Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

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Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby Raffles » Mon Dec 03, 2012 19:31 pm

I was looking online into bikes that are still made in italy today and not in the far east. The retro styled bikes made in italy by Ciocc and Casati are just absolutely gorgeous to behold. Id love to see pics of Reynolds framed bikes that you ride in 2012 and a bit of background into weights and parts fitted would make a most interesting read.
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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby ugo.santalucia » Mon Dec 03, 2012 19:38 pm

Italian steel frames were mostly Columbus steel... Mine is

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby silverpigeon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 22:48 pm

ugo.santalucia wrote:Italian steel frames were mostly Columbus steel... Mine is


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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby drlodge » Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:38 pm

Only ever ridden Reynolds myself :-)

Old bike first, Condor Italia made 1987, Reynolds 531 Professional throughout. Used to have Shimano 600EX, has since been upgraded throughout with a mix of Ultegra (brakes, chainset) and Dura Ace (derailleurs, hubs 126mm OLN), Sora shifters, Ritchey bars and stem. Weighs about 23lbs

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby ugo.santalucia » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:09 pm

silverpigeon wrote:
ugo.santalucia wrote:Italian steel frames were mostly Columbus steel... Mine is


poi ci mostrano un quadro


You mean "mostraci una foto?" here you go...

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby declan1 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 13:52 pm

My BSA Goldenwings:

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I have since upgraded tyres and brakes, but have yet to take new pics...

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby centimani » Tue Dec 04, 2012 19:44 pm

declan1 wrote:My BSA Goldenwings:

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I have since upgraded tyres and brakes, but have yet to take new pics...

Link to original thread:
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Strewth, that is nice. :shock:

I have a modernised 70s/80s Raleigh Clubman 531 ...but while its been very very reliable, its a bit of a car crash visually, but then again, it was always going to be a workhorse, not a work of art.
Mines similar having rather large space between the frame and wheels which makes you feel stretched out and while its very very smooth, it's certainly not manoeverable it traffic.

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby Bobbinogs » Tue Dec 04, 2012 20:24 pm

Got me some nice reynolds 653, although the angle of this piccie makes the front look a little wierd:

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But it doesn't have to be steel to be Italian, retro and lovely. How about this from '89 in aluminium

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby Raffles » Tue Dec 04, 2012 22:10 pm

thanks guys for the pics as im lovin looking over those bikes :D

its a real walk down memory lane looking at those downshifters. how do you lot find the weight , 23lbs is pretty heavy by todays standards, but does the steel frame really give that fabled smoothness you hear mentioned .
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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby declan1 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 22:13 pm

Raffles wrote:thanks guys for the pics as im lovin looking over those bikes :D

its a real walk down memory lane looking at those downshifters. how do you lot find the weight , 23lbs is pretty heavy by todays standards, but does the steel frame really give that fabled smoothness you hear mentioned .


I don't know about other steel frames, but mine is amazingly comfortable. I literally can't believe how smooth it is sometimes.

You know them really rough roads with lots of patchwork and old, rough tarmac? Well they feel just like freshly-laid tarmac on an Aluminium bike.

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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby drlodge » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:32 am

Raffles wrote:thanks guys for the pics as im lovin looking over those bikes :D

its a real walk down memory lane looking at those downshifters. how do you lot find the weight , 23lbs is pretty heavy by todays standards, but does the steel frame really give that fabled smoothness you hear mentioned .


I think the rear end of the 531 is OK, smooth enough, but steel forks put quite a bit of vibration through the bars. My 953 with modern carbon forks are waaayyyy smoother, like riding in a Bentley.
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Re: Love to see your retro Reynolds frame road bikes

Postby RRSODL » Wed Dec 05, 2012 15:41 pm

drlodge wrote:
Raffles wrote:thanks guys for the pics as im lovin looking over those bikes :D

its a real walk down memory lane looking at those downshifters. how do you lot find the weight , 23lbs is pretty heavy by todays standards, but does the steel frame really give that fabled smoothness you hear mentioned .


I think the rear end of the 531 is OK, smooth enough, but steel forks put quite a bit of vibration through the bars. My 953 with modern carbon forks are waaayyyy smoother, like riding in a Bentley.



I haven't noticed this vibration on my 531. I have another bike with CF forks and they seem to be just as smooth as the forks on my 531. If there is any difference then it's hardly noticeable.


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