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 Post subject: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:24 pm 
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hello all,

I have for sale a NOS Dawes Mirage... Well in fact I have 3 (Edit: 2) :shock: the first one I am selling is a green one
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Everything is new and new grease is applied.

I have asked what it was worth in the 'whats it worth' section and i was told that this could easily be sold for gbp500. I was asking Gbp 450 ex shipping but now i am asking a mere gbp350 ex shipping :-)

Here are some more pics
http://www.mijnalbum.nl/Album=3YNBGCS3


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:01 pm 
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What are the other colours? i am interested but can't ride a green bike (unlucky)


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:56 pm 
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I'm just curious pirate, why is a green bike unlucky? I could be in serious trouble!


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:52 am 
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Thousands of men in WW1 and 2 were killed on their army provided green bikes.

If you were seen riding a green bike people used to take their hats off as you cycled past......


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:18 am 
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Thanks for that little piece of history Pirate. That explains why people doff their hats to me, and I thought it was because I ride at a funerial pace!!!


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:54 am 
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pirate wrote:
Thousands of men in WW1 and 2 were killed on their army provided green bikes.

If you were seen riding a green bike people used to take their hats off as you cycled past......


I don't see how you get from that to green bikes being unlucky. Are green tanks unlucky just because a lot of them got shot at in the Ardennes? Do we think of grey battleships as being unlucky, just because of the many that were sunk in the North Atlantic?


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:38 am 
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I'd guess that if you were riding a green bike shortly after the war, there was a good chance that it had it had survived but its previous rider had not...


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:24 am 
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But that doesn't make it unlucky, does it? If a piece of kit was used during the war then the chances were it saw action and violence. If anything, I would have thought the bike would be considered lucky having survived the war.

And what of the bikes used in North Africa? Are sand coloured bikes unlucky too?


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:34 pm 
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You don't tend to see too many battleships, nor tanks rolling down the High Street!

Jim75 wrote:
pirate wrote:
Thousands of men in WW1 and 2 were killed on their army provided green bikes.

If you were seen riding a green bike people used to take their hats off as you cycled past......


I don't see how you get from that to green bikes being unlucky. Are green tanks unlucky just because a lot of them got shot at in the Ardennes? Do we think of grey battleships as being unlucky, just because of the many that were sunk in the North Atlantic?


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 Post subject: Re: NOS Dawes Mirage
PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:08 pm 
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brucers wrote:
You don't tend to see too many battleships, nor tanks rolling down the High Street!

Jim75 wrote:
pirate wrote:
Thousands of men in WW1 and 2 were killed on their army provided green bikes.

If you were seen riding a green bike people used to take their hats off as you cycled past......


I don't see how you get from that to green bikes being unlucky. Are green tanks unlucky just because a lot of them got shot at in the Ardennes? Do we think of grey battleships as being unlucky, just because of the many that were sunk in the North Atlantic?



No, but I'd like to - roll a tank down the high street, that is (not a battleship), and preferably a T-34.


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