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 Post subject: Another newbie saying hi
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:49 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:30 pm
Posts: 28
Just though it would be polite to say hi before bombarding you guys with annoying questions.
I've been building VW show cars for the last 15 years but have always had an interest in bikes. I raced downhill just as a hobbie in the late 80's and early 90's but never really had any road bikes.
Well now I have decided to start buying and completely rebuilding vintage road bikes in my spare time and have a nice workshop with a lovely new spray booth really helps.
So far I have built a 1977 Dawes galaxy and a 1950's Dawes windrush and have a few early 80's raleighs to do next.
Anyway, hi everyone.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:49 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:29 pm
Posts: 128
Welcome!We might be asking you questions as you seem to be doing quite a bit on the bike resto front.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, yes hopefully I can help once I've learned a bit more.
Once I've worked out how to downsize photos I have two frames I need help with.
One is a Worksop built Dec 1980 team ti (red with black and yellow) it has a few bits that I haven't seen on any others and I have a REW Renolds frame and forks that I just can't date and this has lugs and BB cable rollers that I haven't seen on any other REW photos.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Here are the two Dawes


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:04 pm 
Newbie

Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Posts: 9
Location: derbyshire
Hi, and nice bikes. Sometimes the oldies are the goodies.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:30 pm 
Retro Guru

Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 9:28 am
Posts: 819
Location: Nottingham
They both look brilliant mate, a really high standard.

Would love to see the Falaxy with some tires just to finish it off.

Well done!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:30 pm
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Thanks, it's all done now.
I took it to work and left in reception and somebody came in and ended up putting a deposit on it and is collecting it this week.
It wasn't even for sale.
I'll get some photos before it goes.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:59 pm 
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Joined: Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:46 pm
Posts: 771
Location: Wiltshire
Nice work, Matt :-)

I have only just been bitten by the Retrobike bug myself - I missed the bike scene BITD because as a 15 year I was buying Volksworld! Have swapped my yearning of a Vee-Dub for that of bikes. It's a great scene - some generous and knowledgable people on this site :-)


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:44 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Mar 29, 2015 9:11 pm
Posts: 91
Location: Warrington
a spay booth hmmmm Where abouts do you live :lol:

nice bikes btw


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