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Old 08-14-12, 11:12 AM   #1
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531 Reynolds vintage bike questions

Been searching for a vintage bike in my size 54cm, mostly looking for Centurion Ironman Expert or Master but NO luck.

So I wonder what is the best bargain i can get on another vintage, with 531 Reynolds instead of Tange 1 for the Centurion.

I have read that the 531 Reynolds frames are more expensive than the Tange 1 Frames, but they are similar in performance, is that true?

Looking for something with 6 or 7 gears and with 105 or 600 components.

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Old 08-14-12, 11:15 AM   #2
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A lot of older Raleighs sport 531 tubing. Since they alter the models so much over time, the same model may be 531 for a period and something else in other periods, but a good number of 70s and early 80s Raleighs have 531.
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A lot of the Treks from the early 80's had 531 tubing and are often very good buys in something the would be similar to the Centurions your looking at.
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Not all Reynolds 531 is the same, whether single or double butted or 531C vs. 531 Professional vs. 531 Super Tourist, etc.
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