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 Post subject: Dawes frame ID
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi All,

i've purchased a dawes bike on ebay to restore was just wondering if anyone recognize what model/year it is? and if it is a reynolds frame?

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 Post subject: Re: dawes road bike
PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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some pictures of the restoration , decided to convert the bike to a fixie

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 Post subject: Re: Dawes frame ID
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:03 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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This is not a restoration. Was a great looking frame to start with in my view. There really isn't' much point in knowing what it was now though Im afraid.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:05 pm 
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Would be interested to kno that all, at the end of the day it a another old bike back on the road rather than rusting away, that's the main thing right ?


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes frame ID
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:57 pm 
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Mid seventies Dawes Flair?


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes frame ID
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 7:31 am 
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I hope you've got a seatpost for it, it'll be an unusual diameter (26.2 from memory but I'd have to check). I believe the tubing is something called Mazzucato.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:55 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks both, that’s exactly what i was after :lol: good to know a little history. This is my first attempt at a bike rebuild/resto or whatever you guys would class it as. I’ve really enjoyed it and would consider a road racer next.


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 Post subject: Re: Dawes frame ID
PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 12:01 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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BobToo wrote:
I hope you've got a seatpost for it, it'll be an unusual diameter (26.2 from memory but I'd have to check). I believe the tubing is something called Mazzucato.


I did struggle with the seatpost, because i wanted a black seatpost i was limited by the size options in the end got it all fitted using a shim. The idea for this bike is simply to be used as a pub bike not after 100% perfection, what to use this build as a learning curve before attempting something more challenging.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 8:43 am 
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dmac13 wrote:
at the end of the day it a another old bike back on the road rather than rusting away, that's the main thing right ?


If you hadn't bought it, someone else would have had the opportunity to 'restore' it, and it would have been one more piece of history returned to the road instead of being lost forever - restoration is a once only thing.

Only my opinion, and I know i am being a bit harsh, but practice on something that is beyond preserving next time :D


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 11:49 am 
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t47b wrote:
dmac13 wrote:
at the end of the day it a another old bike back on the road rather than rusting away, that's the main thing right ?


If you hadn't bought it, someone else would have had the opportunity to 'restore' it, and it would have been one more piece of history returned to the road instead of being lost forever - restoration is a once only thing.

Only my opinion, and I know i am being a bit harsh, but practice on something that is beyond preserving next time :D


Wow way to u know what on people's bonfires.

we don't live in a perfect world where everything it's made perfect again so get over it.

Resto and restomod is better than no resto which ever side of the resto fence you sit on. I love them both , I've owned classic volkswagen and been to many shows where you see both , I do think restoration is important and great to see but find restomod just as great to see and a little more exciting.

Some pics to help u
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Is better than this
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