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 Post subject: Dawes 'Linear' bike?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:42 pm 
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hi, just picked up a Dawes Linear road bike from my local bike dump.


just wondering if anyone knew anything about these bikes, or could point me in the direction of some info?



thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:50 pm 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:04 pm 
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yeah it looks like that, but a bit more battered...

is there any more info? when it was made, how much it was ect?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:33 am 
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Think thats a 93 model, 653 tubing with shimano 600 ultegra i believe. Nice bike, always wanted one of those! Not sure about cost, but it wouldnt have been cheap - circe £6-700? (maybe more) Someone else with more knowledge might be along shortly....


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:25 am 
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thanks!

any more info would be great


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:21 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Qubit wrote:
Think thats a 93 model, 653 tubing with shimano 600 ultegra i believe. Nice bike, always wanted one of those! Not sure about cost, but it wouldnt have been cheap - circe £6-700? (maybe more) Someone else with more knowledge might be along shortly....


From recollections of Dawes brochures of the time this was the top-end model (they never did 753, wonder if they had trouble getting approval?). Don't recall the STI-fitted example already posted although it obviously did exist. An earlier model (ca.1991?) had, from memory, a lilac & green paint job, before that I think the colour scheme was mostly white with pink and yellow flashes. All variants used an Ultegra group and a 653 frame.

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 Post subject: Dawes Linear
PostPosted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:42 pm 
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I still have the Linear I bought new in July '96 costing £799. A great bike. 50cm in red with Shimano 105 8-spd. Not sure what tubing was used but the top tube is oval, aligned vertical at the seat-post and then turns through 90 deg to be horizontal at the headset. The rear brake cable is concealed within the top tube.
I still have the owners manual though it's very generic (basic maintenance/adjustment etc).
Up until yesterday it was rideable until a car pulled out in front of me while I was riding to work. The front end is destroyed now and sadly the top tube is quite dented. If I can find some similar geometry forks I'll rebuild it therefore I'm also on the look out for more info.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:28 pm 
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Hi there, i have the same bike, had it for a short while to be honest, but i'm not quite sure it fits me right...so i'm going to try and sell it, is £200 a fair price to ask? It requires brake pads/cables/seatpost/seat, brake handles, and gear shifters/cables/rear mech.
What it does have is campagnolo wheels, cinelli handlebars (are these original or upgrades?)
Frame is 22.5" if that helps.
Thanks,
Allan


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes 'Linear' bike?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:14 pm 
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I have been given a dawes linear in...753 tubing


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes 'Linear' bike?
PostPosted: Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:58 pm 
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........post a pic as 753 bikes do look nice :D

Shaun


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