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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Someone posted in the last few months a chart that compared the various weights for a length of reynolds tubing. I'd like to compare 531c with 531p with 753. Can anybody remember the post?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:06 pm 
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I was just looking at these the other day:

http://equusbicycle.com/bike/reynolds/i ... ochure.jpg

http://equusbicycle.com/bike/reynolds/i ... ochure.jpg

It seems the weights are for a complete set of uncut tubes, not for a built frame.


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:21 pm 
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Cheers, sounds promising, can't open the links at the mo but it may be due to my internet playing up.

Cheers, Shawn.


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Here's the thumbnail page:

http://equusbicycle.com/bike/reynolds/reynolds.htm


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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:50 pm 
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That's the link I was talking about, cheers!


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That's a top resource, but why is 'standard' 531 rarely listed, only 'C', 'P', 'Magnum', 'ST' and other exotics... ?

I'd like to know how much more 'special' these other varieties of 531 are compared to the standard.


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1988_Ben wrote:
That's a top resource, but why is 'standard' 531 rarely listed, only 'C', 'P', 'Magnum', 'ST' and other exotics... ?

I'd like to know how much more 'special' these other varieties of 531 are compared to the standard.


I gather 531 itself is the steel and C, ST etc were just pre-packaged sets of tubes with different wall thicknesses. By the time Reynolds introduced the various sets, AFAIK there wasn't a "standard" 531. Before that there was 531 double butted and 531 plain gauge, both which I guess came in various gauges.


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But at the same time you could buy a 531c frame, you could buy a 531 frame, i.e. 'standard'. The latter was still a very nice frameset of course.


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Sorry, am I being dumb? I couldn't see a weight comparison in those links, just dimensions :?


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:36 pm 
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Just for reference have a Battaglin Columbus SL tubing and forks
size 56cm (22 3/4 ")
Frame weight is 1.9 kg
Forks in chrome 690 grams

hope this helps


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