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Dawes 1970 Women's Bike

Old 08-11-19, 06:04 PM
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Dawes 1970 Women's Bike

I have a bike that was purchased in 1970 with the Dawes crest on it. I would like to sell it to a collector if possible, but have no idea what it might be worth. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by conniebsimon View Post
I have a bike that was purchased in 1970 with the Dawes crest on it. I would like to sell it to a collector if possible, but have no idea what it might be worth. Thanks.

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Hello Constance & Welcome To The Forum

The company made a range of models.

The brand and date of the bicycle is a start.

Model and condition can greatly affect market value.

Not all of the company's models were offered in a women's edition so that limits the possibilities a bit.

You will need to find a way to post or link to images of the bike to get any meaningful responses.

New members cannot post links or images until they accrue ten posts.

This page has Dawes manufacturer catalogues posted beginning with the year 1967. You may find your model here -

http://2velo.com/dawes-bicycle-catalogs/
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Back in the day, sadly, almost all womens models were low end. Doubtful any collector will be interested. In addition, way back when, for every good bike sold at a bike shop, hundreds of basic bikes were sold. So chances are, it's low end. Collectors want the one in a hundred model.

Without more information, no idea.
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Back in the day, sadly, almost all womens models were low end. Doubtful any collector will be interested. In addition, way back when, for every good bike sold at a bike shop, hundreds of basic bikes were sold. So chances are, it's low end. Collectors want the one in a hundred model.

Without more information, no idea.
Thanks for the reply. I looked at the women's bikes from back then and most were three speed. This is a ten-speed but have not been able to find a picture of it on line yet.
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My guess would be that it is a model called the Realmrider.

IIRC this model had a transfer on the top tube of the frame with the Realmrider name.

Transfers were not clear coated so it could have easily flaked or worn away...

Try looking at the Realmriders in the catalogues to see if you find anything similar to your example.

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Old 08-28-19, 05:17 PM
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Could not find enough women's bike pictures for the Realm rider. It kind of looks like something called a Diana.

It was purchased new in 1970 and is a women's 10-speed bike. Found a serial number by the back wheel that says JR787 stamped in the metal. Think that is the serial number. Took pictures and just posted those on Cycling UK Forum to see if anyone recognizes it.

Hate to just junk it.

Thanks for your advice.

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Old 08-29-19, 03:15 PM
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There is no reason to junk it. There were plenty of 10 speed mixtes sold back in the day and there is a market for them especially in larger cities where they make a real cool townie for the right person. If you can post some pics of the bike and give us an idea of your location, we can give you a value for the bike.
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I have not posted enough for me to include the photos. Tried to include a link to Dropbox, but it won't allow me to do that. If you have an email outside of the forum I can send you photos or contact me thru conniesimo at cox dot net. Thanks for your help. Connie
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Where I live a bike like this would fetch less than $100 (I paid $60 for my Dawes). It does have charm and I expect someone would enjoy owning it. Best of luck!

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Originally Posted by conniebsimon View Post
Could not find enough women's bike pictures for the Realm rider. It kind of looks like something called a Diana.

It was purchased new in 1970 and is a women's 10-speed bike. Found a serial number by the back wheel that says JR787 stamped in the metal. Think that is the serial number. Took pictures and just posted those on Cycling UK Forum to see if anyone recognizes it.

Hate to just junk it.

Thanks for your advice.

Connie
Decide what your time is worth. May only sell for $50. Don't junk it, either sell it or donate it. I tend to donate bikes at this value point as the hassle of selling is too much for $50.

UK values could be higher (or lower). I do not know.

As far as womens ten speeds, a lot of them out there. Just look at a Schwinn catalog from the early 1970s. Its just most were low end, although Schwinn did make a womens Paramount too.
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If you use the term, "step-thru frame," instead of assigning a gender to the bike, you will likely widen your audience.
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Originally Posted by conniebsimon View Post
Could not find enough women's bike pictures for the Realm rider. It kind of looks like something called a Diana.

It was purchased new in 1970 and is a women's 10-speed bike. Found a serial number by the back wheel that says JR787 stamped in the metal. Think that is the serial number. Took pictures and just posted those on Cycling UK Forum to see if anyone recognizes it.

Hate to just junk it.

Thanks for your advice.

Connie
Sadly, serial # are useless for Dawes. A fire took all the records back in the day.
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