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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi, I've just got hold of a Dawes Imperial which i'm unsure of the age of?

It's 531c tubing with suntour Cyclone M II mechs (7 speed) Super Custom 52/42 chainset and Mallard hubs on rigida rims.

There's no head tube badge with Dawes Imperial on the top tube and Dawes 'Hand Made' on the down tube.

Any clues anyone as Dawes can't help saying they lost a lot of historical data in a fire?

Cheers Paul


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:08 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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need a pic - most 531 frames can be dated by the 531 badge. Prob very late 70's early 80's at a guess.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:17 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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that's the thing, there's no badge?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Very nice! Looks possibly a bit too big for you? Going on how the seat/ stem is set up anyway.

At a guess, about 1985/6 ish.

Theres a few people who'd be interested in that big frame... :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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ahh.. 531 badge!

hope this helps?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:29 pm 
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nice colour too!

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/reynol ... ochure.htm

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/reynol ... nsfers.jpg

I reckon around 1983


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Yeah it's a cool looking bike and in top condition. As you've already noticed it is too big for me so i'm going to have to let it go.

Sensible offers considered :wink:


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:42 pm 
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bung it in the 'for sale' thread


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 4:54 am 
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Hi I still have my Dawesi imperial, I bought it new in1982 for about £360.. If I remember right, still rides very well after many many miles , the build quality is fantastic......bought it at a shop called Peter rippon in Darlington ........( great bike ) I still love it


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