Re: [CR] 753 Stan Pike done, Photos up

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Subject: Re: [CR] 753 Stan Pike done, Photos up
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 01:14:40 +0000

Hi Tom: Sounds way cool. Actually, if it takes a 27.0 post, and it's 753 (not 753R) it's some of the thinnest-wall Reynolds tubing ever made. 753 (as opposed to the later 753R) was only available in Metric (a.k.a. "French")diameters, so whereas Metric 531 used a 26.4 or 26.6 post, yours takes a 27.0 with the same tube O.D.! That's two- or three-tenths less wall thickness. Seriously thin stuff. I can watch my (18 lb.) Raleigh Team Pro's 753 fork flex back and forth under "spirited" braking (not something I recommend that folks do a lot of, as it can be a bit unsettling to see that much movement from a fork at speed!). Cheers, Greg "753 rocks" Parker Ann Arbor, MI

Date: Mon, 09 Aug 2004 19:36:46 +0000 From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <> To: Subject: [CR]Stan Pike done, Photos up


A few other oddities: This is apparently the "touring set" 753 tubing, as the seat post is 27.0 (another minor assembly issue I forgot to mention above). Very sensible for a big frame (63 cm). It also has the only fully wrapped seat cluster that I've ever seen on a 753 frame. I haven't had a chance to weigh it yet, but I'll guess 21 lbs with clinchers and no silly ultra light parts other than the aforementioned TI BB. It does have "modern" (gasp!) light weight skewers, seat post and saddle, but I've never claimed to be a "pure" purist. Oh, and I used some Stella Azzura stitched faux leather tape, which looks neato to my eyes. (I got it from World Cycling Productions.)

Hope to make it to Steve Maasland's ride in two weeks near Philly, (the 22nd, right Steve?), and if you are there you can have a look. Until then, here are some pics. rodid=&.done=http%3a//

or if that doesn't work,

and open the Stan Pike folder.

Tom (whew!) Adams, Shrewsbury NJ