Dawes tourers

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

  1. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
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