1980s tourer wanted

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1980s tourer wanted

Postby printedland » 4 Jul 2020, 10:26am

I'm after a project - a bike in decent enough condition to make it worth doing up

Ideally I'd like a tourer (preferably) or racing bike from the 80s or beginning of the 90s - you know, the heyday of Raleigh and Dawes and that sort of thing. Probably up to £200 for the right kind of bike?

Must be quite large - bigger than 23" frame

Anyone got anything languishing in a garage or shed? It'll probably need a courier, as I live in west Cumbria.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby Cyclewala » 4 Jul 2020, 4:50pm

There is one on another forum that's in near new condition.

I think BigJim, the poster, might also be on this forum:

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/ralei ... ng.263916/

Edit: it's in Manchester so not far to collect.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bigjim » 4 Jul 2020, 6:51pm

Yes that's me but it might be a bit over your budget. I've got an early 25imch frame Dawes Galaxy due to sell at about £200 which doesn't need anything doing to it.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bigjim » 5 Jul 2020, 11:28am

bigjim wrote:Yes that's me but it might be a bit over your budget. I've got an early 25imch frame Dawes Galaxy due to sell at about £200 which doesn't need anything doing to it.

I'll put some proper photos up when I get the chance but these are the bike on a tour from Basel to Bezier. Now sports mudguards and new bar tape. Different saddle. I've changed the original canti brakes for sidepulls but the originals will be supplied with the bike if you want to refit them.
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And a local ride shot.
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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bigjim » 9 Jul 2020, 9:23am

I'm receiving PMs about this bike but it's telling me I'm not authorised to read them. Mods?

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby printedland » 9 Jul 2020, 11:04am

I was trying to PM you yesterday - sorry it didn't get through. I'm interested if it's still for sale. Do you want to try PM'ing me?

Ian

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bigjim » 9 Jul 2020, 3:29pm

printedland wrote:I was trying to PM you yesterday - sorry it didn't get through. I'm interested if it's still for sale. Do you want to try PM'ing me?

Ian

Still not allowing me to read your messages.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby printedland » 9 Jul 2020, 3:31pm

bigjim wrote:
printedland wrote:I was trying to PM you yesterday - sorry it didn't get through. I'm interested if it's still for sale. Do you want to try PM'ing me?

Ian

Still not allowing me to read your messages.


How frustrating! Are you okay to email me?

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bigjim » 9 Jul 2020, 4:08pm

printedland wrote:
bigjim wrote:
printedland wrote:I was trying to PM you yesterday - sorry it didn't get through. I'm interested if it's still for sale. Do you want to try PM'ing me?

Ian

Still not allowing me to read your messages.


How frustrating! Are you okay to email me?

sent you my email in pm.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby bri7800 » 27 Jul 2020, 7:05pm

I have a Raleigh granada and a dawes mirage. Both are 25 inch frames.

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Re: 1980s tourer wanted

Postby printedland » 27 Jul 2020, 7:23pm

bri7800 wrote:I have a Raleigh granada and a dawes mirage. Both are 25 inch frames.


Since starting this post, I have managed to track down an old Dawes Galaxy. However, I may be interested in the Raleigh. How much were you wanting for it? Feel free to PM me with more details
Thanks
Ian