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 Post subject: how to spot a 531 frame
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:43 pm 
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can you tell me how to spot different frame components, are 531 frames stamped 531 ?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:48 pm 
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on some frames under the paint, you'll find 'reynolds' or '531' stamped onto the bare metal of the main tubes - otherwise it can be a long guessing game.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:50 pm 
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ok thanks still learning .its just i have stripped this french frame and looks very nice its got all the measurements of all parts stamped on the tubes . thinking it was for easy reference in the factory its all brazed too


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sean g wrote:
ok thanks still learning .its just i have stripped this french frame and looks very nice its got all the measurements of all parts stamped on the tubes . thinking it was for easy reference in the factory its all brazed too


More info, pics and details please! If it's French it could be Vitus tubing, they made steel tubing as well.


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its not particularly this bike its for future reference . how to spot the 531 tubing


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It's not really possible to tell from the frame or tubes itself. Age and manufacturer might give you an idea but even a 531 sticker isn't 'proof'.


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terryhfs wrote:
It's not really possible to tell from the frame or tubes itself. Age and manufacturer might give you an idea but even a 531 sticker isn't 'proof'.


My Peugeot had reynolds stamped on the tubes in tincy tiny lettering but not seen it since on anything else


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[quote="legrandefromage"]
My Peugeot had reynolds stamped on the tubes in tincy tiny lettering but not seen it since on anything else[/quote]

whereabouts was it stamped? I'm thinking of stripping the paint off my mystery frame


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TW85 wrote:
legrandefromage wrote:
My Peugeot had reynolds stamped on the tubes in tincy tiny lettering but not seen it since on anything else


whereabouts was it stamped? I'm thinking of stripping the paint off my mystery frame


by the head tube.


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