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Dawes beforewspokes
Jan 13, 2004 4:14 AM
Well, here's the Dawes I won on ebay. It is on it's way to becoming another fixie. A beater fixie. There is one example of a before pic...crushed area from kickstand...Yipee! But the whole bike was bare and marked up like that...
Dawes afterwspokes
Jan 13, 2004 4:16 AM
After a quick cleaning, buffing, and respray. We have the after photo. Not perfect but it need not be perfect.
The Buildwspokes
Jan 13, 2004 4:19 AM
I will begin the build tonight probably. It will have any excess parts that were lying around. Old skool lugged stem from a Hercules bike. Old bars with sort of a pista like bend also. Shimano crankarms. front cheapie brake. Overall a cheapie project.
WowDave Hickey
Jan 13, 2004 4:29 AM
Did you respray yourself or did you have it done? It looks really nice
myselfwspokes
Jan 13, 2004 4:41 AM
I did it myself. My dad used to paint cars for a living so I had some experience. This was my first attempt on a bicycle. It's Ok. I think the camera deserves more credit in this case ; )

I am happy though as I plan on trying to actually outfit it with some meatier 700c cross tires like mastercross or tigres and set it up as an offroad fixie!

Thanks. It is 100% improvement. I taped off the blue sections, I like those! They contrast nicely with the red. I also have another Dawes on its way to me and a flying scot. I plan on respraying the scot. The other dawes actually looks good already. I will post those pics sometime as well.
Flying Scott history..joe friday
Jan 13, 2004 2:23 PM
be careful when considering respraying the Flying Scott.
I don't think they make them anymore, here's a link:
http://www.flying-scot.co.uk/history.html
Flying Scott history..wspokes
Jan 13, 2004 3:48 PM
You are correct, they don't make them anymore. Look at this link on that same site to see some info and history I contributed on another make that is featured on the flying scot sight.
http://www.flying-scot.co.uk/other_marques/gibb/gibb.html
That was my bike. The argument about keeping the original paint and etc goes on and on...Myself. I don't care about high resale value and I can get some transfers for the bike once I repaint it. There are some who are die hard against a repaint and others who don't care...I guess I want a really sharp looking bike when finished. It will be featured on that site when I get it finished up! Thanks for the heads up concern though.
"1920's to early 1930's, no question"--wow!joe friday
Jan 13, 2004 9:54 PM
Now that's vintage!
Yep, and I had...wspokes
Jan 14, 2004 4:37 AM
all the period correct parts as well. The bike is currently in Seattle with another Vintage hound who will be restoring it, along with original decals I just send him. He will most likely build it up and display it. Nice history piece!