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 Post subject: Re: SBDU 8545
PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:09 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Midlife wrote:
I presume yours has an SBDU stamp?


Oui!


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 Post subject: Re: SBDU 8545
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:25 pm 
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Hes now come back to me to say that it does have SB8545 stamped on the BB and has added a photo to prove.


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 Post subject: Re: SBDU 8545
PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:21 pm 
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Yep, hiding under the new paint job on the new pic along with glue on head badge. Still an optimistic price....


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:02 pm 
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SBDU 753's were great lightweight touring bikes.. :D
https://kickasstrips.com/2013/12/richar ... the-earth/


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:27 pm 
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Wow , that’s an amazing journey

Richard & Nicholas Crane , 1986 are they still Riding & still got the bikes ?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:22 pm 
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Interesting geometry on the bikes ridden by the Crane brothers. The rear triangle has more racing bike length than touring bike (check out the gap between tyre and seat tube). That must have made for very close clearance between panniers and the riders heels - the Crane brothers are not short people.
From what I understand 753 tubing was not produced in Lengths suitable for touring geometry for many years. Tony Oliver built rough stuff machines in it but that might have been in MTB gauges and diameters or after a time when Reynolds decided to go ahead with ‘long tube’ production. However it seems it was never widely adopted. I bought a 753 Nigel Dean touring frame on this very forum on the strength of its rarity and even now it’s the only 753 tourer I have ever seen.


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 Post subject: Re: SBDU 8545
PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:31 pm 
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Nigel Dean made some fab touring frames, never seen a 753 one though :)


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:22 pm 
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‘Ere it be...


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:27 am 
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it’s the only 753 tourer I have ever seen.

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... &start


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 Post subject: 753 touring bike?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:06 am 
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https://www.gumtree.com/p/bicycles/reyn ... 1387391809

What do you gents think of the above? Is it likely to be 753. Seller thinks it might be Ribble because he bought it in Lancashire!


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