Re: [CR]Reynolds 531 tubing


Example: Bike Shops:R.E.W. Reynolds

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To: JHurley@jdabrams.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Reynolds 531 tubing
Date: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:52:46 -0500
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From: Dale Brown <oroboyz@aol.com>


John wrote: <<Can someone tell, or provide a link to an explanation of what 531c is? Does the c stand for "Competition"? Is the 531 Professionnel tubing found on some French bikes the same product? The CR website Reynolds gallery doesn't have a picture of the "Professionnel" decal, and the Reynolds history page is strangely sketchy when it comes to detailing their products.>>

The C and Professional and other variations of 531 were mostly marketing ploys to indicate a lighter "racier" gauge dimension. Many of these designations occurred late the the CR time range. The fact is, 531 was always available in different gauges and make ups that could be specified by builders or manufacturers to achieve the desired end design.? Continental, esp. French, builders more often than English speaking builders, made direct reference to the exact gauge of tubing used in the bikes rather than "models" of tube sets.

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina USA

-----Original Message----- From: John Hurley <JHurley@jdabrams.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Fri, 15 Feb 2008 10:27 am Subject: [CR]Reynolds 531 tubing

List, Can someone tell, or provide a link to an explanation of what 531c is? Does the c stand for "Competition"? Is the 531 Professionnel tubing found on some French bikes the same product? The CR website Reynolds gallery doesn't have a picture of the "Professionnel" decal, and the Reynolds history page is strangely sketchy when it comes to detailing
their products.
Thanks,
John Hurley
Austin, Texas, USA