Yes, some did come with Reynold 531, many years ago...................$ 75.- a pop with forks ''NOS'' with shop wear!.............The guy had hundreds!!....But they are long gone!!
Chuck!!.............I didn't forget, Im working on it.
BC Baron Corpuz..............Holland!!..............Landed one truck load of goodies!!
> I have 2 Viners. One I bought new in 1983 or '84 (a Stella Pro), raced and
> crashed heavily and a second frameset I bought off eBay 2 years ago. I
> haven't yet built the second.
> They had a reputation as being cheap raceware during the period you mention
> but both of mine seem to be nicely put together. The paint colors were
> cool, also: bass boat metal flake orange, electric blue, champagne, and a
> bright red. I stripped and repainted the first one and the lugwork and
> brazing looked great to me. The second has been repainted by Mohr (?) in
> Tennessee but seems to as well assembled, if not better.
> The ride and handling are first class, despite the upright geometry. Mine
> was fairly stable in a straight line but loved to turn.
> Gus Betat imported them, I believe, but I don't know who built them.
> Are you sure yours is 531? I thought they were all made of Columbus SL with
> Campagnolo dropouts front and rear and lugs with cool little star (stella)
> cut outs.
> I think these frames were way under rated, although they could have been
> constructed by several different builders over the years with different
> levels of expertise and quality.
> Rick Chasteen, Kansas City
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <DTSHIFTER@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2001 9:17 AM
> Subject: [CR]VINER Question......
> > Good Day All,
> > I recently came into possession of a Viner Pro, which I figure to be late
> > 70's/early 80's. Full 531 (a bit unusual for an Italian frame) and
> > reasonably nice lugwork.
> > Does anyone know the history of Viner? Who was/were the builder(s)? Any
> > original decals still available?
> > Thanks for the assistance.............
> > Chuck Brooks
> > Malta, NY