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Dawes Price Increase

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Muddyfox, 22 Apr 2008.

  1. Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    All Dawes bikes will increase by 15 % as of the 1st May 2008 (ouch)

    Due to the cost of raw materials

    Simon
     
  2. Yup, and they're not alone.
     
  3. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds
    Price rises were flagged last year. They are only just making themselves felt. Thankfully I have not imminent need of a new bike. Other manufacturers are due to follow suit.
     
  4. Alan Biles

    Alan Biles Senior Member

    Location:
    Salisbury, England
    Glad I bought my Super Galaxy last October.
     
  5. The thing is the price is just on all bikes that are bought from the warehouse after the 1st are going to have the new price so if you are looking for a new Dawes (the 1st at the moment) to put up there price ask if they got it before the 1st as lots of shops are getting in more stock before then.
     
  6. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Alan, you weren't cycling on a brown super galaxy through the woodford valley on sunday were you?
     
  7. Alan Biles

    Alan Biles Senior Member

    Location:
    Salisbury, England
    I do on a regular basis. It's my Sunday morning 21 mile circuit - Salisbury, A338 to Newton Tony, across Boscombe Down, A303:ohmy: to Amesbury then down through the Woodford Valley.

    However, last Sunday the 20th, it wasn't me. I decided I ought to attack the garden instead.

    And I do have a Brown Super Galaxy.

    Alan
     
  8. iacula

    iacula Senior Member

    Location:
    Southampton
    Glad I bought my Super Galaxy, 30 years ago!
     
  9. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant



    How annoying. The husband and I were just at the top of the hill after Sting's house eating flapjack and someone cycled past on a brown super galaxy. Thought it might be you.

    I've been cycling the Woodford valley for nearly 20 years now and it hasn't changed at all...I love it down there.
     
  10. Alan Biles

    Alan Biles Senior Member

    Location:
    Salisbury, England
    You won't see me for a few weeks either as the S/G and I are having another bash at the E2E. Train to Penzance tomorrow. LE to Bodmin Saturday.

    A
     
  11. Plax

    Plax Veteran

    Location:
    Wales
    Oooooooooh, do you think the 2007 Dawes Discovery 601 I have my eye on might go up in price too? I'm planning to get it at the end of May when I've saved up the cash.
     
  12. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    Good luck! Jammy git.
     
  13. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Be rather cheeky if it did, seeing as how it was made about 2 years ago!
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Muddyfox

    Muddyfox Veteran

    I hope alan is through Devon by now ... we've had torrential rain here for most of the day today

    I was in the LBS today and he was saying that so far Mongoose and GT are the only suppliers that he uses that have'nt commited to a price increase so far

    Simon
     
  15. Alan Biles

    Alan Biles Senior Member

    Location:
    Salisbury, England
    Day 2 (Bodmin to Exeter) was a bit damp until Okehampton. Had a cake stop and re-emerged to brilliant sunshine and a tailwind for the rest of the day. The 29th (Sandford to Hereford) saw us getting wet in Chepstow but we made it into the B&B in Hereford before the rain got torrential. We had a bit of rain in Glasgow but otherwise managed to stay dry and have a tailwind throughout the ride. We arrived JOG on Thursday at around 1.30pm. Got back to Salisbury about two hours ago. No problems and no p***tures.

    Cathryn - I'll probably give the Woodford Valley a miss tomorrow if that's OK.

    Alan