Narrowing down the ago of my Galaxy.

simongt

Veteran
Location
Norwich
By the head badge, I know my recently aquired Super Galaxy was made between '81 - 2000. However, as specs change during the production run of such long produced bikes as the Galaxy, thought that if I contacted Dawes and gave a ful list of the frame number, colour, spec / components etc., of my particular one, they may be able to narrow it down to a time bracket, e.g., '85 - '90.
E- mailed Dawes with the list and they replied asking if I could send a photograph of my Galaxy as this would help them date it.
Bearing in mind the fire that destroyed their records was in 1975, Am I missing something here - ? :whistle:
 

Punkawallah

Well-Known Member
I’d be tempted to check the components for date stamps - brakes & hubs usually. If it has Campagnolo parts, they can be dated, too. Comes with the usual caveats, though :-)

My Galaxy-type (2nd hand) came with a mix of Galaxy and Super components :-)
 

dnrc

Über Member
Location
Norwich
By the head badge, I know my recently aquired Super Galaxy was made between '81 - 2000. However, as specs change during the production run of such long produced bikes as the Galaxy, thought that if I contacted Dawes and gave a ful list of the frame number, colour, spec / components etc., of my particular one, they may be able to narrow it down to a time bracket, e.g., '85 - '90.
E- mailed Dawes with the list and they replied asking if I could send a photograph of my Galaxy as this would help them date it.
Bearing in mind the fire that destroyed their records was in 1975, Am I missing something here - ? :whistle:
Why not just post a picture here? Or on Retrobike - you'll get an answer in no time I would have thought
 

classic33

Legendary Member
By the head badge, I know my recently aquired Super Galaxy was made between '81 - 2000. However, as specs change during the production run of such long produced bikes as the Galaxy, thought that if I contacted Dawes and gave a ful list of the frame number, colour, spec / components etc., of my particular one, they may be able to narrow it down to a time bracket, e.g., '85 - '90.
E- mailed Dawes with the list and they replied asking if I could send a photograph of my Galaxy as this would help them date it.
Bearing in mind the fire that destroyed their records was in 1975, Am I missing something here - ? :whistle:
The fire was before your bike was built, using the years you've given.
 

Punkawallah

Well-Known Member
Ask the question in the Vintage section though, where all the old steel fans loiter. Maybe the @Moderators should move the post to a more appropriate place?
Hey! Less of the 'old' - I'm just 'well matured' :-)
 
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