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 Post subject: My 1984 Dawes Renown
PostPosted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:36 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I picked up this 1984 Dawes Renown last year, all in original condition apart from the cables and tyres. The previous owner had passed away and it was sold by his wife, she told that he took it on holiday to France but rarely rode it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:44 pm 
Old School Hero

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Wow... what a great find..stuck in a time warp...


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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Dawes Renown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:33 pm 
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Very smart, :). Is that a Pernod decal on the seat tube?


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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Dawes Renown
PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:46 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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No it's the bike shop decal.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Dawes Renown
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:48 am 
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Thanks :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1984 Dawes Renown
PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 3:39 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Very smart, :). Is that a Pernod decal on the seat tube?


That’s nice stuff

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:27 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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Nice memories: bought two Dawes Galaxies from Priory Cycles in Birmingham in 1979 to cycle from Roscoff to Santander. One was stolen in London 2 or 3 years later but the other is still hanging in the shed, well marked by many years of use and transporting three children on the back (not at the same time!) but eminently rideable still.

Coincidentally, we crossed the Pyrenees at Larrau that year on the Galaxies and then last July during the Tour I was on a reverse Pyrenean raid. We went through Larrau again before carrying on west and 'up' Col d'Orgambidesca, the hardest climb on the whole trip. This included some sustained 13%, no shade and what felt like near death experiences as I crawled past the cattle to get under a bush for some respite. Mind you, we then descended for miles at huge pace before beers in St-Jean-Pied-de-Port.

Happy days.


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