New Zealand made Bauer

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New Zealand made Bauer

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:44 am

I just picked up this Bauer. Nothing very exciting with Reynolds 500 tubing but an unusual seat post cluster and heart shaped cut-outs in the lugs. I’m quite surprised how light the bike is.

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Re: New Zealand made Bauer

Postby GaryF » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:35 pm

Yes, that is an unusual way to construct a seat cluster. I wonder why it feels light? I know nothing about Reynolds 500, could that tubing be light, thin walled stuff? I suppose there is no chain, rear derailleur and gear cables though.

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Re: New Zealand made Bauer

Postby ldrcycles » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:07 pm

500 is seam welded, plain gauge chromoly, so it would normally make a relatively heavy frame. 501 was the same material but triple butted.

That said, I have a 1986 Dawes which the catalogue says is "Dawes Supertube", I think it's most likely Reynolds 500 and while it's a heavy frame it rides nicely. With a bit of TLC I'm sure that Bauer will come up a treat.
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Re: New Zealand made Bauer

Postby Lots of steel bikes » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:13 pm

The ‘lightness’ is my perception rather than reality. I just weighed it and even with the missing bits it weighs in at 10.4 kg,

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