Re: [CR] Mark Hoffman's Dawes

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From: John D Proch <>
To: Dale <>, <>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 23:37:13 -0600
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Subject: Re: [CR] Mark Hoffman's Dawes

Hello Dale,

That is very cool. My parents met on a blind date in that city near the spot that the bike was sold, if the decal is original to the bike and they moved away from there in 1953 after graduating college. The Dawes is very pretty. Thank you for the photos and views.

Best Regards, John Proch La Grange, Texas
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> Date: Sat, 6 Feb 2010 00:14:08 -0500
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> Subject: [CR] Mark Hoffman's Dawes
> I took these pics of Mark's very cool bike at the 2006 Cirque:
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, North Carolina USA
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> Subject: Re: [CR] Dawes
> Ah, Dawes...They seemed to have multiplied in the incubator of my basement. My
> first was a Double Blue. I scrounged it from a scrap pile at Anown America
> sometime in the 70's. It had an inaccurately made rear triangle that needed
> some filing to make a wheel sit properly. But the patient survived and grew to
> be my rain-bike. I always was a sucker for long chrome on the forks. I am
> always pleased after riding this bike.
> My second was a 50's vintage that belonged to the late Jimmy Doone, patron saint
> of cycling in my city. Very cool bike with the best head badge ever. Tim
> Fricker took some nice pics of it at Cirque last year:
> It's a sort of straw color. I believe it had been coated with some sort of
> varnish at one time. It sports an Allvit 'cause the original Simplex TdeF was
> shot. I broke the rather rare left-side cottered alloy crank, so it has an SR
> cottered alloy crank while I try to decide what the bike ultimate fate might
> be.
> I came by a Dawes Echelon with a crinkled seat stay. It now resides at my
> daughter's house in Oklahoma, so I have something to ride when I visit. A
> pedestrian model that serves the purpose.
> I still have a forkless Super Galaxy in the basement, awaiting a rebirth as an
> AW hubed three speed. So many projects.....
> Mark "Dawes Lover" Hoffman
> New Britain, CT