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Old 04-18-12, 08:47 AM
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reynolds 531 sl weight vs 531

how much difference is there between
a frame made with reynolds 531 SL vs 531 tubes?

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Sorry I don't have numbers, but it's a noticeable difference in weight. I don't think you want to build a large frame or a frame for a heavy rider out of it though
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Its like this, my 531 frame completly stripped is 2010 g

if I find the exact same frame with 531SL what weight should I expect?

same builder, one year later

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For the light-gauge reynolds (.8-.5 TT & ST, .9-.6 DT) the weight for a 54-55 cm frame would be around 1900g I think. So that is probably what you have already? The Reynolds denominations (SL, P, C, ST etc.) weren't consistent throughout, or may not even have been labelled...
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the frame in mind does have Renyolds super light tubing on the decal, and the frame has in its title SL on the end to announce it has it.
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Old thread, but I got my hands on some 531 SL. Seems the TT and ST are 0.7-0.5, DT 0.8-0.5 and stays are 0.6. Pretty thin for 531 alloy. Assuming the HT, steerer and fork blades are the same, once cut a set of 531 SL tubes will be some 180g lighter than a std 531.
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