Vintage Dawes Red Feather

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Hi All,
Can anyone help and give me some advice and info on my vintage Dawes bike. It was my grandfathers and not being a bike expert in any way, I know little about it other than it’s a red feather, beautiful bike. No idea of the age!? It’s a little rusted in the surface but I had new brakes and tyres out on about 10 years ago. Seat and everything else is original.

I no longer use it so it sadly sits in the garage. Considering selling to a good home!? However battling with the thought!
 

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Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
Hi All,
Can anyone help and give me some advice and info on my vintage Dawes bike. It was my grandfathers and not being a bike expert in any way, I know little about it other than it’s a red feather, beautiful bike. No idea of the age!? It’s a little rusted in the surface but I had new brakes and tyres out on about 10 years ago. Seat and everything else is original.

I no longer use it so it sadly sits in the garage. Considering selling to a good home!? However battling with the thought!
Welcome to the forum. That looks a lovely bike. I see that the brake levers have been changed at some point, and as for the frame, a little cosmetic TLC would bring it up looking good.. I would say that the bike comes from the 60's, or early 70's although there are more knowledgeable people here who can give a more definitive answer.
 

AndyRM

XOXO
Location
North Shields
That's very nice, and I particularly like the snazzy bar-tape!

If it does have sentimental value, are there any cyclists in the family who may be interested?
 

Cycleops

Guru
Location
Accra, Ghana
Hello and welcome to CC.

I think these were produced from the early sixties, mainly for the yoof market.

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Looks like it will need a bit of work to bring it up tho scratch. Not really sought after model and a small frame size but worth about £50.
Brookes saddle if in good condition would be worth more than the rest of the bike.
After a few more posts you can offer it on here.

Good luck with it.
 
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