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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:02 pm 
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Hi all

I've spotted a bike with a decal that says "Reynolds 531 tubing". I'm wondering whether this means that the whole frame is a proper 531, or only part(s) of it. The reason I'm asking is that I read the following somewhere:

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A full 531 frame says "butted tubes, forks and stays", a full main frame says "butted main tubes and stays" and some say "butted main tubes" or "butted main tube" which means that either only the main triangle or perhaps a single tube is 531, respectively.


Since the phrase "Reynolds 531 tubing" isn't included here I'm slightly confused as to whether it would be worth getting this.

Many thanks for your help :)


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Personally I would take that as only the main tubes, although I may be wrong.

Whats the bike/ frame and price?


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I've just Googled 'Reynolds 531 transfers' and straightaway found this. There's lots of different transfers all meaning slightly different things and I'm certain that they're not all listed here but it's a start.

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/reynol ... es%206.pdf

There's lots of other sites as well with similar information.


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Tel wrote:
Personally I would take that as only the main tubes, although I may be wrong.

Whats the bike/ frame and price?


The bike's an old Dawes Super Galaxy. Price will depend on who bids the most :-)


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AFAIK Dawes Super Galaxy would have Reynolds 531st tubing (Super Touring). My mate has one and loves it. Fine bikes that demand good prices.


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