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Dawes Super Galaxy 1987

The benchmark in production touring bikes, this is a superb original 1987 model which is in regular use

Frame:
Reynolds 531 super tourist

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531

Pedals:
currently using spds although the original alloy quills are in my parts box, wish I could find some good old style touring shoes now

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
18 speed

Derailleurs/Shifters:
Shimano

Handlebars/Stem:
Alloy quill / Dawes engraved alloy

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks B17 / SR alloy

Brakes:
Weinmann levers and cantilevers

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
27 x 1 1/4 quick release alloy

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
27 x 1 1/4 alloy

Accessories:
mudguards, carrier, bottle cage,

More Info:
Now upgraded with a Shimano Sora 9 speed gear set, Ahead adjustable stem and flat topped bars which spread the weight on my hands, put the bars where I want them, and my gear changing now from the bars, the most comfortable bike I have ever ridden. Also converted to 700c wheels Shimano Tiagra hubs on Mavic rims (from Dave Hinde), with Schwalbe Marathon tyres and a cargo trailer comes in useful for shopping or taking a decent amount of camping kit on tour.

Added by alanf1968. Last updated over 9 years ago.

As of over 9 years ago, alanf1968 has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

2 Comments

jambon

jambon says:

In its original guise this is just lovely

Posted over 5 years ago

Nimhskater978

Nimhskater978 says:

very nice I just picked up a 70's Dawes Galaxy with the crappy simplex I am gonna rebuild it with a better group, but anyways very nice ride.

Posted about 11 years ago