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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:35 pm 
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Good Morning,

We have had this Dawes Road Bike for Sale in our Shop for a while now.
Not great for the Pennine area as only 5 Speed.

I've carried out a little research and so far I can date the cycle to late 1960's early 1970's. I'll try to get a Frame Number later. If anyone wants to give any more detail on age/history or name then feel free...

Again the Cycle has been stripped and rebuilt by Cytech mechanics and is a very nice ride.

The Bars are amazing and the quality of the engraving quite incredible.

Pictures below (again taken by an 11 year old, aspiring photographer)

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PRICE £200
We can Ship this Dawes potentially but would cost £30 Parcelforce 48 within the UK, or you can arrange your own Courier


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:37 pm 
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With great respect...do cytech mechanics not know how to route non -aero cable ? :oops:

For 200 you really need to pay attention to detail (IMHO) e.g. same colour mudguards, level saddle, bar tape, stem etc nicely polished and pics with a sympathetic backdrop...
having said that, it could make a nice retrobike, so good luck! :)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 7:38 pm 
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With great respect...do cytech mechanics not know how to route non -aero cable ? :oops:

For 200 you really need to pay attention to detail (IMHO) e.g. same colour mudguards, level saddle, bar tape, stem etc nicely polished and pics with a sympathetic backdrop...
having said that, it could make a nice retrobike, so good luck! :)


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:35 pm 
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a red to crimson background (a double bed sheet stretched on a 8x4 board) Better lighting, fluoro strip lights emit a blue light which is deadening.
and as you're selling maybe an older photographer?


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:22 pm 
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bikenut2010 wrote:
With great respect...do cytech mechanics not know how to route non -aero cable ? :oops:



Ummm, interesting point on cable routing but works fine as is, looks more than safety with regards to the routing, methinks


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 4:26 pm 
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joe careless wrote:
a red to crimson background (a double bed sheet stretched on a 8x4 board) Better lighting, fluoro strip lights emit a blue light which is deadening.
and as you're selling maybe an older photographer?


Yeah all valid points but we don't have the $$ to change the lighting in the workshop. :arrow:

The quality of pics is poor more due to my bad image processing I think but it would probably help if the Sun wax out and the pics taken outside. However, this year the sun has been missing presumed dead for most of the time in the Calder valley, esp Hebden Bridge.... :cry:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Cycle:Recycle wrote:
bikenut2010 wrote:
With great respect...do cytech mechanics not know how to route non -aero cable ? :oops:



Ummm, interesting point on cable routing but works fine as is, looks more than safety with regards to the routing, methinks



...the front outer is rubbing on the rear outer and there's way to much cable between the rear top tube stop and the centre pull, here's one of my steelies...I have a wee clip to keep the cables tidy.

Also, when you see fundamentals 'wrong' ( seat angle etc ) a potential buyer would wonder if any else is amiss... cost nothing to put right also!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:33 pm 
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Cycle:Recycle wrote:
joe careless wrote:
a red to crimson background (a double bed sheet stretched on a 8x4 board) Better lighting, fluoro strip lights emit a blue light which is deadening.
and as you're selling maybe an older photographer?


Yeah all valid points but we don't have the $$ to change the lighting in the workshop. :arrow:

The quality of pics is poor more due to my bad image processing I think but it would probably help if the Sun wax out and the pics taken outside. However, this year the sun has been missing presumed dead for most of the time in the Calder valley, esp Hebden Bridge.... :cry:


You can get a better pic without bright sunlight, find a nice plain background, maybe a stone wall, take pic with camera at knee height from a little distance and crop image ( that stops the 'oval' wheel effect...) :)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:22 pm 
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The pics are fine, shows enough to for people to see what you are selling!!
Some people just like to bleat about anything.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:13 pm 
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Djr-kfx-quadracer88 wrote:
The pics are fine, shows enough to for people to see what you are selling!!
Some people just like to bleat about anything.

Bit harsh matey, people here just trying to help you get the best result with the least effort.... And you were wished good luck with the sale... :wink:


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