Pre-refurb bike
Pre-refurb bike

Post-refurb bike
Post-refurb bike

Pre-refurb bike
Pre-refurb bike

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RIDES OF PASSAGE

 

 

One interesting detail about Matt and Arthur's 2015 French coast-to-coast ride is that Matt rode it on his original Dawes Galaxy — the same bike he used back in 1994. Of course, like most 21-year-old bikes it wasn't in a touring-worthy condition, so the old girl underwent a slight refurbishment before setting off again in 2015. We've put some before and after photos here to show you exactly how this classic tourer was brought up-to-date.

MATT'S BIKE

Pre-refurbishment

Post-refurbishment