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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Hi all - have just joined site as amongst a couple of Dawes Galaxies I recently bought was this - it's fresh from a trip to the powdercoaters as was in a shocking state when I got it - acquired for all of £8 from a seller in Paignton (which may be significant) equipped with a mix of '90's shimano / campag components and 27" Mavic rims on Campag hubs it's obviously been through several life cycles.....as it currently sports braze on shifter stubs

Frame is 26" - perfect for me, and incredibly light, lugs are Nervex and dropouts flat.....

As acquired was painted light purple with "Collin Lewis" downtube decals.... Colin Lewis (note single "l") being a fairly famous rider of days gone by resident in Paignton - but given disparate spelling I don't suspect one has much to do with the other.....

So folks - before I put together a "spare part bitsa" would anyone care to hazard a guess as to what this bike may have originally rolled out as?

https://imgur.com/a/cGnZBhI

Frame and fork numbers are consistent as "D1169".....?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:42 pm 
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Dropouts look like Chater Lea so might be older than you think....


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:08 pm 
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Ernie Clements, I'd say. They can be very light - I had a 22" Clements frame that was 4lb 2oz including powdercoat. It may not be 531DB - other good tubesets were around, like Accles and Pollock Kromo.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:03 pm 
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I know lots of people used the same lugs and fittings but here’s the front of my Stallard. Looked similar.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:37 am 
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thanks folks - I'm not exactly knowledgeable on old makes - I can put bikes together in a flash though!Off to do some further web investigating - any more thoughts I'd be most grateful


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:36 pm 
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Looks like its sporting French Nervex lugs “Serie Legere” Model 48, same as on my 1961 Claud Super Courier, don’t think it’s a Claud though, but that wrap over seat stay looks great. :xmas-cool:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:03 pm 
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Great looking frame, whatever it is. And pretty old I would think, with the lack of rear derailleur hanger. Interesting rear dropouts, too.


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