How on earth did they get a really good headset for them, we've used the old XT one from the Arthur Caygill and I cannot remember where I got that from.
There were still plenty around in those days. Shimano made Dura Ace, Ultegra and 105. Campag Record and Chorus were available. Stronglight made a number of models. Tange still made their old favourites. I don't recall which model Dawes fitted.
I was able to buy a number of NOS XT 735 1" headsets in 2000 for £8 each from an advertiser in Cycling Weekly, so there was certainly stock around.
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Que les branches hautes font,
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De ce silence profond.