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Dave Russell Cycles Reynolds 531 Road Frame 1970s

Old 11-10-16, 01:13 PM
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Dave Russell Cycles Reynolds 531 Road Frame 1970s

What's it worth? Only one bid so far. Refurbished with new paint and decals; long-time seller with good reputation; ships worldwide:

DAVE RUSSELL CYCLES VINTAGE REYNOLDS 531 ROAD FRAME 1970s *MINT* CAMPAGNOLO ENDS | eBay
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Old 11-10-16, 04:09 PM
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At present, 230 bid + 85 postage = 315 USD. I see a nicely made 531 frame, however, I also see orange peel in the finish in the BB pic on the ebay listing. It could be worse, not orange peel to the paint, but the frame might've been pitted and corroded before the respray. I could be completely wrong in my interpretation of the pics.

It appears to have long chainstays and 120mm spacing, so it looks like it has sporting geo rather than race geo, yet no fender eyelets.

In my prejudiced opinon, I'd pass.
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I don't know anything about the maker. That said, from what I see it looks like a nice frame, but it's already priced higher than I'd be willing to pay for it.
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Originally Posted by lostarchitect View Post
I don't know anything about the maker.
Dave Russell is up there with the other British classic builders, such as Bob Jackson, Mercian, Woodrup, Roberts.

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Originally Posted by johnnyace View Post
Dave Russell is up there with the other British classic builders, such as Bob Jackson, Mercian, Woodrup, Roberts.

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If it's on par with those than I stand by my assessment.
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Looked at that one myself online, but even though it has an excellent pedigree, the paint looks pretty wavy to me. Could be the lighting, but also could be just a poorly applied (or poorly prepped) paint job. And if the replacement decals are just vinyl, well...
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Ummm 120mm rear spacing is going to present some challenges if you want to run anything larger than a 5 speed freewheel. Fixed or internal hub sure...but I'd send him a message to verify that it is in fact 120mm and not, say, 126/7.
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Ummm 120mm rear spacing is going to present some challenges if you want to run anything larger than a 5 speed freewheel. Fixed or internal hub sure...but I'd send him a message to verify that it is in fact 120mm and not, say, 126/7.
Not a big deal to cold set it to 126.
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I've decided to pass on it. I'm setting my sights somewhat lower: a nice, vintage steel complete Japanese road bike of the Bridgestone or Miyata variety.
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Ummm 120mm rear spacing is going to present some challenges if you want to run anything larger than a 5 speed freewheel. Fixed or internal hub sure...but I'd send him a message to verify that it is in fact 120mm and not, say, 126/7.
6 speed Ultra spacing freewheels are designed for 120mm spacing. I use a 6spd Suntour Ultra on my Tempo that is 120mm spacing at the rear. Fits and works perfect.
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