[CR]Re: Reynolds 531 decals

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Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 10:02:38 -0400
From: "Tom Palermo" <tom@velorider.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <200405251856.LAA16262@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
In-Reply-To: <200405251856.LAA16262@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
cc: Donald Gillies <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: [CR]Re: Reynolds 531 decals

Donald and other listers,

Thanks for the replies regarding the 531 decal picture. It sounds like I've got a few different types. I figure, based on the time period that Proteus built frames under their own label, that most of the decals are from the 70's and 80's (I think the shop stopped building frames around '91 or '92). Ted Williams suggested the wreath is an anniversary. It has the dates 1935 - 1985 on it so it must be a 50th anniversary decal. Thanks again for the information.

Sincerely, Tom Palermo

Donald Gillies wrote:
>There are 4 main versions of 531 decals :
>
>1. a. guaranteed built with => british decal, 1950's - 1972.
>
> (diagonal) Reynolds -- 531 --
>
> butted tubes, forks, stays
>
> There are 3 variants actually :
>
> b. "frame tubes" "plain gauge" => like a low-end raleigh super course
> stays and forks may not be reynolds.
>
> c. "3 tubes butted" => like a raleigh competition, gransport
> stays and forks may not be reynolds.
>
> d. I forgot it but it's in sloan's complete book of cycling.
>
>2. guaranteed built with => schwinn decal, 1950's - 1972.
> * * *
> (diagonal) Reynolds -- 531 --
> * * *
> stays and butted tubes, forks
>
> => schwinn decals (schwinn objected that
> the stays weren't butted).
>
>3. same as #1, but it says reynolds birmingham => british, 1973, 1974, ?1975
> in gold at the bottom.
>
>4. same as #2 but it says (TI) tube investments => maybe 1975-1980?
> in gold at the bottom
>
>5. Horizontal decal with big gold at top and bottom => maybe 1981-1990?
> === Reynolds
> (big) 531 (italic)
>
>6. I have never seen the "wreath" decals.
>
>
>please summarize your results to the list.
>
>- Don Gillies
>San Diego, CA
>
> -- Tom Palermo Proteus Bicycles 9217 Baltimore Blvd. College Park, MD 20740 http://www.proteusbicycles.com