Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

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Brucey
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Brucey » 18 Jan 2019, 1:17pm

the modern ones are usually stiffer. This is good or bad depending whether you are tall/heavy/wanting to carry a load or not.

However a dawes audax 631 is a strange one; it has a stiff main frame (with oversise tubes), 1-1/8" steerer but quite flexible folk blades. Not much difference to a current frame in similar materials, but the fork might be noticeably different.

Disc brakes normally add a fair amount of stiffness to a steel fork, potentially less to a carbon fork.

cheers
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peetee
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby peetee » 18 Jan 2019, 9:17pm

Not much use to the OP I will admit but for anyone looking to purchase a traditional tourer and reading this thread I can heartily recommend the 708 tube set. It has an oversize top tube and special butted internal profile and although it doesn't create a noticeably heavier frame the torsional resistance in the main triangle is significantly better than 531 and especially noticeable on a larger frameset.
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Too many bikes on pegs and too few miles in the legs.

Jamesh
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Jamesh » 18 Jan 2019, 9:52pm

Hi

He's pulled the trigger on a Holdsworth Elan mainly for the disc brakes. I'll borrow it for a ride and get back to all on how it rides.

Cheers James

simonhill
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby simonhill » 19 Jan 2019, 1:44pm

If the OP wants to spend a bit more on the upgrade, he could consider a new paint job. No decals and hey presto, a custom built steel framed tourer.

Trev864
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Trev864 » 16 Apr 2019, 10:26pm

An update on the brakes.......

I fitted new inner and outer cables, straddle wires, brake levers (one was damaged) and bought some Swiss Stop brake pads. I cleaned and greased the pivots.

What a difference. The brakes now perform superbly.

I have also fitted some wider handlebars, new inner and outer gear cables and bar tape. All have made quite a difference,

hoogerbooger
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby hoogerbooger » 16 Apr 2019, 11:01pm

Thanks for reporting back. Glad to hear of there was an obvious improvement. (I shall have to look at re-fettling likewise the cantis on my Randonneur)

Jamesh
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Jamesh » 17 Apr 2019, 8:26am

What are your dates for lejog Trev?
How's the training prep going?

I'm going end June first week of July.

Cheers James

Trev864
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Trev864 » 21 Apr 2019, 11:05pm

James we start our JOGLE on 17th June and plan to do it over 13 days.

The training is going well

Jamesh
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Jamesh » 21 Apr 2019, 11:59pm

May wave at you in Cornwall. First day of lejog (Saturday) heading for Oakhampton.
Will be wearing hi Viz top and red helmet.
Cannondale carbon with spa saddle, waterproof jacket strapped on top of carriadice wedge bag!
Bring it on!

Cheers James

Trev864
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby Trev864 » 22 Apr 2019, 7:30pm

We will look out for you James! :D

scottg
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Re: Old Dawes Galaxy or New Super Galaxy?

Postby scottg » 22 Apr 2019, 7:56pm

A 2005 bike is old ???, it can't even drink yet.

Old bikes have 3 speed freewheels, Chater Lea hubs and Lauterwasser bends.
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