Re: [CR]Dating Reynolds 531c tubing.


Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 16:29:49 +0100
From: Freek Faro <khun.freek@gmail.com>
To: john@os2.dhs.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Dating Reynolds 531c tubing.
In-Reply-To: <438BD440.9060908@new.rr.com>
References: <2a3.771281.30bcfdd2@aol.com>
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Thanks John and everyone, 82 (as earliest possible) will do fine. The 83 Raleigh catalogue at Mark Bulgiers site is the first to mention 531c, the 8 2 catalogue just mentions 531. And, yes, 531c is just the 'ordinary' tubing, successor to 531DB I guess.

regards,

Freek Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2005/11/29, John Thompson <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>:
>
> LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:
>
> > Take a look at the decals in this auction. The auction says
> this Special
> > Lightweight tubeset was later called 531c. I thought there was
> a subtle
> > difference between 531c and 531SL, but I don't recall what
> it was. Anybody know?
> >
> >
> _http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-NOS-Reynolds-531SL-tube-set-Campagnolo-era_W 0QQit
> > emZ7198714576QQcategoryZ56197QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem_
> > (
> http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-NOS-Reynolds-531SL-tube-set-Campagnolo-era_W0 QQitemZ7198714576QQcategoryZ561
> > 97QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem)
>
> AFAIK, 531C was *NOT* the same as 531 Special Lightweight. 531C was the
> standard competition tubeset, while 531 Special Lightweight was
> essentially the same as 753, but not heat treated. 531 Special
> Lightweight became 531 Professional when the new style decals came out:
>
> http://www.os2.dhs.org/pictures/gallery/Decals/531_pro
>
> --
> John (john@os2.dhs.org)
> Appleton WI USA