Retrobike Forum Index

It is currently Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:20 pm

* Login   * Register * Search  * FAQ



Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:51 am 
retrobike rider / Gold Trader
retrobike rider / Gold Trader

Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 9:05 pm
Posts: 9245
That looks like it can go places! I think old bikes look great kitted out in 'epic journey' mode. I have pics of my old Tufftrax somewhere loaded up like that.

The paint on the Dawes would be almost impossible to recreate, just too complicated. Personally i would leave it as is- all those knocks and scratches tell a tale- a story that has been your making, keep it as is!

Si


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 7:45 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:46 am
Posts: 39
Dr S wrote:
That looks like it can go places! I think old bikes look great kitted out in 'epic journey' mode. I have pics of my old Tufftrax somewhere loaded up like that.
Si

That photo was a while ago, below is what it's like now complete with trekking bars, my heavy duty tourer! Sorry if it offends anyone!

Easy Rider, I think the paintwork is cool, you won't find anyone who will be able to reproduce that unless of course moneys is no object, and then you will destroy some of the original bike.
I don't want to start a discussion but I much prefer the patina of unrestored against "as new" paintwork, as Dr S said it tells a story, others like a bike to look like it's never been used, thats OK too.
It's funny but with antique furniture people nearly always like patina, if you were to renovate an antique the way people do with vehicles & bikes folks would be horrified & say you've ruined it, it would be worth far less, Strange. Sorry, bit off topic.


Attachments:
Dawes touring.jpg
Dawes touring.jpg [ 53.46 KiB | Viewed 5142 times ]
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:09 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 5973
Location: Chester
When you put it that way i do agree with you. Best keep the paint as is.

Thats a nice bike REtrouble 8)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:07 am 
Old School Grand Master

Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2007 1:55 pm
Posts: 6586
Location: New Forest, UK
I always thought that Edges had a fillet brazed frame, but am not sure.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:39 am 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 3717
Location: A veritable floating palace
Edges were made of 631, IIRC.
But your bike is cool. 501 was a vastly underrated material for mountain bikes - more esoteric tubes like 853, although stronger are far easier to dent because they're so much thinner walled.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:36 pm 
retrobike rider
retrobike rider
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:42 pm
Posts: 4745
Location: Wakefield, Yorkshire
I think the paint job is brilliant. I don't remember this style of Dawes finish at all and I'm impressed.

Just leave it as it is, it's aging well (like me! :wink: )


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:17 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 5973
Location: Chester
Old Ned wrote:
I think the paint job is brilliant. I don't remember this style of Dawes finish at all and I'm impressed.

Just leave it as it is, it's aging well (like me! :wink: )


hehe, i'm going to leave it as it is. can't wait until i ride it again!

Dawes Edge is fillet brazed reynolds 653. My bike would have sat 2 below in the range (Edge (x3) then Off Limits then Mine then Kickback comp), except mine is a "Special Edition" it isn't in the '94 catalogue.

1994 Dawes only used 3 frame materials for mountain bikes, 653, 501 and 4130 cro-mo.

I've got a big fold out specification and price list for the full Dawes range, including road, hybrid, racing, street, tandem etc


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:21 pm 
Old School Grand Master
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:49 am
Posts: 3717
Location: A veritable floating palace
Nothing to do with mountain bikes, but do you have a scan of that? My Galaxy is 1994ish.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:33 pm 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 5973
Location: Chester
chris667 wrote:
Nothing to do with mountain bikes, but do you have a scan of that? My Galaxy is 1994ish.


Scanner isn't working at the moment, i'll try and remember to bring it into work to scan.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:50 am 
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
North Wales AEC / OWMTBC 2010 Champion
User avatar

Joined: Sun May 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Posts: 5973
Location: Chester
Easy_Rider wrote:
chris667 wrote:
Nothing to do with mountain bikes, but do you have a scan of that? My Galaxy is 1994ish.


Scanner isn't working at the moment, i'll try and remember to bring it into work to scan.


Here you go, my crap attempt at getting the work scanner to do what i want. I'll get some proper scans of it all soon and a better one of the specs, i know it hasn't come out well, but its the last page you want :wink:

Dawes Galaxy and Super Galaxy |

Dawes Super Super Galaxy |

Dawes Specification and price list |


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 56 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: dalecooper, Minifreak, NeilM, Retro_Roy and 23 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

About Us

Follow Retrobike

Other cool stuff

All content © 2005-2014 Retrobike unless otherwise stated.
Built and hosted by Twelve Media - Web Design Warwick.
bikedeals - the best bike deals in one place
FatCOGS - Fat Chance Owner's Group

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group