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 Post subject: 1988/89 ? Dawes Stratos
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:59 am 
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Location: Third stone from the sun.
Bought this recently off here (cheers Roly), my first road bike since i was 14 years old (now 41), back then it was a miles too big Peugeot.

As bought the bike was sound but needed a clean and service, brakes were fine but i stripped and cleaned the gears and fitted new chain and cables, it needed the rear wheel slightly tweeked, LBS did that for free, also binned the horrible Specialised saddle and fitted my old Flyte, it came with good (modern ?) Salsa bars, Dura ace STI's are fitted (with broken gear levers), but i have a pair of Cane Creek levers to go on in their place.

Seems a decent enough spec, Reynolds 531 frame, all 105 group with a 600 headset and pedals.

Went for this because it was cheap thinking that i'll upgrade to something better later, but it seems to fit me well and rides nice so i may just keep and upgrade this, new wheels or rims to start.

Not 100% keen on the colour scheme so a repaint/refinish may be in the future too.



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