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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:25 pm 
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Any chance of a pic of the rear derailleur?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 2:15 pm 
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will be interesting to see this when you have finished, good to see an old bike getting a new lease of life. Will you be leaving everything original?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 6:59 pm 
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The deralier is shimano and I'm sure is not standard given the campag parts. I would love to keep everything standard but I'm a student on a tight budget, so for now I'm just going to get the most available parts then swap them out for NOS or used when I have some money or find cheap ones around.
I'm having problems with the bottom bracket at the moment. I have cleaned the spindle and cups , re greased and replaced the ball bearings with the same size that were in there and I can't seem to get the cups tight enough to stop play in the spindle without over tightening the bearings. Could the balls be the wrong size? I have use .22 ball bearings is this right?
Help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Sam.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:28 pm 
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Sorry, I don't know what the .22 designation means. You should need 1/4" bearings. Sounds like the ones you have may be a little small. Can you compare to the old ones still?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:28 pm 
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Hi, yes i bought 1/4 inch, but measured them, and the ones that were in there, to check sizing an and they were both read 0.22 of an inch :? i think I will go to a bearing place neer me tomorrow and get the right size.


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 Post subject: Dawes Medallion
PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:58 pm 
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Hi Sam,

I'm really interested in how you get on with this project - I just bought something which is labelled a Dawes "Medallion" and want to get it back to as close to original as I can.

I'm just going through photographing and measuring and will post soon. The colour isn't half as pretty as yours - mine is a kind of mustard yellow with green metallic panels on the down and seat tubes. The frame seems to be plated - maybe nickel - and the paint dosn't seem to key into that very well.

The serial on the rear dropout is GS9199, which fits reasonably well with yours.

Grumps


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