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Dawes tourers

Discussion in 'Touring and Adventure Cycling' started by Milo, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Location:
    Melksham, Wilts
    Hallo all recently been looking around on eBay and have been seeing quite cheap £200+ tourer bikes. I was just wondering what peoples thoughts are on dawes tourers?
     
  2. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    Dawes has a good reputation for touring bikes, and there are at least two threads going on in this section on Dawes tourers.

    If you could get a Dawes Galaxy for £200 that would be a good deal, but I suspect relatively new ones are going to go for £400+. However an older Dawes in good condition would still be worth considering.
     
  3. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Location:
    Meanwood, Leeds
    I have a s/h £200 Dawes Galaxy. It's performed well and was a true bargain.
     
  4. simoncc

    simoncc New Member

    2 years ago I bought up a mint, 1997, almost unused Dawes Horizon, minus rack, for £75 from my local bike shop. Tourers are not that fashionable any more and good cheap examples can be picked up quite cheaply.
     
  5. Tony

    Tony New Member

    Location:
    Surrey
    Have a look at the other Dawes threads here.
     
  6. They're great bikes, especially the older ones with the UK-built frames. Mine is from the mid 80s, I think. I had it resprayed about ten years ago and the guy who stripped it (George Longstaff, who knew a thing or two about frames) said there wasn't any rust at all anywhere on it. I spent about twice what the bike was worth on paint and bits for it and it was worth every penny. If you can get one for £200 or so (and you could probably get one cheaper), go for it.
     
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    me likey mine mucho
     
  8. Bromptonaut

    Bromptonaut Rohan Man

    Location:
    Bugbrooke UK
    Another vote for an eighties Galaxy.

    Mine's actualy a Londoner - slightly down specc'd for the London Bicycle Co. Frame is standard Galaxy 531ST but the original Suntour "groupset" was a midrange compared to the set up supplied on Galaxy branded versions.