Re: [CR]753 vs 531


Example: Framebuilding:Technology
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 10:50:08 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]753 vs 531
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In-Reply-To: <20050701152829.84909.qmail@web50207.mail.yahoo.com>


Tom Dalton wrote:
> Can anyone explain why Reynolds initially made the 753 tube set in an
> unusual diameter? With such thin walls, the 26.8 post sizes imples
> that the OD was significantly smaller than "normal". I have seen a
> whole lot more 531 tubes in the imperial size than the smaller,
> metric size. So, why did they initially offer 753 in the less common
> O.D.?

Reynolds made both Imperial and Metric sizes from the beginning, but the first few years of Imperial production were exclusively for Raleigh, so everybody else had to use metric.

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-John Thompson (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA