Dawes Horizon frame - steel or aluminium

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CREPELLO
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Re: Dawes Horizon frame - steel or aluminium

Postby CREPELLO » 13 Jan 2012, 12:05pm

Brucey wrote:I have a set of Dawes 531 unicrown forks. 700C with canti bosses, low rider bosses and a threaded 1 1/8" steerer. In the interests of science I scraped some of the paint off and they are indeed bronze-welded at the crown. I genuinely couldn't tell for sure without scraping because the beads were a bit 'ripply' a bit like weld beads made with other processes.
Ah, come to think of it now, I remember the paint flaking around the crown of my old Dawes unicrown's and I distinctly remember seeing bronze. So I guess that made them 531 blades. The frame that they came from was kindly retired for a new frameset by Dawes after a history of 2 brazing failures and one cracked 531 fork blade! Those uni-crown forks (3rd set of) were good to the end.

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Re: Dawes Horizon frame - steel or aluminium

Postby fizz » 13 Jan 2012, 5:17pm

There is a scan of a 1994 Dawes catalogue here if it helps.


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94770

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Re: Dawes Horizon frame - steel or aluminium

Postby Malaconotus » 13 Jan 2012, 5:42pm

fizz wrote:There is a scan of a 1994 Dawes catalogue here if it helps.


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=94770


That's great, thanks. My 1995 is almost identical to the 1994 one, except for the RSX shifters I have. I suspect, therefore, that mine is Reynolds 501 frame and cromo fork, like the 1994 model. Surprised it was as expensive as that back then. £449.95 RRP.