I purchased my Dawes Ultra Galaxy in January of 2012. By March of 2014 I had clocked approximately 11,000 miles on the drive train and needed to replace most all of it.
|Crank||Shimano Deore M590 9 Speed Triple Chainset;
Color: Silver, BoltCircle: 104mm, Length: 175mm, Teeth: 48/36/26t
|Bottom Bracket||external Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket is included!||n/a|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX HG80 9 Speed MTB Cassette;
|Chain||Shimano XT HG93 9 Speed Chain;
Color: Silver, Option: 114 Links
|Brake Blocks||Clarks 72mm Replacement Cartridge (£4.49 x 2)||£8.98|
|Brake Cables||TEKTRO RBP Brake Straddle Cable and Triangle (£4.59 x 2)||£9.00|
|Brake Cables||Clarks Elite PreLube Universal Inner Brake Wire (£1.79 x 2)||£3.58|
|Gear Cables||Clarks Elite Universal Pre-Lube Inner Gear Wire (£1.79 x 2)||£3.58|
|Handlebar Tape||Cinelli Gel Cork Bar Tape; Color: Natural||£9.99|
After installing all these lovely components, I have to say... she rode better than new. I moved from a 48/38/28 170mm to a 48/36/26 175mm. Plus I added a few teeth to the rear cassette by moving from an 11-32 to a 11-34. These subtle changes made a HUGE difference when climbing hills with loaded panniers. I'm loving it!
The other major change I made was to move to an external bottom bracket. I upgraded the crank to the Shimano Deore Hollow-Tech II which requires this new style of tech. It's a bit fiddly to sort out the spacers... but you can read more about that here.
Overall it was a huge improvement to ride of the bike.
If you look closely at the photo, you should notice that there's quite a few tools laying amongst the bike parts. In fact, I spent almost as much money on tools, lubes, and oils as I did on parts! Crazy.
|Bottom Bracket Tool||Cyclo Hollowtech II Bottom Bracket Tool||£12.99|
|Bottom Bracket Tool||Park Tool Bottom Bracket Tool BBT22||£15.99|
|Cassette Tool||X-Tools Chain Whip||£4.49|
|Lockring Tool||Shimano Cassette & Centre Lock - Lockring Tool||£15.99|
|Grease/oil||Shimano Workshop Grease; 50ml||£5.99|
|Grease/oil||Shimano Anti Seize Paste; 50ml||£5.39|