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 Post subject: dawes elan
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:40 pm 
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Hi I havent had a road bike in years just aquired a dawes elan
(next door were throwing it out for scrap man )
its got a 501 frame, tyres hold air ,needs cables and chain seems mostly origional
i have a couple of questions if any one can help
1 how do you size a road bike frame?(im 5"11 with a 32" inside leg)
2 is it worth spending time and effort on?
3 how easy is it to get parts for?


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 Post subject: Re: dawes elan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:52 am 
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To get the frame size measure from the centre of the crank to the top of the seat post in inches. With a 32" inside leg you'll most likely need a 23" frame.

All Dawes are good bikes but the Elan is fairly entry level so I wouldn't spend a fortune on parts, although you should have no problem sourcing anything you need. Either off here or Ebay will turn up most items. Cables and chain are easy, you should get a decent KMC chain and a set of brake and gear cables for under £10.


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 Post subject: Re: dawes elan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:58 am 
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Bits :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370777219369? ... 1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/160651453782? ... 1423.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Cycle-Brak ... 23053b2f41


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 Post subject: Re: dawes elan
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:00 pm 
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thanks for info have checked it is a 23" frame new cables,chain and i will give this a go !


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