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    N+1... Tigra, anyone?

    Don't know why, but when this Tigra was discussed a few weeks ago, my interested was piqued, and I bid on it. Well, of course I won it, but I really don't know anything about it. The seat tube badge, listing the tubing as "Reynolds 531 forks," was discussed, and it's authenticity is in question. Can anyone tell me about Tigra's in general and maybe this bike in particular? It appears I have a long time to ponder the question as it is on the slow boat from Italy...

    Vintage Bike Tigra Campagnolo Reynold | eBay

    "I had this baby hand made in Tuscany, from titanium blessed by the pope. It weighs less than a fart, and costs more than a divorce..."

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    I missed the discussion but look forward to the pics when it gets off the boat.
    " Gonna ride till I can't ride no more "

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    I missed the discussion but look forward to the pics when it gets off the boat.


    EDIT: dang, @3speedslow beat me to it.

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    Yea, but you get to go to another Eroica!
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    I missed the thread also, but that look sweet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
    Yea, but you get to go to another Eroica!


    Any chance of your coming over this time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by non-fixie View Post


    Any chance of your coming over this time?
    Always a chance of a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3speedslow View Post
    Always a chance of a chance.
    Good! I'll be waiting with a beer!

    @Erwin8r: sorry about that. You have bought a very nice bike! The paint seems to be a little rough (proves it's Italian ) but the details are really gorgeous.

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    No worries, and thanks! Do you reckon its about a 53cm? I've found a similar "Sprint" model on Pinterest, with interesting original RD / brake cable routing/hardware.

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    That's one classy chainguard! Nice bike!
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    Extremely cool, paint, chainguard, yeah baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erwin8r View Post
    No worries, and thanks! Do you reckon its about a 53cm? I've found a similar "Sprint" model on Pinterest, with interesting original RD / brake cable routing/hardware.
    Just eye-balling that picture I'd say it's 53cm or pretty close.

    I saw the bike on Pinterest, but like the way yours is built better. But I'm a dérailleur man.

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    Missed the thread but that is one cool bike! So many great details. I would not put any stock at all in the Reynolds decal, but it hardly matters.
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    There is a website dedicated to Swiss bicycles, although it's mostly racers. Maybe you could get in touch with Craig Griffin and he could tell you more about the brand.
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    Thanks for the lead, @kroozer. Yeah, it's certainly a cool bike with cool details. I'm hoping the headlight works and that the rear rack is "period-correct."

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