Re: Dream Tour suggestion: Step-through lugged 531 Dawes Mixte
that looks like a good candidate for Mary, if it's not too tall.
It is a good quality touring bike with cantilever brakes (good for
stopping in all weather). There is a good spread between the
chainrings (the thingies that the chain goes around by the pedals) and
the freewheel ( the cogs attached to the rear hub) looks like it has a
34 tooth cog (good for hills). The rear rack is a solid touring rack
and the handlebars look comphy.
It seems that the best strategy with e-bay is to sit on the side
lines & watch the bidding and then swoop in at the last minute with a
carefully considered winning bid. If you enter the fray early on,
you'll just push the price up.
The seller is in London, so shipping would be reasonable.
However I agree with other posters who recommend purchasing a suitable
bike through one's local bike shop, to ensure proper fit and all the
other advice & service that they provide.
On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Ablejack Courtney