great ride, could probably do with some TLC, but it seems pretty bullet proof, the groupset too is amazing I think. Sadly in total I've not done that many miles on it. Not that long after I bought it I got a driving licence and then shortly after that moved to London and was to scared to cycle. After 20 years I've finally got into cycling again and perversely cycle a lot in London now, but not on this bike.

Other bikes I run:-
2008 Kona Dew - bought a few weeks ago as a commuter on gumtree for £56. I'm actually loving this bike! I leave it chained up in Croydon overnight, hence the minimal spend.
2010 Specialized Allez - bought for £200 in 2014 with free shoes, pump, clip on aerobars and cyclops turbo. Got me back into cycling again.
2013 Colnago CLX 3.0 - treated myself to a nice 2ndhand carbon road bike in May 2016 - killed it in a car crash in Sept 2016. I've had the frame repaired and learning to build wheels to replace a rim so will try and build this bike back up again soon.

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