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 Post subject: Anyone recognise this?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:38 pm 
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Found my mate riding this, anyone know what year it was born ? The pink caught my eye so presume it may be late 80's


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:41 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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er, Dawes Kickback??

1990 -ish

I had one too...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:42 pm 
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It's a Pink & White Dawes - Kick Back ;)


Exage 300LX make 1991 or 1992.


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 Post subject: Dawes Kickback
PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:50 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Is it a classic then? should I persuade him to sell it to some one who will look after it or was it just a mass produced cheap bike


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:53 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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It was 'paperround' bike - a step up from catalogue tat. Not bad though.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:56 pm 
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legrandefromage wrote:
It was 'paperround' bike - a step up from catalogue tat. Not bad though.


not exactly great either though....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:01 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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stew-b wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
It was 'paperround' bike - a step up from catalogue tat. Not bad though.


not exactly great either though....



Yes but better than some and we all had to start somewhere


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2009 8:06 pm 
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My first MTB was Dawes Ranger. 531ATB tubes, 531 tandem-size forks and a very loooong wheelbase. This is a scan of a photo of the 'beast' c1988 (I think).


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Depends on the frame. If the sticker (teasingly not readable in the photo) ays 531 then its a decent enough frame, certainly at Lavadome / Palisades / Rockhopper sort of level.

If 501 it's Kona Hahanna sort of level - still a proper bike, but nothing to get excited about.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:33 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Depends on the frame. If the sticker (teasingly not readable in the photo) ays 531 then its a decent enough frame, certainly at Lavadome / Palisades / Rockhopper sort of level.

If 501 it's Kona Hahanna sort of level - still a proper bike, but nothing to get excited about.


501 was released as an off road version of 531. My dawes kick pants was 500 which is slightly better than scaffolding.


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