Dawes Audax Giro

Warny

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Location
Cambridge
Visited my local car-boot at the weekend and couldn't resist a Dawes, as was in really good condition too. Didn't know much about the Audax bikes, this has a 531 frame so reasonably light. Triple chainring, Shimano Tiagra 4400 stuff so maybe late 1990's? Mavic MA3 wheels and a nice Rolls saddle. It's a bit different to my other bikes with the flightdeck gear shifters and wider handlebars, but it's turning into a keeper:-)
 

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cheys03

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Superb condition! What did it cost?
 
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Warny

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Location
Cambridge
I got it for £125 in the end, bit more than my normal car-boot bikes expenditure but it's cleaned up well. I'm quite keen on toe clips and straps, so have put these on instead of the SPD pedals that were on the bike.
 
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Warny

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Location
Cambridge
Thanks, I'm pleased with it so far and it's going to cut down on some journey times for sure. 22 inch frame size seems to be ideal for me (I'm 5ft 9) which is a bonus^_^
 
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Warny

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Location
Cambridge
I'm enjoying the rides so far, the mudguards will come in handy for the months to come. It's nice to have a bit more stopping power than my other steel bikes, the Shimano brakes are very good. The yellow and black looks great!
 

Tebb1t

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I remember them on the Audax rides in the mid to late 90s. I bought an Audax Clubman in 2013 when I was out in Slovakia. Used to use it for bimbling and the occasional ride into work.
 

Ajax Bay

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Location
East Devon
I too bought one @Warny, same colour-way as @Paulus (illustrious company) to ride end-to-end, solo unsupported. This is 'loaded, ready to go' (and yes the Brooks Competition saddle is a bit 'nose up', and it's missing a rear mudguard).
Since then, together we have ridden about 50,000km and completed that end-to-end, and LEL and PBP, and short tours in Scotland, Wales and France, and still going strong (400k and 600k audaxes last October). Though its replacement is waiting to be built up.
One tip: if the FD is still the FD-4400. They have a higher than 'normal' failure rate (the little 'nib' the spring lodges on breaks off). Replace it.
The only other thing I've 'changed' (as opposed to consumables and freehub) is to get a quill convertor and use an Ahead stem and 31.8mm clamp bars.


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Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
I too bought one @Warny, same colour-way as @Paulus (illustrious company) to ride end-to-end, solo unsupported. This is 'loaded, ready to go' (and yes the Brooks Competition saddle is a bit 'nose up', and it's missing a rear mudguard).
Since then, together we have ridden about 50,000km and completed that end-to-end, and LEL and PBP, and short tours in Scotland, Wales and France, and still going strong (400k and 600k audaxes last October). Though its replacement is waiting to be built up.
One tip: if the FD is still the FD-4400. They have a higher than 'normal' failure rate (the little 'nib' the spring lodges on breaks off). Replace it.
The only other thing I've 'changed' (as opposed to consumables and freehub) is to get a quill convertor and use an Ahead stem and 31.8mm clamp bars.


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They are great bikes, as I mentioned, I have done lots of Audax rides and light touring, also many miles commuting.
My crowning glory on it was a CTC holiday in the South of France, culminating in climbing the Ventoux in 1 hour 50 minutes.
 
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Warny

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Location
Cambridge
Great stuff, that's a serious number of km on the bike! I've had some regular short trips on mine, still enjoying riding it. Hopefully when everything picks up will get some longer rides in.
 
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