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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:21 pm 
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Nice bike, and a nice light touch on smartening it up. They are great bikes for all-day rides.

But, as said before, put the guards back on. Removing them is like putting bling alloys on that DB6.... :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:56 pm 
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Thanks for the info. Looking at the piccies I think it is a '93, I will check the Shimano date once it stops raining! I have fired a mail to Dawes to see if they can shed any light on the manufacture date, if I get a response I will post up.

I have to say that aside from the dent in the top tube it is almost 'as new', I may stick the mudguards back on and take a couple of piccies and conduct a straw poll - with or without and let the experts decide!

Re the seat hight, I took the piccie before adjusting the bike to ride it - the frame is probably a couple of inches bigger than I would buy now, but it is still an incredibly comfy ride.

I went for a quick 20-miler last night and took in the Great Park in Windsor, in the dark. Half way through the park I was stopped by the Royal Police who pointed out I should not be in the park after dark - ticking off and formalities over with, he then commented on how nice the bike was and asked where he could get one! :D


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:09 pm 
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I'm sure that's a '91 model. What a beauty! Welcome to the exclusive " given a Galaxy for nowt " club!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:37 pm 
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Zomg, as the kids say. I would like to join that club!

Lovely bike. IMHO a Brooks will be too big for it, go for something slinkier. But either way, what a stunner!


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:44 pm 
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Ooh, A ROLLS!! A Rolls would be perfect on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:49 pm 
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one-eyed_jim wrote:
Here are some excerpts from the '94 catalogue, showing the Galaxy, Super Galaxy, and Super Galaxy Plus, with the squarer script style:

http://www.koedjoinery.com/Dawes1.pdf

http://www.koedjoinery.com/Dawes2.pdf

This one's a '93:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bikerescue ... otostream/

Note the internal cable routing on the top tube.


They are my scans, I have the 1993 catalouge too, if you ever spot a linear let mw know! http://www.koedjoinery.com/Dawes_1993_1.pdf

Nice Galaxy 8)


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