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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:59 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:19 am
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Location: North-East
I recently got this off ebay. It needed a good clean up, a few new decals, new chain/sprocket/tyres/tubes/cables/pads/pedals and alot of autosol.

I've done quite a few hundred miles on it in a short space if time and it is so silky smooth. Its my first 531 after having a couple of 501 raleighs.

Frame: reynolds 531 25" double butted tubes & taper guage stays, vitus forged ends, haden royal sovereign lugs. 74 degree parallel. Colour polar blue.

Fork: reynolds 531 taper guage with vagner italien oval crown with vitus forged ends

Headset: black (unknown)
Stem: SR apex forged alloy (original)
Handlebar: engraved itallienne (original)
Bar Tape: deda brown leather

Brake Levers: weinman 605 (original) with cane creek hoods
Brake Calipers: weinman 605 (original)
Brake Pads: shimano
Brake Cables: shimano with BBB outers

Shifters: campag (original)
Front Derailleur: campag gran sport (original)
Rear Derailleur: campag gran sport nuovo (original)
Derailleur Cables: shimano
Cassette: shimano HG70 7-speed 12-21 push-on
Chain: KNC Z8S
Cranks: SR custom alloy (original)
Chainrings: 52/42 SR custom alloy cotterless (original)
Bottom Bracket: sealed cartridge
Pedals: VR alloy with toe clips & straps

Rims: campag omega (alesi front ATM cos the front campag is cracked :( )
Hubs: shimano tri-color
Hub Skewers: titanium (35g the pair)
Spokes: stainless
Tyres: michelin pro race 4 (ivory walled)
Tubes: michelin aircomp lite

Saddle: charge spoon (also got original brown leather saddle but its a tad fat/heavy)
Seatpost: SR CTP5 Leprade alloy fluted (original)

Bottle Cage: zefal classic with campag bottle
Extras: cateye micro wireless computer

Weight: 10.3kg


The bike when first got it:

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The bike after a bit of TLC:

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:52 pm 
rBoTM Winner
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Location: West Dorset
Looks great, you've done a good job there.

Martin


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:47 pm 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:19 am
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Location: North-East
Update, i've polished the rest of the bling, fitted black schwalbe tyres, refitted the original brown leather saddle.

I'm thinking of selling it due to having too many bikes, whats it worth seeing that its all original apart from bartapes, wheels/tyres, hoods and pedals. Its been fully serviced. There has been some touch-up done on a few areas of the frame, which would rub off easy if someone preferred more patina! I know it'd be worth alot if i broke it but i'd rather leave it together.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 3:27 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Twickenham
have you sold it?
If so, may I ask for how much?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:09 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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certainly looks to big for you


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:11 pm 
Retro Guru

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Location: Twickenham
for whom?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 6:52 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:11 am
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Hey a really nice job,and a stunning bike,you will miss it when it's gone!


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:58 am 
Devout Dirtbag

Joined: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:19 am
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Location: North-East
Yes i sold it a few months ago, i think i got £350 for it? Really nice bike, i done alot of miles on it, and glad to see it go to a good owner whose keeping it in 1 piece.


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