Thanks to Brandon, Mark & Richie, for their comments here!
In a message dated 8/19/2001 2:23:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
> Reynolds "Rapid Taper" c-stays like on certain Raleighs are unique as
> far as I know and a sure sign of Reynolds. Ditto Columbus PS, oversize
> track sprint stays that were swaged down to fit into normal-size BB shell
> sockets, unique and a sure sign of Columbus.
I have some other 1960s British bikes with that rapid taper chain stay but I think it was just a ton by Raleigh! The over sized, bulged-right-behind-the-bbkt. chainstays like in the PS were also made by Ishiwata.
In a message dated 8/19/2001 5:33:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> i think all the early cali masis were reynolds pipes.
Yes, you are right.... not to mention the rumored various Excel and Reynolds tubes used in the 3V. Early Cinelli, Masi, Pogliaghi and Legnano seemed to use more Reynolds than we might expect from Italian builders..