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 Post subject: Reynolds 531st decals
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:34 pm 
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I decided not to sell my Dawes Galaxy. When I was cleaning it up to do photos, I thought it wasn't looking as good as it was in my description.
Decided to keep it, so Eddison's is doing me a respray, spreading the rear triangle and possibly a couple of other alterations.
I'm going to fit a custom head badge (my mate is an artist, he's doing me one), and some nice, understated logos. Won't be passing it off as something it isn't, but it will be special.
Now, it had the 1990s Reynolds 531st badge on the frame - very bright green, on a black background. I want to change this, so I was wondering - are there any older, more understated badges about?


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:42 pm 
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This guy's stuff was really good quality when I did my Peugeot:

531 st decals


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:02 pm 
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Do you think this:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Reynolds-531-Frame-Tubing-Frame-and-Fork-decals_W0QQitemZ300213056887QQihZ020QQcategoryZ56197QQcmdZViewItemQQ_trksidZp1713.m153.l1262
Would be naff?
I mean, 531 is 531. Right?


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 Post subject: Have you looked at this?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:25 pm 
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Lloyds are on all the sites I have looked, although I have no knowledge of their quality:

http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage ... decals.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 10:51 am 
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chris667 wrote:


It depends on the tube set - 531ST has thicker walled tubes than 531C for example.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 11:15 am 
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I realise the tubes are different, it's just that I prefer the look of the older decals. I'm just wondering if it's dishonest of me to fit a transfer that says "Reynolds 531" instead of "Reynolds 531ST".


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2009 3:42 pm 
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Using a plain "531" sticker on a 531st frame wouldn't be wrong as such as 531 is a type of steel and "st" indicates the wall thickness. However IMO it wouldn't be right to use an earlier design on a later frame, eg the 50s/60s "531" design in the ebay auction on a 90s frame.

And the "proper" tubing sticker on a re-sprayed frame would have been a "respray" sticker, not the original sticker, nor a reproduction.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:48 pm 
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I think this may be the decal you are looking for?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/REYNOLDS-531-ST-d ... m153.l1262

I have the same one on my Carlton Randonneur (with 531ST) which was made at the Special Products Division by Raleigh.

These decals are originals and I just acquired one for after the respray I'm gonna get done on the Carlton.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:42 am 
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Reynolds still stock stickers. I am sure I read info about it on their site but can't find it now. They were cheaper than the eBay ones.

http://www.reynoldstechnology.biz


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:52 am 
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They even do a special respray sticker.

The earlier 531 touring tubeset was 531db, but it ha a bad reputation s the fork blades were too stiff. In a front-ender the forks survived and folded up the downtube just below the gear bosses.


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