I have recently bought a Dawes Galaxy and wondered if anyone knew how I can tell what year it is? The seller had owned it from new, but it was old stock in the shop. His guess was it was 15 years old, but I think it is older than that.
The serial number one the bottom bracket shell starts with some initals (I guess that was who handbuilt it), followed by a series of numbers, two of which are 8 and 7, so I have a hunch it was made in 1987. Does anyone know if this is how Dawes mark up their serial numbers?
Also, if it is a 1987, does anyone have a link to a catalogue online?
Many thanks in advance