Vintage dawes road bike

supersixone

Active Member
Just bought this really nice condition
Came with orginal engraved handlebars
Brooks b17 saddle been stood for ten years
Rode it it rides really nice and gears change smoothly does anybody know model and year its looks late fifths
Just going to clean and put orginal handlebars back on with new tape I think brakes are later
 

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Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
That looks like a very early model, great find.
The saddle should be worth a fair bit, I’d sell on as it doesn’t really suit the bike. Are you sure it’s a B17, looks like a B67?
A narrower brooks without springs would look great.
Fabulous bike.
 
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midlife

Guru
Yep, an early one :smile: the Maxy chainset was a popular 70's upgrade for a steel chainset Still has the original red caps too
 
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Cycleops

Legendary Member
Location
Accra, Ghana
Very nice. When you’re replacing the bars I should also change all the cables and outer housings, after ten years they will be rusted and sticky.
Check the tyres for perishing too. Brake blocks will need replacement.
Judging by that chainring I’d it’s had little use.
 
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supersixone

Active Member
That looks like a very early model, great find.
The saddle should be worth a fair bit, I’d sell on as it doesn’t really suit the bike. Are you sure it’s a B17, looks like a B67?
A narrower brooks without springs would look great.
Fabulous bike.
It came with the orginal saddle brooks b15
That saddle was hidden under a seat cover
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Nice :becool:
 

Paulus

Started young, and still going.
Location
Barnet,
From the head badge design the bike could be from 1949-1963

1949-1963: 1st Modelheadbadge-1stmodel.jpg

  • 1963 as end date based on the introduction of the Galaxy in ’63/’64, and a M-serial (1962) frame with ‘1st model’ and P-serial (1963) with ‘2nd model’ head badge
  • This model badge has many different colour variations. The earliest ones having a White letter ‘D’ on a dark blue Background, similar to the head transfers
 
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