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 Post subject: Dawes Ranger
PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:12 pm 
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I recently acquired this Dawes Ranger with much kind help from RB member 'jitensha' who collected, boxed and posted for me. Thanks.

It's almost all original except for rear tyre (I think front is original), saddle maybe some other bits too. Quite 'ratty' looking but not really abused, right hand side seat-stay is slightly 'bent in'. This may not cause any problems but could be reset.

Most interesting details for me are the quick-release canti-hanger at the rear and the Maillard Helicomatic 5-speed hub (in good working order) which I've not come across before.

I'm looking forward to getting this up and running.


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Lovely. One of these is on my list of bikes to acquire when space permits.

What size is yours?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:04 pm 
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The frame measures 21'' c-c.

I'll be making a start on this soon. Hoping the BB doesn't put up a struggle!

I'm promising myself this will be the last one....


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retrobike rider / Gold Trader
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Konaglider wrote:
I'm promising myself this will be the last one....


Good luck with that :lol:


Like this. What year was this? Did I miss that? 88?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:33 pm 
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Earlier than '88 I believe, by 5 years possibly.

I wouldn't mind an old Dawes Super Galaxy.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:39 am 
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Sounds odd, but that is my dream bike 8) Superb :D

I'd say 1986? possibly even earlier than that :D


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