Hi there folks,
Had a couple questions for you regarding the following listing:
First, is there anyway to tell if this bike is truly Reynolds 753? Current Owner bought if from the original owner who had the frame resprayed and didn't replace any of the stickers/decals. Current Owner says he was told it was Peugeot 753 and says it rides great so he never questioned it. I'm just curious if there is a way to know for sure.
Then I'm just curious if 753 is really that much better than 531? Everything I've found says it was really strong and stiff and light, that Reynolds had to certify any builders before they could use 753 tubing and that it was discountinued in the 2000's. Also read that it was intended for lighter riders. Not sure if any or all of those statements are true, that's just what I found out from researching via the internet for a bit. Any help with more info overall regarding the bike would be awesome.
And finally, what do you think about his asking price? I'm leaning towards the fact that it's a solid asking price since everything but the rear derailluer is Campy (although a miss-mash of different groups) if the frame is truly as nice as it sounds. I know the brooks add's value but I'd probably just be replacing it with a Turbo since my butt likes those.
In Summary, further info on the frame itself and then opinions on the worth/value of the bike would be great.
Thanks ahead of time for your input