Details about Dawes Super Galaxy Tandem - Reynolds 531 Frame And Forks + Upgraded Rear WheelSee original listing
02 Aug, 2013 22:41:13 BST
Hatfield, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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|Number of Gears:||24||Brand:||Dawes|
|Suspension:||No Suspension||Brake Type:||Caliper - Center Pull|
Dawes Super Galaxy Tandem with Reynolds 531 frame and fork blades
I purchased this Tandem about a year ago to complete a charity cycle ride from Lands End to John O’Groats which we completed in June 2013.
This bike was unbelievable – we completed the cycle in 8 days unsupported and it never let us down, not even a puncture!
Prior to starting out on the ride, I took it to my local bike shop, Hatfield Cycles, and was fortunate enough to have the knowledge and expertise of a guy there that used to race tandems professionally. We made lots of modifications and upgrades to the bike that suited us for what we needed it to do for us. This included moving the gear system to the rear bars in order that the stoker could operate the gears, making it more efficient and smoother shifting. Since completing the ride I have had the bike professionally re-sprayed in black pearlescent paint with new Dawes and Reynolds decals as the original green paintwork was a little tired. The bike has been completely rebuilt and serviced prior to me selling it, and all the gearing has been reverted back to its standard format on the front bars. The upgraded rear bar and stem with 9 speed bar shifters are also included in the sale should you want to revert to how we had the bike set up. The size of the tandem is as follows: the front (Captain) is 21 ½ inches, so this would be approximately 30-31inches inside leg measurement, and the rear is a 20 inch with a 29-30 inside leg. I’m 6ft 3 and my stoker was 6ft 2 and we were averaging 120 miles per day and were both very comfortable.
We had some upgrades to the rear wheel as follows – Mavic A119 700C with a Deore hub and a new 8 speed cassette, 24 gears in total. We used this wheel during our training rides and it has also been serviced and is true and in excellent condition. The rear tyre is a Schwalbe Marathon plus – 700 x 32c which still has plenty of life left in it.
The front wheel is a standard 700c fitted with a Schwalbe marathon plus 700 x 28c
It has 7 Speed Shimano Deore LX levers and shifters, Shimano Ultegra front derailleur and a Shimano Deore DX rear derailleur. Both chains and chain rings are in excellent condition.
Also included in the sale is the original wheel – see pictures – with the exhaust brake still fitted, however, we upgraded the brakes and felt that this wasn’t necessary and to be honest we didn’t need it even on the steepest descents.
The bike has clip in pedals but I will change these back to the originals prior to the sale.
Standard seats included but these can be changed to suit the rider. The only thing the bike would want for is a set of mudguards which I didn’t have refitted as they were a bit tatty and I didn’t want to spoil the appearance of the bike.
The bike is ready to ride and has been fully serviced with no expense spared. To buy new this would cost well in excess of £1500.
Also included is one pannier rack, two water bottle cages and a Zefal SP3 pump that fits neatly on the bike.
This bike hasn’t been sat around gathering dust for years, it’s an absolute workhorse and I know she has many years and miles left in her. If I had the space to keep it and was going to use it regularly I wouldn’t sell it honestly.
*****Also now included******
Alexrim G6000 700c rear tandem wheel. Absolutely bullet proof, hand built and in excellent condition with large flange and shimano hub. We paid £260 for this wheel approximately 3 months ago.
It can take a cassette hub on one side up to 9 speed, and the other side it has the option of a screw on free wheel. Collection only from Hatfield in Hertfordshire due to size or I'm happy to help if you arrange a courier to collect at buyers expense. Cash on collection or PayPal. ** Just to clarify that the tandem has been fully rebuilt and serviced and is ready to ride.
I have lowered the seat at the rear and it would also suit someone of about 5ft 3 comfortably. The front will also lower down considerably should you need to adjust the heights.
Any questions please ask
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