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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:19 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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For sale in fantastic nick a highly regarded Reynolds Optima ( somewhere between 531 and 631 ) bike in orange/red

with Cinelli Bars & Stem
Mavic cpx 10 rims
continential sport tyres

Based In Sheffield

£210

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:07 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Oxford & Edinburgh
I thought that Optima was 501 tubing, but reprofiled to allow better TIG welding?

The bike looks good, good luck with the sale...

Ernst


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:44 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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" The Raleigh Optima was the first TIG welded steel frame from Raleigh and was made in Reynolds 501 material (now 525) As this was a TIG welded frame Reynolds made the top and seat tube with special butt profiles to Raleigh design, to suit the TIG welding. Most butt profiles at the time were suitable for lug construction.
The down tube was not butted, it had eight internal flats designed to add stiffness."


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Great looking bike - is that a 23'' frame?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi,

Thanks

57cm c-top

Cheers

Jim


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:26 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Happy to consider offers :)


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:32 am 
Dirt Disciple

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SIZE 56/7 c-top


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:40 pm 
Old School Hero
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Location: Wakefield, in the West Riding Of Yorkshire
Sorry, just looking for something to do with this tubing, & this link appeared

I also have F + F hanging, unused, in the garage


54.5CM


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