[CR]Chrome frame..

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

From: "Norris Lockley" <norris@norrislockley.wanadoo.co.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 02:38:45 +0100
Subject: [CR]Chrome frame..

Well spotted Dale and Mark...this frame is definitely a Dawes Galaxy. I sold lots of these over the years. They came in all sorts of colours particularly bronze and green..and always with the half chrome ends. As Mark noticed ,the top-eyes are a give-away as is the pressed plate centre-pull brake cable stop. The very large pressed=plate drop-outs are another identifying factor.

The lugs remind me very much of one of Haden's touring pattern sets...forget the name..plenty of meat in the pipes. As I recall the bottom bracket wasn't too elegant either. But...these frames just last and last...and ride on and on...many of the Cyclists Touring Club members over here just swear by them. Dawes having been making touring bikes for decades...my mother went on her honeymoon on one in the early 1930s! Maybe they are not as elegant as a French "constructeur's " work...but they certainly do the same job..and very well too...for the masses of cyclists who could not afford high-end products and had to be satisfied with factory-made frames.

Norris Lockley...from a very very wet and miserable Settle.UK

PS I think that there's apicture of a set of these lugs somewhere on the Classicrendezvous site