Another owner in search of their OTS vintage. This one comes to us from Han H. in the Netherlands, his very nice late 70s (my estimate) NOS Dawes Mirage.
Here’s some pictures I shot today of the bike in the outside world. I’ve purchased it about a year ago, and the story goes a few of them were found still sitting in the box on the attic of an old bicycle store in Amsterdam. The bike was in mint condition when I got it, not a scratch and some old tires still fitted on them.
It has a SunTour V T Luxe derailer on the back, similar to the model on disraeligears.co.uk but wit a cage more like the earlier V Luxe. A SunTour Compe-V is installed in the front. Brakes are Weinmann, even the brake pads are still with Weinmann written on them. The rear sprockets look like the gold plated ones in the ’75 SunTour catalogue (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_75_Products_-_scan_5.html)
I hope to find out the exact year it was made. Hope to see these pictures on your website soon.