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by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
29 Aug 2007, 12:58pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Which Wheels - Audax/light touring?
Replies: 6
Views: 1151

Which Wheels - Audax/light touring?

I am looking at buying a new set of 700c wheels and have been looking at the wheelsets offered by Spa Cycles (after having seen lots of recommendations on this forum). The bike will be used for general (unladen) cycling, occasional lightly laden touring (rack pack and bar bag) and hopefully for auda...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
29 Aug 2007, 12:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

I said I'd feedback from the camping trip. I had full camping gear, including gaz stove etc, but not loads of food, as it was just for the one night. All packed into 2 rear panniers with the tent across the rack plus bits and pieces in a bar bag - total weight of luggage was around 12kg, which doesn...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
24 Aug 2007, 8:38am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Really looking forward to this mini trip this weekend - it will be my first tour of any kind, other than the odd day tour, since doing the C2C in 2004. For those interested, I am planning to do the Parkgate to Malpas section of the Cheshire Cycleway, then returning by the same route. I had a trial r...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Aug 2007, 3:36pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Blimey Paul - what a mine of information I have tapped! The seat clamp bolt is indeed a very nice arrangement - exactly as you describe. The third photo looks like what I might need but it may interfere with the location of the bridge - I'll have a look tonight. Alternatively, as you say, a simple c...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Aug 2007, 2:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Well that confirms the date for me! Curiously, the parts I ended up putting on my frame from either the spares bin, E-Bay or the local tip included a 105 groupset and a honey coloured B17. I have since found that both would have been included as standard kit! As you can see - all of the coincidences...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Aug 2007, 2:14pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

It is a metallic grey colour with white head tube. I've seen very similar bikes advertised on EBay, which I think seemed to date from around 1990. As you say it has 2 brazed on spoke carriers on the chainstay. The only oddity I came across when building it up was that the hole in the "bridge&qu...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Aug 2007, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Yes, they feel and look very similar. Not surprising that there are so many queries on forums about position changes etc, when two such apparently similar bikes and positions can feel so different! The strange thing is that I was out on my normal Sunday morning ride with a mate, moaning about the co...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
23 Aug 2007, 12:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

John - I'd be very interested to know what in particular you preferred about the Raleigh against the Dawes. As I said in the OP, I have had 4 Galaxy's on and off for the last 30 years, 2 of them were the older style frames and 2 of them post 1990, with what I perceive to be a heavier built frame. Al...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
21 Aug 2007, 11:29am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Thanks Julk. 10 or 12 years ago I had a (then new) Galaxy with the larger diameter 531 tube set and also an ancient Galaxy with very grotty components that I used to use for the winter commute. The old one appeared to have a much more slender frame and again was inherently more forgiving as a ride t...
by noel.shearer@uuplc.co.uk
21 Aug 2007, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur
Replies: 91
Views: 46315

Dawes Galaxy -v- Raleigh Randonneur

Hi - first post after lurking on the sidelines for months. Apologies for the length of this first post - difficult to describe problem. I bought a Dawes Galaxy in 2004 to do the C2C ride, after having previously owned 3 others over a period of 20+years. At the time, I suspected I was being sold a fr...