Re: [CR] Francisco Cuevas and Reynolds 531SL

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From: "kevin sayles" <>
To: Wayne Bingham <>, Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <>
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Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:41:37 +0100
Subject: Re: [CR] Francisco Cuevas and Reynolds 531SL

Wayne.....Jerry, I recall 531SL being available in around 1974/5......I developed my silver brazing skills using it whilst at Bob Jacksons......753 came out at around the same time.....[as far as I'm aware Jacksons, along with Ilkeston Raleigh's were the first in the UK to use 753]

The first 531SL chainstays were prone to cracking along the crude flat which formed the indent, later they returned to the more traditional round oval round section.

531SL eventually became 531 Pro........not certain when, I know in 1980 I had a 531SL frame, but by 82 my Time Trial frame was built out of 531Pro.

Jerry, had a look at your Cuevas, interesting selection of components........please don't take this the wrong way.....I'm not wishing to offend, but please fold your spare tubular up in a neater way!

Cheers Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK

----- Original Message -----
From: Wayne Bingham
To: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos
Sent: Monday, October 12, 2009 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: [CR] Francisco Cuevas and Reynolds 531SL

>> Interesting this one, like mine, is 531 SL, which I believe was a fairly
>> short-lived tubeset, at least by that name. Must have been a favorite of
>> Francisco's.<<

Not sure about the official time-frame availability, but 531SL was in use for some time, I believe. My 1983 Stan Pike was partially build with 531SL (actually a mix of 531SL, Super Vitus and Columbus SL tubes).

I had an original 531SL tube set stashed away for many years. Dave Bohm finally worked those tubes into my Bohemian frame.

Wayne Bingham
Lovettsville, Virginia USA