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Details about  Dawes Lightning - Sports Touring bike, commuter, fixie project? Like Galaxy.

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Dawes Lightning - Sports Touring bike, commuter, fixie project? Like Galaxy.
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13 May, 2014 11:04:03 BST
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Stalybridge, United Kingdom


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Used: An item that has been previously used. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully ... Read moreabout the condition

Touring Bike

Frame Material:




Frame Size:

24 Inches



Wheel Size:




Brake Type:

Caliper - Side Pull

Dawes Lightning sports touring bike.

Rare - Late 1970's - 1980 era

24 inch lugged steel frame with 27 inch alloy wheels.

City commuter build.

Total strip down and rebuild:

  • Replace, grease and adjust headset bearings
  • Replace, grease and adjust bottom bracket bearings
  • Remove, clean and lubricate all components
  • New 27" wheel set, ridden and trued on truing stand
  • New Michelin World Tour tyres 1 1/4" (35mm)
  • New inner tubes
  • New gear and brake cables - inners and outers
  • New 26.4mm inline 350mm seatpost
  • Used WTB Rocket saddle
  • Shimano M520 SPD pedals.
  • Full original mudguards.
  • Aero style brake levers with 'bull horn' style bars
  • New ITM cork bar tape.

This bike rides really nicely, 27 inch wheels roll very well and it is comfortable with a compliant steel frame and 35mm tyres with full length mudguards.

Fantastic condition for it's age however the frame has not been restored, it would need a respray to return it to it's true former glory.

No dents or dings to the tubeset.

I will include the original Weinmann brake levers in the sale - for those wishing to refit drop handlebars.

Collection from Stalybridge, Manchester only please.

Thanks for looking.

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Questions and answers about this item

Q: Hey, I really like the look of this bike, but a few questions before i buy: What make and model is the gearset and how many gears? I can't really see in the pictures What kind of steel is the frame made from? Do you have... Continue reading
A: Hello, thanks for the questions. The bike is 10 speed with SR Sakae (SunTour) cranks and Huret gear mechs. (Original equipment). The frame is a handmade lugged steel frame, unsure of the type of steel used as there are no... Continue reading
12 May, 2014

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