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by skogar
24 Aug 2019, 10:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Bonefish blues - Manyy thnks for the post -its very useful. It wouldn't surprise me if SJS ordered the bike like that possibly due to customer requests or to add some upgrades. If it turns out that is the case then it could be more original than I thought. It may be that the 21 gears were on the ori...
by skogar
24 Aug 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Front bars re definitely Dawes branded - not sure about the back bars but they also look very similar to those on the street style. The bike also has a couple of stickers on from SJS cycles. I have contacted to see if they can provide any information about the bike and what spec it had when it was s...
by skogar
24 Aug 2019, 2:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Well bike seems to work OK. Just me that needs more practice at riding it. Fork is definitely unicrown now I know what I am looking for. I can see that there is a frame which I think may be similar to mine in the 1994 Dawes catalogue, even has a unicrown fork - backstreet twin. frame 301 but not the...
by skogar
24 Aug 2019, 9:41am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Yes I see what you mean about the frame not being quite the same. Perhaps it was made from some leftovers someone found in a cupboard. :D The hunt continues.. Anyway must dash - time to go and play on it.
by skogar
23 Aug 2019, 10:42pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Dawes have sent me the catalogue scan of the horizon. Here it is It definitely looks about right. The back stays are correct and it has 18 gears on the original. Horizon Twin 1993.jpg Not had chance to check the forks on the bike but it will be coming out for a test ride tomorrow so will have a look...
by skogar
23 Aug 2019, 12:38pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

LollyKat - That did make me chuckle. Network man - my guess was that if the serial number included the year then the only 2 digits that made sense were the last 2 which would be 94. I emailed Dawes in case they could identify it and this is the answer I received. "Thank you for your email, the ...
by skogar
22 Aug 2019, 7:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Thanks Network man - I see what you mean about the stays. The shape at the back doesn't match the 1992 horizon. The fork is a bit of a mystery. Finally managed to get the serial number. Needed real daylight and it was too wet here last night to look.
5012194
by skogar
21 Aug 2019, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Many thanks for the post Lollykat. 1991 would make sense I think as the few pictures of bikes I have seen in this colour look to be 18 speed also it would make sense that this was the colour of possibly the first horizon tandems seeing as I can't see any in the 1990 and earlier cataloques i have bee...
by skogar
20 Aug 2019, 8:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Just had another look on my computer here. I can make a bit more out :D - my monitor at work is appalling. Enough to see that it is 18 speed and that the forks should be 531 unfortunately still struggling to get all the detail - i couldn't see that at work at all.
by skogar
20 Aug 2019, 8:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

I found a site with quite a few more Dawes catalogues on but it hasn't really helped. The Dawes Horizon appears as a solo bike in the 1986 on, but the only tnadem appears to be a Galaxy and it is just described as tandem, implying there is only one - the same in the 1990 catalogue. Based on the lack...
by skogar
20 Aug 2019, 12:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Many thanks for the scan of the 1992 catalogue. As you say the colour isn't correct for this one so it doesn't quite match. I thought it was odd that there wasn't the same range of tandems in the 1993 catalogue but as it is a Dutch one it would make sense that there are fewer drop handled bikes so t...
by skogar
20 Aug 2019, 7:24am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

I think it will be earlier than 1994 as the 1994 catalogue shows the bike in a lighter purple and with different decals. There is a 1993 catalogue on the same link but that doesn't have the horizon in http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=94770 with the 4 tandems shown already on...
by skogar
19 Aug 2019, 9:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

Many thanks for all the responses. I haven't managed to find the serial number yet on the frame but I'm sure it will be there somewhere. Will try and have another look in better light.
by skogar
19 Aug 2019, 12:48pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Re: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem

many thanks for the replies. To be honest I'm a bit confused as to the date. The one in the 1994 catalogue is a lighter purple colour than this one but I have seen a picture of one in a similar colour to this which is 6 speed rather than 7 which I would assume was probably the previous / earlier mod...
by skogar
19 Aug 2019, 7:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem
Replies: 39
Views: 1426

Dating a Dawes Horizon Tandem - A few more photos

Here are a few more photos of the tandem in case they give any more clues as to the age.
tandem6.jpg
tandem7.jpg
tandem9.jpg

Many thanks