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Show us your steel.....its real...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. My 2005 Dawes audax bought the frame from a young man in London last weekend and have just finished putting it together using parts from my Giant scr.just waiting for the rain to stop so as i can go out and give it a test run.:smile:
     
  2. just jim

    just jim Über Member

    NIIIIIIICE!
     
  3. Thank you Sir.
     
  4. PpPete

    PpPete Veteran

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    Saddle is a bit "nose up" isn't it?
    Somehow the Carradice really suits it, but do you need the rack as well?
     
  5. The saddle was nose up, i had only just finished putting it together, took the picture and noticed it was, I have now leveled it. The rack is used to carry my gear for work in a pannier bag, the rack is off for running around.
     
  6. emulsifier12

    emulsifier12 New Member

    Location:
    Nuneaton
    My Dawes Galaxy Weekend Bike.
     
  7. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    That's a bobby dazzler - it looks in lovely nick. How old is it?

    As promised, some photos of my Viking, out in the daylight on amorning ride:

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  8. Jezston

    Jezston Über Member

    Location:
    London
    OOoh pretty!
    Would probably want to do something sacreligeous and put STI shifters on it myself, but don't worry I won't touch your bike :sad:
    Silver pump is a very nice touch!
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It! Staff Member

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ohh more nice bikes !!!!
     
  10. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    I spent a happy half hour the other night poliching the allumimium pump to a mirror-like shine. It is a lovely bike - when i'm out on it, I feel a bit like I imagine the queen would if she cycled. And was a bloke. And was sweating a fair bit and making unhealthy wheezing noises...
     
  11. NormanD

    NormanD Jaffa Cake Assassin.

    Old Raleigh Winner

    Bought from my neighbour for the pricely sum of £50 in mint condition (used once from brand new in 30 years)

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    Apaprt from the bar tape / saddle bag and the saddle change everything else is original.

    destined to become my touring hack ;)

    Norm
     
  12. GazK

    GazK Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    A couple of months ago I took delivery of this from a local gentleman:

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    This is my summer project - to upgrade the bike to a modern/classic all day comfort bike for road and towpath riding. The aim is to give it the benefit of modern tech without losing the classic look of the bike.

    Well stage 1 is complete: narrow sakae bars and suicide levers replaced with Nitto Randonnuers, Acor Cross Top levers and Shimano 105 brifters. The Weinmann centre pulls have been replaced with Tektro dual pivots, and the whole lot wrapped in brooks bar tape and hemp twine (much swearing at this point). Here we go:

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    The next stage is new wheels (handbuilt by me :smile: - the existing bearings are on the way out) and cassette, new rear mech and STI shifting - the brifters aint brifting at the moment.

    I'm quite pleased with the look so far, and the handling & braking is hugely improved. What does everyone think?
     
  13. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    like it :smile:

    get yourself the matching brooks toestraps…
     
  14. Brahan

    Brahan Senior Member

    Location:
    West Sussex

    What a lovely bike. :smile:
     
  15. Goldie

    Goldie Well-Known Member

    That Falcon looks absolutely gorgeous in that dark metallic ith th honey Brooks accessories. Perfect as is:biggrin: