[CR]Reynolds 555 SL tubing?


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

From: "garth libre" <rabbitman@mindspring.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 18:41:57 -0500
Subject: [CR]Reynolds 555 SL tubing?

During a Christmas tree search this week, I located a Raleigh Racing USA bike. All equipment on the bike indicated mid 80's (Ofomega crank, dt shifters, Suntour Superbe Pro derailleurs, and AGC aero brakes and levers.) This bike was chained to a fence where the light was bad. An additional sticker on the top tube indicated Prestige, which supposedly was another Raleigh bike line and different from the Racing USA frame, but here the two existed together. The strange thing about the bike was the Reynolds like green and gold and black square sticker on the bottom of the seat tube saying Raleigh 555 SL tubing. Because of the darkness I could not read the tiny words that these tubing decals sometimes contain. Today I searched the Reynolds site of CRmain. 555 SL is not mentioned there, and so I must assume this is some kind of Raleigh tubing and not Reynolds?????? Has anyone heard of 555 SL. My eyes are not great in the dark, but I feel that that is what it said. Raleigh tubing made by who--- Reynolds???? Garth Libre mystified in Surfside Fl.