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Old 01-22-14, 11:29 AM
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The REYNOLDS 531 DECAL thread.

Got any close up pics of your ORIGINAL Reynolds decals? No reproductions, please.
Particularly interested in odd or scarce variants. Such as the French "3 tubes reinforces"
decal, etc.









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Two Schwinn Paramounts for the price of one. Not as close as you'd like.



The coppertone on the left is not the original decal to the '66 frameset. The red on the right is original to the '71 P13.
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H Lloyd Cycles is the authorized source for older Reynolds tubing decals and has over 200 different 531 decals for sale.

13 page pdf document showing many of the 531 decals
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Originally Posted by pastorbobnlnh
Two Schwinn Paramounts for the price of one. Not as close as you'd like.



The coppertone on the left is not the original decal to the '66 frameset. The red on the right is original to the '71 P13.
It's also incorrect.
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Original Reynolds transfers (some in poor shape!):

1982 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain:


1972 Jeunet 630 (check out that French attention to detail WRT lug filing!):




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Very interesting varieties of tubeset decals......
Well, one thing I also learned from this thread so far,....... Reynolds definitely used the flimsiest materials for their tubeset decals....
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Not much left on this ca 1970 Mercier.

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I'm quite surprised I didn't have an existing 531CS shot of my 620.
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AFAIK I have no Reynolds-French connection. But I can offer these pics of my Gran Sport (Oh wait, "Gran" is a French spelling, n'est pas?) which I'm sure are not unique, not even a little bit:



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The obligatory 70's Raleigh's and in the interest of diversity a 979 Dural & SL Trek.

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Originally Posted by jimmuller
AFAIK I have no Reynolds-French connection. But I can offer these pics of my Gran Sport (Oh wait, "Gran" is a French spelling, n'est pas?) which I'm sure are not unique, not even a little bit:



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Not 531..but still Reynolds. From my Zeus bike.
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1982 Trek 613. Original Decal as far as I know.

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Here are the frame and fork labels on my '74 Gitane Champion du Monde, still in good condition:







Most Reynolds labels come in pretty deplorable condition like on this Grand Jubile.
- Which is why I feel no pangs of guilt when applying repro's.



^ This is not the repro label. ^
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Originally Posted by auchencrow


Wow... are those bars & stem made from that transparent aluminum that Chief Engineer Scott was offering the formula for? Where did you manage to find the matching bar tape?
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Some real beauties here. Keep them coming. It's interesting seeing the different shades of the green 531.
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Great pics.

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Wow... are those bars & stem made from that transparent aluminum that Chief Engineer Scott was offering the formula for? Where did you manage to find the matching bar tape?


The bar tape? 3-D printed clear Tressostar.
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En anglais.

I believe this is original from early to mid '70's on my MKM Metcalfe.

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How about 531 Professional?

Original. Mid '80's Terry Dolan Cougar.

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