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#201 2019-09-27 7:21am

Mmeier9
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From: Prophetstown, Il
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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

kevin108 wrote:

Can’t say I’ve heard of this maker.  Really cool bike though and would look great cleaned up. 531 decal implies worthy bike. What are your plans for it?

Get rid of it, is my plan for it. ???? I was just trying to figure out what it was. I have absolutely no knowledge on anything that isn’t a 20”.

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#202 2019-10-31 8:21pm

FRESSTYLE FREEK
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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

just rescued this today was trash day. some one was throwing this out as trash. yikes
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has that 60's frame style look. but some one at some time. threw on a lot of  90's Shimano 105  parts.

Last edited by FRESSTYLE FREEK (2019-11-01 8:54am)


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#203 2019-11-03 6:24pm

RandolphCarter
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Re: Who's into vintage road bikes?

Mmeier9 wrote:

kevin108 wrote:

Can’t say I’ve heard of this maker.  Really cool bike though and would look great cleaned up. 531 decal implies worthy bike. What are your plans for it?

Get rid of it, is my plan for it. ???? I was just trying to figure out what it was. I have absolutely no knowledge on anything that isn’t a 20”.

That bike looks like it is from the 1950's.

The 'Reynolds 531' sticker means it is built with thin walled 4130 CrMo butted steel tubes, which is high end for the time.  Most mass-market bikes back then used either milder steel or straight gauge tubes.

It also looks like it either has the original parts, or at least parts from the late 50's / early 60's. The same company made a model called the 'Imp' that looks similar to yours:

http://www.classicrendezvous.com/images/British/Hopper_cycles/E_Hop2L.jpg

The cranks look identical.

The Bike Forums Classic & Vintage page ( https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage ) would be able to help you find out more about the bike and the parts on it.

One word of warning - old British and French bikes can be a real pain to work on - threads, part sizes, headtube and steerer tube dimensions, stem/bar sizes - these can all be different than what everyone now is used to.  Finding correct (or sometimes ANY) parts can be an adventure.

If you don't have any interest in riding that bike, you will be much better off selling it to a collector.


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