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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:05 am 
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Looking great! What bar tape is that too? I'm looking for brown bar tape for my Viking.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:27 pm 
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And she is rideable :D

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Pat Rohan Complete by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:49 pm 
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Image She certainly is rideable, that's bike porn. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:31 pm 
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Thanks matey :lol: I am more than happy with how it has turned out.

I descended upon the bike shop this morning and bought a 39t front ring.
Took it for a test ride, and it is excellent, no problem up the steepest hills I climb, so should be great for the commute to work.

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Pat Rohan Front End by outHOUSEpics, on Flickr


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Great to see your entry about your Pat Rohan bike. In 1975 I bought a virtually new one from a chap in Eastcote in Middlesex. He was putting it together but hadn't added any brakes. It had Shimano Dura Ace 5 speed gears and double chainset, Cinelli handlebars and stem and Selle Royale saddle. The wheels had Mavic rims but I don't remember the make of hubs. I bought Weinmann 605 centre pull brakes to complete the bike. I rode this bike up until 2001 when I traded it in for a Carrera road bike (Italian not Halfords) which I still have today. The Pat Rohan bike shop went years ago to be replaced by a branch of Cycle King.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:16 pm 
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daccordimark wrote:
I see from the transfers that yours is a 531 SL frame. I can't remember when Reynolds started making the SL version of 531 but it might not have been as early as 1974.


Guys.

Mark, you're hunch is correct -

531"Special Lightweight"or SL was introduced in 1978.

"Designer Select"was a builder's choice mixed tubeset of 531C and 531ST - introduced in 1981.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:40 pm 
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Thats a cracker...

531 SL was '77 to early '80's I think.

I have it on my Pug PY 10 and my Dave Lloyd both 1980.

I would definitely change the chainset though...


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:52 pm 
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toomski wrote:
Thats a cracker...531 SL was '77 to early '80's I think.


Re my post -

531SL: 1978 - 1981

Replaced by -

531Pro: 1981 - 1986 (my SBDU one very few in this tubeset)

Replaced by -

653: 1986 - 1995.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:03 pm 
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That old rohan shop is one of my locals....

i live but 5 minutes away... indeed its a cycle king now

Small world....
Your frame looks to have similarities with my DL.

I have bocama long point lugs with cut outs.. 531 Sl

Chose modolo brake levers myself impressed with the ergo fit..saw them on a fignon gitane.


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