Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

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printedland
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Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

Postby printedland » 2 Jun 2020, 8:16pm

Touring tandem - Dawes Discovery Twin. Front 20" (centre to top) - suit pilot 5'9" to 6'1". Rear 18" (centre-top) - suit stoker up to 5'7" I guess. Had my kids on the back from age 6 up to about age 12.

Wheels: Etreo shining rims (bomb-proof!) on Shimano generic hubs. Schwalbe Marathon tyres.

Drivetrain: Truativ 28/38/48 to Acera 8spd cassette. Shimano rapidfire combined shifters/brake levers

Brakes: Tektro v-brake. Hubs are shaped for disc brakes if required.

Front handlebars butterfly type on adjustable stem. Rear are straight bars.

2 bottle cages

Used for a few decent cycle tours, but in very good condition. Only flaw is a small hole in the fork where a lowrider bolt punched through the aluminium wall (see picture below). I have ridden with this for years with no apparent effect, but hence the low price (in case new owner wants to replace forks)

£200

Based in West Cumbria

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Re: Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

Postby lescargo » 8 Jun 2020, 10:03pm

please pm me.
Know of interested potential buyer.

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printedland
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Re: Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

Postby printedland » 11 Jun 2020, 11:55am

Still available if anyone's interested

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Re: Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

Postby rjb » 11 Jun 2020, 12:09pm

Could you recheck the measurements. Are you talking about centre of bottom bracket to the top of the seat tubes. I ask because my Dawes discovery tandem which is stickered 18/20 looks noticeably smaller than yours. The down tube and the centre tube are run into each other not separate like yours.
I've just measured ours, it's 20" for the captain and 16" for the stoker. The headtube is 135mm between the headset races.
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At the last count:- Peugeot 531 pro, Dawes Discovery Tandem, Dawes Kingpin, Raleigh 20, Falcon K2 MTB dropped bar tourer, Longstaff trike conversion on a Falcon corsa. :D

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Re: Dawes Discovery Tandem 20/18" £200

Postby latequartet » 14 Jun 2020, 8:55pm

Sounds quite interesting and I wonder if you can private message me to discuss further?
A towing-daily-road cyclist (without a car) with children and a wife. Cycling close to and on the NCN 6 in Sheffield.