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Team Dawes 1989 racing frames
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Hi all new here
Any info on team Dawes racing frames on their reliability or just any info at all Smile
Cheers


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(08-04-2021, 04:34 PM)Rosslwhite Wrote:  Hi all new here
Any info on team Dawes racing frames on their reliability or just any info at all Smile
Cheers

Older bikes were considered to be of decent quality and had very good frame integrity for a mid range marque. The "Team" name does not mean it is a team bike just a model name. I know there may have been some issues with quality of finish work both in the frame itself and the paintwork for earlier bikes. Their newer bikes are made by some conglomerate and are pretty much department store bikes with cheaper components.

I would need to see detailed photos to get an idea of the year and quality. Early bikes were made with Reynolds 531 tubing (lightweight, strong, and fairly stiff). If your decal on the downtube near the shifters is 531 than I would presume it to be one of their better frames; though still not a top level race frame. If Reynolds 501 or other tubing it would be a frame at a tier down from their better frames made of 531 tubing. Overall value would be dependent on actual frame condition and the level and condition of the components installed. If the components are original then you may be able to determine the approximate age by one or two years via date codes stamped into the parts. Also, the serial number, if there is one, may be able to be traced to a year of manufacture.

Given the fact that it has "safety" brake levers it is probably a fairly 'run of the mill' sport/recreational racer; still having a quality frame though. If it was complete with wheels and fully functional I would put it's value in the $150-$250 range (low price side if cheaper parts, higher price side if mid to high range parts); parts can always be upgraded though. If I saw that for sale as shown without any other photos I would buy it for about $75, or if 531 tubing maybe up to $125 without wheels. I assume you are looking to potentially buy that bike.
Take care,
Jesper

"I am become Death, the destroyer of bicycles." NJS
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(08-04-2021, 08:29 PM)Jesper Wrote:  
(08-04-2021, 04:34 PM)Rosslwhite Wrote:  Hi all new here
Any info on team Dawes racing frames on their reliability or just any info at all Smile
Cheers

Older bikes were considered to be of decent quality and had very good frame integrity for a mid range marque. The "Team" name does not mean it is a team bike just a model name. I know there may have been some issues with quality of finish work both in the frame itself and the paintwork for earlier bikes. Their newer bikes are made by some conglomerate and are pretty much department store bikes with cheaper components.

I would need to see detailed photos to get an idea of the year and quality. Early bikes were made with Reynolds 531 tubing (lightweight, strong, and fairly stiff). If your decal on the downtube near the shifters is 531 than I would presume it to be one of their better frames; though still not a top level race frame. If Reynolds 501 or other tubing it would be a frame at a tier down from their better frames made of 531 tubing. Overall value would be dependent on actual frame condition and the level and condition of the components installed. If the components are original then you may be able to determine the approximate age by one or two years via date codes stamped into the parts. Also, the serial number, if there is one, may be able to be traced to a year of manufacture.

Given the fact that it has "safety" brake levers it is probably a fairly 'run of the mill' sport/recreational racer; still having a quality frame though. If it was complete with wheels and fully functional I would put it's value in the $150-$250 range (low price side if cheaper parts, higher price side if mid to high range parts); parts can always be upgraded though. If I saw that for sale as shown without any other photos I would buy it for about $75, or if 531 tubing maybe up to $125 without wheels. I assume you are looking to potentially buy that bike.

Hi
Thanks for the info
It’s 531
And £10 is what I got it for hahaha

Ross
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