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Norman Irmador ladies bicycle 1950s reynolds 531 frame (i think)

Old 01-02-21, 09:27 AM
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Norman Irmador ladies bicycle 1950s reynolds 531 frame (i think)

Good afternoon everyone!


Im new to the forum so i am unable to post any photos, so if anyone can do it for me on this thread it would be massively appreciated! also i'm not an expert on bikes, a friend pointed me towards this forum for my bike questions, so forgive me if what i have here is nothing but a bucket of bolts and a waste of everyone's time. i dont think it is but lets see!


so what i have is what i believe to be a Norman Irmador ladies bicycle reynolds 531 frame tubing (i think).


From what i can see from my research is that most of what's on the bike is original:


Sturmy Archer 3 speed gears (working)

"GB sport" Hiduminium british made brakes (working)

Reynolds 531 frame tubing (completely sound just a little surface rust)


Can't really tell you much more without the pictures posted, it also does have surface rust in places, other than that it is fully working and structurally sound. So i guess what would be really helpful if someone could tell me how much of what i have is original and of course how much its worth? would it be worth me restoring it? (i don't have a massive budget for that)


again hopefully a veteran member will assist me in the posting the pictures of the bike so if that happens they will be down below!


Thank you for the help and having a look at what i've got.
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thank you very much for the help cb400 bill !!!!!
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thank you for sharing the machine with the forum

lots of chracter here

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minor usage tip -

if cycle is to be ridden would suggest either adding toeclips or changing to a double sided pedal

riding quill pattern pedals such as these without toeclips is a bit awkward

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Another example a fine English brand being absorbed into the Raleigh world.
In my eye that would be a $40-$50 project bike which would entail a complete teardown down to the last spoke nipple then clean, de rust, re lube, replace parts as necessary to make it safe and a joy to ride. No money to be made here. "Restore" can mean a hundred things. Repaint or just preserve is up to you! You can get all the advice you can desire in the Three speed thread Good luck and welcome!

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That is not a bike you see every day. What can be done to increase the value is clean it, treat the rust to the extent possible, and service it.
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We don't know enough about your experience or access to tools and help but that bike has cottered cranks.
So, to remove those pins to clean, re-grease and reassemble you will need a cotter press. If you don't have a press please think carefully before disassembly as you don't want to damage the pins.
If you do buy it, easiest removal method involves using a vise and socket.. YouTube has videos.
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This bike is difficult to value because it needs a fair amount of work. It's old which helps the value to the right buyer. The fact that it's a lady's model shrinks the market a bit. You'll get your best price on eBay since you need to find the right buyer.

I would not do any work on this bike except to try to gently clean it. It doesn't sound as if you have the expertise to work on it. I'd talk to a local bike shop and figure out how much they'd charge to box it up. You can then figure out shipping (using bike flights or something similar) and then try to get a value by looking at equivalent priced bikes. Plain gauge Reynolds main triangle British bikes pop up from time to time on eBay and run $200 on up but they are typically in better shape than this. I'd ask $300 plus shipping/boxing and see if there is any interest. Also make sure you list the size of the bike as well.
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