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Old 12-14-10, 02:17 PM
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Early 70s Dawes Galaxy

A Dawes Galaxy I picked up from the original owner. Says he bought it in 1970 while attending Northwestern.




















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Old 12-14-10, 02:19 PM
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Beautiful bike, will be good to see when it is cleaned up.
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It's a beautiful machine, but much too small for me.

I'm going to see what, if anything, is in better shape than on my Supercourse, like the hubs and the leather saddle that my Supercourse was missing. And then somebody is going to get an awesome frame set for their new single speed.
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And, yes, the rear Huret Allvit derailleur is a twisted wreck.
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Further proof that Benotto tape will last for-ev-er.
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Nice

I have a slightly newer version of that bike.

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Originally Posted by tugrul View Post
And, yes, the rear Huret Allvit derailleur is a twisted wreck.
Despite that, it probably didn't affect the performance much.
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Did they originally come with stem shifters? If so, this throws my "conventional wisdom" about Reynolds 531 tubed framesets, out the window!

Tugrul, I can possibly help you out for parts if you want to try to flip it. Let me know what you might need and I'll dig around and send you a box.
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These pictures just make me sad. Short of re-chroming, what can be done? Why the neglect?





I am currently have in the basement for winter restoration, a 1968 Raleigh Record. I'm doing this for the original owner. While the Wrights saddle is shot along with the consumables, the rust and oxidation is at a minimum. Every other bit has potential. Even the steel crankset.
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh View Post
Did they originally come with stem shifters? If so, this throws my "conventional wisdom" about Reynolds 531 tubed framesets, out the window!
I don't think I've seen a photo of another with stem shifters. They are the same enormous levers my Supercourse has as down tube shifters.

Tugrul, I can possibly help you out for parts if you want to try to flip it. Let me know what you might need and I'll dig around and send you a box.
I've thought about what to do with it, and I'm not sure if there is a market for it if I make it functional, but don't take steps to deal with the frame's condition.

And whatever "restoration" I do to the frame limits the market in one way or the other.

I figure it is best to send the frame out into the world as is and let the next owner have a blank canvas.


If it were my size, I've been drooling over this:

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Gonna go out on a limb and ask... Is the OP's bike really early 70's?

Seems more like mid 60's with the components and stuff.....anyone?


I thought they were using that style 531 sticker earlier than the 70's.
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I think it has more in common with the mid-70's Galaxy than the 1964 one.
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Great looking bike, shame about the rust though.

Time to make friends with the local chrome shop.
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I have a nice 23" Galaxy frame set just hanging here..
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My guess is that it is from the late 60's. I remember selling brown and green Galaxy's in about 1971 and they came with down tube Simplex shifters and black plastic derailleurs. Otherwise, Reynolds 531 frame, 3 piece steel cottered crankset, leather saddle, Weinmann center pull's, Weinmann aluminum rims with 2 quick release hubs. Too bad about the really bad condition of the OP bike. If restorable, it is a major project.
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This chrome was in much worse shape than the chrome on the Galaxy. It is from a late 1950s Dawes. There is hope.
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I didn't realize that you could twist a Huret Allvit like that without also destroying the dropout.
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