Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

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Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby mikeandpatsmith » 21 Sep 2016, 1:31am

Hello fellow bikers:

Does any members out there know where I may obtain a Dawes Dalesman 5 speed preferably around 1962 for our museum. I am looking for the rare tri-colour that was available in green, lime and yellow, I am willing to paint the bike these colours and have been in contact with Dawes, Birmingham but they are unable to help me with colour chips or this colour combination.

If any members have a bike for sale or know where I may obtain these colours please contact me through the forum or directly at my email address ontario1950@gmail.com

Thank you.

Dr. Michael Smith

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby robgul » 21 Sep 2016, 2:49pm

I think you have mixed your brands and models?

Claud Butler made the Dalesman
Dawes made the Galaxy (which IIRC was pretty much the Dalesman equivalent as a tourer and vice versa)

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby Roadster » 21 Sep 2016, 4:18pm

The later Claud Butler Dalesman (made by Holdsworth) is better known but Dawes did indeed make their own Dalesman in the early '60s:-
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=240461

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby robgul » 21 Sep 2016, 4:57pm

Roadster wrote:The later Claud Butler Dalesman (made by Holdsworth) is better known but Dawes did indeed make their own Dalesman in the early '60s:-
http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=240461


Ah - I stand corrected.

. . . and a bit of trivia .... one of the 1963 Great Train Robbers (I forget which one) was employed by Claud Butler/Holdsworth as a frame-builder before he went on to more lucrative activities!

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby Roadster » 21 Sep 2016, 5:53pm

And a more exciting activity too, I daresay!
Looks like Dawes abandoned their somewhat parochial "Dalesman" name in favour of something a bit more... uh, cosmic.

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby Standover » 23 Nov 2016, 12:57am

I have what I believe to be a dawes dalesman, just picked up recently. It's missing the badge and the decals (has clearly had a dodgy paint job in the past)
It rides beatifully, but Frame needs repainting. most of the chrome parts have surface rust
If you are interested I can supply pics

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 24 Nov 2016, 11:40pm

I had a Dawes Dalesman in the 70s, a hand-me-down from my older brother. It was purple IIRC, and with not-very-good equipment. Just a standard carbon steel frame. I crashed it into another boy and bent the frame..

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Re: Tracking down a 1960s Dawes Dalesman

Postby jon.hart » 13 Sep 2019, 6:20pm

Did you ever find your Dalesman?

I have what I believe to be an Olympic edition. It has the rings on the seat tube and on the Brookes saddle. I'd love to find out more about it.