Re: [CR]Reynolds "red" 531 transfer?

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 10:27:45 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Reynolds "red" 531 transfer?
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Both my 1978 Peugeot PY 10 CP and 1980 Peugeot Pro 10, both team issue bikes, were made with Reynolds 531 SL (you could order 753 if you wanted). I believe the tubeset came out around '78 and was a response to Columbus SL. Reynolds introduced "Continental Oval" fork blades with the 531 SL that were a fatter oval shape like Columbus fork blades. The Reynolds tubing stickers on the Peugeot were in French and I remember reading at the time that Peugeot was the largest user of Reynolds tubing in the world.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, California (NEW list of reprints and T-shirts) wrote:
> In a message dated 2/16/01 11:23:17 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> >
> > Then click the photo that shows the Reynolds transfer. Can someone
> > tell me more about this? I've never seen that color combination
> > on a 531 transfer before.
> > Interesting bike, btw. The components seem much newer than the
> > frame (if the seller's description is accurate).
> See:
> page down to "mid '70's"
> Looks like the "...Reynolds 531 SL, a lighter gauge version of the venerable
> tube set."
> Maybe the seller is mistaken about the year the frame was made, or it sat
> around before being built up.
> Pete Geurds
> Douglassville, Pa