Re: [CR]Reading Reynolds Tubes


Example: Framebuilders

From: "Diane Feldman" <feldmanbike@home.com>
To: "David Goerndt" <davidg@iag.net>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <9CE7CEBC1555D4118FCD006008279E684C7E14@mppmail.mpp.cpii.com> <000d01c09875$adfda250$a14a1ecf@leonardo>
Subject: Re: [CR]Reading Reynolds Tubes
Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 18:02:43 -0800


I have seen stampings on Reynolds tubes made before maybe 1985-1990; 531 tubes only. Tubes that I bought when Reynolds had an office in Illinois, stock they had in 1996 and 1997, had inked-on lettering. David Feldman


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From: "David Goerndt"
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Subject: Re: [CR]Reading Reynolds Tubes



> : [CR]Reading Reynolds Tubes
>
>
> CR FOLK:
>
> On the subject of Reynolds: is it always true that one can identify the
> tubing used on a Reynolds bike by removing the paint?
>
> In '78 when I repainted my 1971 Zeus Competition (built with 3 main tubes
> 531), I noted that once the frame had been stripped I could just make out a
> faintly engraved 'REYNOLDS 531 DB' marking on the underside of the downtube
> near where the shifters would be mounted.
>
> Presumably Reynolds tubes are always marked this way? Do other types of
> tubing (at least the fancy ones) do this also?
>
>
>
> I found a similar marking on my '67 PX 10, with the addition of the numbers
> 19/22. These were near the head lug on the top tube.
>
> David Goerndt