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PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 3:29 pm 
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Got this frame from a fellow YACf member, it spent a few months with another forumite in Manchester who then sold it on to me.

Built up with cheap-ass wheels (to be replaced when I replace the Ultegra 6600 on my Ridley), Ultegra 6500 STIs, front and rear mech. In the picture it has a 105 compact chainset, this has been replaced with a 105 triple.

I love this bike, it is one of those bikes which cannot be ridden slowly, it demands to be ridden FAST!


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 Post subject: Avanti
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:38 am 
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Nice frame; I used to have one in red in roughly that size. Mine was Reynolds 501; is yours? Got my frame in 1986, IIRC, but can't now remember if it was new or not. I think they started making them in 1985; don't know when they stopped.

Nick


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 5:10 pm 
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nammonk, just been and had a look, it's actually 531, which actually makes dating it easier.

1982 was the only year they offered the Avanti model in 531, according to this site: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff/Models.htm

So one element of doubt cleared up :)

Not that dating makes it any less, nor any more, of a beauty to ride and enjoy......


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 6:50 pm 
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maintubes and forks only.

Rk.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:04 pm 
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loved the look of these when first made....so much so that I when I had a frame built.....
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:20 pm 
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roadking wrote:
maintubes and forks only.

Rk.


Sorry, your point is? The 1982 model used 531, later models used 501.

I don't believe I mentioned where it used it, TBH nor do I care. It made it easier to date and it is still a lovely bike to ride, whether it is made from 501, 531 or elephant dung :)


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