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531c blue steel

pbt150pbt150 Posts: 338
edited July 2010 in Your road bikes
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I saw the frame on eBay and loved the metallic blue paint combined with the chrome forks. The rest of it was bought in dribs and drabs off eBay or scavenged off my Allez when I upgraded the groupset to SRAM Rival.

Frame: Reynolds 531c (don't know the make/builder)
Forks: Reynolds 531c
Groupset: Shimano 3300 (Tiagra rear mech)
Pedals: Shimano M520
Wheels: Shimano RS20
Tyres: Michelin Krylion Carbon
Seatpost: Ritchey
Saddle: Charge spoon (Ti rails)
Stem: Cinelli
Bars: 3TTT
Tape: Specialized
Bottle cage: Elite Ciussi Gel

I had toyed with the idea of buying a nicer groupset (old Shimano 600/7400 or bottom end Campy) but I had this one in a box so decided to keep the money in my pocket.

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  • robmurr2000robmurr2000 Posts: 166
    that's a very nice looking bike.
  • NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
    pbt - a superb job.

    Not only does it look good it suggest a great ride too

    A keeper for sure.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 8,136
    Love it.

    It's like a cycling antidote...
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  • LigLig Posts: 178
    Nice one Pbt. looks great. I have just built up a steely....how does it ride compared to your other steed!!

    Lig.
  • pbt150pbt150 Posts: 338
    My other bike is a 2007 Spesh Allez with SRAM Rival, handbuilt wheels and FSA SLK Carbon cranks, which is obviously a lot lighter and stiffer than this one.

    But it's the first steel bike I've ever ridden, and I love it! It feels springy, like it wants you to ride faster and faster, and it's much more comfortable than my other bike.

    Thanks for all the comments, I quite like the look of it too!
  • carl_pcarl_p Posts: 982
    Wow such a simple unfussed finish yet so lovely. Enjoy.
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  • leeroy72leeroy72 Posts: 330
    Great job pbt...Lovely bike mate....must get on ebay and get a build project going! 8)
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