nice bike. what year would it be then?
I am trying to figure that out.
I guess it might not be possible to find out if this was resprayed at some point. But assuming it's the original paint, and therefore original Reynolds stickers, it suggests it was made after 1985 because of the 'Guaranteed Built with Reynolds, 1935-1985 Winning on 531' anniversary sticker at the top of the downtube. I'm quite sure of the authenticity of the tubing - i.e. it is 531c as the tubing sounds like it's got very thin wall thickness towards the middle, and the whole bike is very light and lively. So I'm assuming they're the original frame stickers, although again, they could have been replaced when the frame was renewed.
The little gold/black/red diamond frame stickers look more 70's though.
The paint certainly looks original, in that there's only primer underneath and no hint at other colours, although it could have been shot blasted.
The other things I'm trying to find out is if it was built as a touring bike by default. I'll probably ask some specific questions on another part of the forum.
Thanks for asking !
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