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Old 07-19-21, 12:38 AM
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Hello easyupbug and yes I had also read about the fact Reynolds themselves advised against chroming 753 . This is not a restoration though and left the Merckx factory in 1988 like this. I did post it on the Merckx owners thread, and though rare it does seem to have been a request by the person who ordered the bike, and Merckx obviously obliged.

Despite the concerns the frame is in excellent condition for its age, so I've not got any worries of it rusting from the inside out or other metallurgy concerns, for now at least. I'm just enjoying the ride and how all that chrome looks in the sunshine, which even here in the UK is making an appearance this week
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Old 07-19-21, 06:42 AM
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Botty kayer, thank you. We in the US are all too aware of efforts of corporate lawyers to prevent their companies from being subject to frivolous lawsuits which can cost them $$$, brought by lawyers unrestrained by scruples. On a resent drive through Las Vegas we must have seen 40 billboards advertising these ambulance chasing lawyers who specializes in bringing frivolous if not artificial cases seeking damages for personal injury.
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Old 07-19-21, 10:33 AM
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That Reynolds 753 jersey is great! Never saw one before! The use of the distinctive lavender color that is in the decal is a great touch.

My 753 bike is a Raleigh Team, and I really like the ride of the thinner gauge tubes. The use of distinctive team colors ("colours"?) is fun too....



part of the fun of team bikes is the opportunity to collect matching jerseys, which I seem to have done.....









and this isn't even all of my Raleigh jerseys.

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Old 07-19-21, 11:44 AM
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My 753 Raleigh Team Pro has moved on to a new owner. I acquired this 753 Lejeune in the last year. It is currently at Franklin Frame getting a TT ding fixed.

753 Lejeune by Baco by L Travers, on Flickr
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Old 07-19-21, 05:55 PM
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Here is my 1994 Waterford 1250. Colorway is Garnet Metallic but it looks like Candy Apple Red to me. Paint really glows in the sunshine. The ride is great too.
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Old 10-19-21, 11:01 PM
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Greetings from Australia. Here I present my Soren Son, made in Queensland on the gold coast by Soren (the Danish flag) and painted by his son Mitch (the Canadian flag) , or at least that's how I understand it.
It appears to be made from 753T, which I have deduced from the 27.4 seatpost. This is a big frame, 58 ctc seat tube, and I'm probably 215 currently, so will this be somewhat too flimsy for me? Thanks, regards Sean




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Old 10-19-21, 11:55 PM
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Greetings from Australia. Here I present my Soren Son, made in Queensland on the gold coast by Soren (the Danish flag) and painted by his son Mitch (the Canadian flag) , or at least that's how I understand it.
Hi Sean. Damn, I'd love a Soren Son. I believe the the builder was Sern Soren? There's also frames with a similar Mitchell decals that were just resprayed frames of other builders.

Always with vibrant paint jobs and they weren't shy in experimenting with different geometries. Yours is pretty cool with the number tab.

There's a splatter paint one on Facebook Retro Cycling Marketplace Australia at the moment (too big for me) - someone in the comments included a photo with three Soren Sons that they own! Edit: sorry, must have sold.

Closest I came to owning one was a Minimax frame that was on Gumtree for a while. Very tempted, but it would have stretched my budget at the time and it was arguably a touch small.

If you find a 56, let me know! I'm in Melbourne.

Queensland had some pretty cool builders back in the day, Soren Son, Van Werkhoven, Mal McPherson, Berretto, Hoffy...

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Old 11-11-21, 04:33 AM
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Hi Sean. Damn, I'd love a Soren Son. I believe the the builder was Sern Soren? There's also frames with a similar Mitchell decals that were just resprayed frames of other builders.

Always with vibrant paint jobs and they weren't shy in experimenting with different geometries. Yours is pretty cool with the number tab.

There's a splatter paint one on Facebook Retro Cycling Marketplace Australia at the moment (too big for me) - someone in the comments included a photo with three Soren Sons that they own! Edit: sorry, must have sold.

Closest I came to owning one was a Minimax frame that was on Gumtree for a while. Very tempted, but it would have stretched my budget at the time and it was arguably a touch small.

If you find a 56, let me know! I'm in Melbourne.

Queensland had some pretty cool builders back in the day, Soren Son, Van Werkhoven, Mal McPherson, Berretto, Hoffy...
@P!N20 FYI, there's a 55 x 56 Soren Son on Retro Cycling Marketplace Australia now in Melbourne. Chrome fork, very tasty looking lugs, also affordable. You need it I believe

Picture from the FB listing. Not 753 afaik.....


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Old 11-11-21, 05:05 AM
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@P!N20 FYI, there's a 55 x 56 Soren Son on Retro Cycling Marketplace Australia now in Melbourne. Chrome fork, very tasty looking lugs, also affordable. You need it I believe

Picture from the FB listing. Not 753 afaik.....
I'm concerned about the paint around the seat cluster - could be a repair? I'd be keen to go and have a look, but...not on Facebook.
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Old 02-23-22, 07:48 AM
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Gazelle Champion Mondial 753

I am too new to post a photo, but look forward to sharing a picture of my Gazelle Champion Mondial 753 bike. Apparently Gazelle was owned for a period of time by TI - same company that owned Reynolds and Raleigh. They had a race shop in the corner of their factory and built 753 frames for ~10 years in addition to the 531 frames. This one has nice workmanship with lovely thinned lugs and lug cutouts that one would expect to see on a more limited production brand. I will share when I get green lighted to post photos.
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Old 02-23-22, 09:18 AM
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Still have my broken Orbit show bike frame in the attic:


And picked up a ratty Raleigh USA Team Technium 753 last year:
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Old 02-28-22, 07:03 PM
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Gazelle 753

Looking forward to being authorized to show my Gazelle Champion Mondial 753 photos!
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Gazelle Champion Mondial 753

Gazelle Champion Mondial 753. Also shown in the 'show us your Dutch bike thread.


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Bob Jackson made w/ Reynolds 753 tubing.
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Another Bob Jackson, this one a '95 Diamond Jubilee custom model made in all 753, #35 of 60 made, each one unique.

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Another Bob Jackson, this one a '95 Diamond Jubilee custom model made in all 753, #35 of 60 made, each one unique.
Wow - that is gorgeous. Which crank is that? It looks good with the black rings.
Quite a looker all around.

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Bob Jackson made w/ Reynolds 753 tubing.
May I ask for a better picture, one that doesn't chop off the Brooks Pro...
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Wow - that is gorgeous. Which crank is that? It looks good with the black rings..
Itís a Sugino TD series double, 110 bcd so I can run compact rings.
Youíre right, itís a lovely bike- Arrowhead lugs, all Tricolor 8 speed, Kinlin 240ís on 6401 hubs, old school 6400 brake levers, etc. Just the real deal.
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Itís a Sugino TD series double, 110 bcd so I can run compact rings.
Youíre right, itís a lovely bike- Arrowhead lugs, all Tricolor 8 speed, Kinlin 240ís on 6401 hubs, old school 6400 brake levers, etc. Just the real deal.
I think I'd rather ride it than a Cannondale most days...
Clinchers I suspect, maybe sew-ups? Do you like those Vittoria Corsas? I'm considering Corsa Control's for my next tires.
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@P!N20 FYI, there's a 55 x 56 Soren Son on Retro Cycling Marketplace Australia now in Melbourne. Chrome fork, very tasty looking lugs, also affordable. You need it I believe

Picture from the FB listing. Not 753 afaik.....

I recall that Robbie McEwen turned up to the Uni Games in Brisbane in ~93 with a purple Soren Son - I can't remember whether it was his road bike or time trial bike, but it was beautiful. I certainly can't remember if it was a 753 frame!
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This bike does not get ridden near enough. Everything about it is smooth.
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I would love a LOOK bike in my size someday. I have this 753 NJS Panasonic.

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Originally Posted by cyclic_eric View Post
Wow - that is gorgeous. Which crank is that? It looks good with the black rings.
Quite a looker all around.


May I ask for a better picture, one that doesn't chop off the Brooks Pro...
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Here are some better shots!
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Here are some better shots!
Full Campy super record + regina oro. The bicycle was barely used.
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