Can anyone identify this head badge?

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pwa
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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby pwa » 7 Jan 2020, 1:36pm

backnotes wrote:There's a "Dawes roadster ladies rod brake bike" listed on eBay at the moment that suggests that Dawes may have once made "everyday" bikes with rod brakes and what looks like a transfer rather than a metal badge on the head tube.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1945-55-RARE ... 3489662703

There's no head-on view of the badge at the front, but here's a close-up of the Dawes transfer on the rear mudguard, and if you squint hard enough it looks a bit like the "Turin shroud" version as enhanced above.

PS - I suspect from the close-up that the LH bottom bracket cup could maybe do with a drop or two of threadlock!

That Dawes badge does look similar.

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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby Seanick » 17 Jan 2020, 9:36pm

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My better half finally found it on line!!

1935 Dawes 'Popular Light Roadster'.

Progress so far:

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Some bits of the frame stripped and primed, tyres and tubes (block tread) ordered, local bike shop spent four hours on the BB, collecting tomorrow. :-)
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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby Brucey » 18 Jan 2020, 1:51pm

well found!

Please post pictures as you make progress, I'm sure that many will find them interesting.

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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby Mick F » 18 Jan 2020, 3:05pm

+1

Well done indeed! :D
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby Seanick » 30 Jan 2020, 10:52pm

A little progress. Forks are finished. Frame stripped and being primed. I bought in old Triumph for its parts for this one, but it seemed a shame to break it, so I have serviced it and its up for sale.
The bike shop fitted a cotterless crank which I don't really like, so I put the old crankshaft in the lathe and recut the bearing surfaces to remove the pitting. After that I polished it and it looks ok. I doubt it will do high miles, so will look out for another.

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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby pwa » 31 Jan 2020, 8:26am

To put such effort into rescuing that old bike says something very positive about the person doing it.

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Re: Can anyone identify this head badge?

Postby Seanick » 31 Jan 2020, 10:45pm

pwa wrote:To put such effort into rescuing that old bike says something very positive about the person doing it.


I think its says they should be taken away by the men in white coats......

Looking even better today:

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