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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:03 am 
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That's right, this months theme is Reynolds 531 tubing. RBotM August is still BIKE of the month, so it's any bike made with the venerable Reynolds 531 tubing.
Now this can be any variant, 531, 531C, Professional, as mentioned, any variant, ATB even, as long as it's primary use is for road.

Usual rules apply in that their should be 2 photos and a brief paragraph describing your entry. Photos could be a full bike shot and maybe one highlighting the Reynolds 531 decal somewhere, just a thought, not a rule ;) .
A link to a build thread or readers ride thread etc is always good to give people more information if they want it.
This is a themed month so previous RBotM winners are eligible to enter.
Hoping to get a good and varied response to this theme and hopefully follow on with other tube sets if it's successful.
Thanks for any and all support.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:26 pm 
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Location: Adelaide, Australia
Imagefor the bike show by philip.knight, on Flickr
ImageBLRC decal by philip.knight, on Flickr

EA Boult's are rare, and this 1952 version was made at the time the company's ownership was transitioning from Ernie Boult to one of the employees, Ernie Witcomb.
The frame was purchased from the original owner, Dave Orr, who was able to guide the reinstatement of the original silver and magenta colour scheme and spearpoint design. The slightly later Roy Mitchell braze-ons were retained. Dave was a friend of Roy Mitchell. Dave also helped make the Pennine pumps 'back in the day', so a Mark 2 version was used. The yellow bands on the pump are cut from a Dare handlebar sleeve, a job also performed by Dave long ago. The frame was in constant use by Dave a BLRCer, undergoing many changes as components wore out, and this pattern continued after Dave immigrated to Australia. Dave had his last ride on it in late 2015, the morning of the day I was to collect it. Dave declined my offer to be its first rider after its refresh.
The saddle is original, a Competition Narrow, with the oval stamp.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:54 pm 
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Wow, what a way to kick off what I hope will be a bumper month :)
A really beautiful bike and a great back story. Thanks for sharing

Jamie


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:47 pm 
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Sometimes hardly recognizable as 531 :) Out of competition :D
My former Gazelle Champion Mondial 1980.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:10 am 
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My 1967 Holdsworth Professional Italia. Built at the Putney Shop. It has been restored and repainted full Reynolds 531DB.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Here's my Legnano Olimpiade Record Specialissima from the early 80s made with 531. At this time Bianchi had taken over Legnano and some of the frames are made from Columbus or Falck tubing.

Build thread can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=310792

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:22 pm 
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These are some beautiful machines entered already. I think it's going to be a good month.
Thanks

Jamie


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:45 am 
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We are off to a great start but lets keep the momentum going. I am sure there are more 531 tubed bicycles on this site than you could poke a broken Columbus downtube at.
So, dig them out the shed, dig them out the loft, spit and polish and a quick photo, and your in with a chance. Tell your friends, tell your family!!!!! :)
It's a special month this one and as such I am working on a small token for the winner.

Jamie


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:37 pm 
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Condor Bike - REYNOLDS 531

Greetings from Vienna!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:01 pm 
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A unique take on 531 here . My Bates B.A.R Canti flex made from 531 tubing.
Still not finished messing with the Simplex rear mech :facepalm: .
It maybe of interest to some.There is a build thread somewhere.

ImageBates Canti flex Reyonlds 531 . by rebalrid, on Flickr

And with the slack chain :shock:
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