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 Post subject: Re: Reynolds 753t Tubing
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:39 pm 
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roadking wrote:
pigman wrote:
I don't remember 653 until the mid 80's, by which time Merckx had long retired, but maybe i'm wrong.

I thought the same about a track frame needing beefed up rather than slimmed down tubes, so I'm thinking this might have been for pursuiting rather than sprint type events


I think the 653 Merckx connection is a little misleading. It may very well be that a frameset was built for the great man using a mix of tubes (i.e 753 and 531), and this mix may very well have been released eventually as 653 (in 1986) many years after Eddy's retirement in 1978.

I agree with your comment about track and pursuiting.

Jon.


I was told all this by a very experienced Reynolds man at the Leeds Bike Show. TBH, I've forgotten a lot of what he told me - there was so much! I never really caught on about Merckx and the date of 653. There must be a connection somewhere like Jon says.


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 Post subject: Re: Reynolds 753t Tubing
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:22 pm 
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Thanks for all the info guys. According to the seller, the frame does have 27.0mm seat post, so all seems correct


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There are two Merckxes: a cyclist who has nothing to do with R653 and a factory owner who was interested in them (EM claimed R753 are too delicate for TdF). The effects probably were not extraordinary, the frames from R653 were built in EM in 1988 and 1989, and the only team that used them was Hitachi in 1989.


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 Post subject: Re: Reynolds 753t Tubing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:26 am 
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Midlife wrote:
Reynolds "t" usually stood for touring ?

Shaun


It’s Track


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 Post subject: Re: Reynolds 753t Tubing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:05 am 
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