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Reynolds catalogue from the 1970's.  The introduction reads:  "Over fifty years have passed since Reynolds made lightweight cycling possible by the introduction of the butted tube.  This process, as is now well-known, enabled the greater thickness of metal to be distributed at the joints of the cycle frame without imposing the same weight penalty over the whole length of the tube.  

The butted tube is still in great demand to-day, but great progress has been made in improving steel specifications to the present high standard of REYNOLDS 531 tubing, details of the products made in this material being fully described in the Catalogue.

To-day we are justly proud of the contribution Reynolds makes to lighter cycling, and the international repute of our REYNOLDS 531 tubing, which is specified wherever a combination of strength and lightness is required."

The Reynolds 531 material, introduced in 1935 was the tube which set the standard for road, track and touring frames for many years.  Today however, 531 has been largely supplanted by the seamless air hardening steels with ultimate tensile strengths between 180-210Ksi (1250-1450 MPa) for 853 and between 115-130Ksi (800-900MPa) for 631.  Quoting a new Reynolds brochure, "The production process ensures tight tolerance, thin gauge tubes.  The strength to weight ratio of the air hardening steels (853 & 631) is equal to that of quality titanium and aluminum frames.  A normal chrome molybdenum steel will lose strength in the joints after the heat has been applied.  This material (853 & 631) INCREASES in strength (when heated to around 850 degrees C (1560 degrees F) and the recommended braze metal per AWS Classification, RBCuZn type is applied) as the frame cools to strengths well in excess of the as delivered values shown above.  This unique air hardening property of Reynolds 853 and 631 provides additional stiffness through reduced microyielding at the joints, allowing stiffer frames with excellent fatigue strength (when compared to standard chrome molybdenum and excellent ride quality to be constructed."  Please look over some of the Reynolds steel tubing offered in this section.  To order, please contact Andy Newlands on 503-224-1215 or email andy@strawberrybicycle.com.
Reynolds catalogue from the 1970's. The introduction reads: "Over fifty years have passed since Reynolds made lightweight cycling possible by the introduction of the butted tube. This process, as is now well-known, enabled the greater thickness of metal to be distributed at the joints of the cycle frame without imposing the same weight penalty over the whole length of the tube.

The butted tube is still in great demand to-day, but great progress has been made in improving steel specifications to the present high standard of REYNOLDS 531 tubing, details of the products made in this material being fully described in the Catalogue.

To-day we are justly proud of the contribution Reynolds makes to lighter cycling, and the international repute of our REYNOLDS 531 tubing, which is specified wherever a combination of strength and lightness is required."

The Reynolds 531 material, introduced in 1935 was the tube which set the standard for road, track and touring frames for many years. Today however, 531 has been largely supplanted by the seamless air hardening steels with ultimate tensile strengths between 180-210Ksi (1250-1450 MPa) for 853 and between 115-130Ksi (800-900MPa) for 631. Quoting a new Reynolds brochure, "The production process ensures tight tolerance, thin gauge tubes. The strength to weight ratio of the air hardening steels (853 & 631) is equal to that of quality titanium and aluminum frames. A normal chrome molybdenum steel will lose strength in the joints after the heat has been applied. This material (853 & 631) INCREASES in strength (when heated to around 850 degrees C (1560 degrees F) and the recommended braze metal per AWS Classification, RBCuZn type is applied) as the frame cools to strengths well in excess of the as delivered values shown above. This unique air hardening property of Reynolds 853 and 631 provides additional stiffness through reduced microyielding at the joints, allowing stiffer frames with excellent fatigue strength (when compared to standard chrome molybdenum and excellent ride quality to be constructed." Please look over some of the Reynolds steel tubing offered in this section. To order, please contact Andy Newlands on 503-224-1215 or email andy@strawberrybicycle.com.
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Strawberry Select Tubing from Reynolds Tube Co.

"R" BUTTED FORK BLADES
EB720: 27.5x20, 1.1/0.8, 400  $22.25/ea.
EB471: 22mm round, 1.5/0.8, 370  $22.25ea.
EB708: 27.5x20, 1.0/0.6, 370  $22.25/ea.
EB711: 27.5x20, 1.2/0.7, 430  $22.25/ea.

STEERERS
HB145: Cro-mo 28.6, 2.3/1.6, 300  $17.66/ea.
HB142: Cro-mo 28.6, 1.6/1.1, 400  $28.42ea.

DOWN TUBES
BX5125: "631", 31.75, 0.9/0.6/0.9, 635  $25.66/ea.
BX5128: "631", 31.75, 0.8/0.5/0.8, 635  $25.66/ea.

HEAD TUBES
DC151: "525", 31.75, 0.9, 220  $5.70/ea.
HT360 Air hardening 36x1.1x240  $6.50/ea
TOP TUBES
BX5181: "631" 28.6 tapered to 22.2, 0.8/0.6, 600  $23.50/ea.
BX5049: "631", 28.6, 0.75/0.45/0.75, 635  $24.33/ea.
BX5050: "631", 28.6, 0.8/0.5/0.8, 635  $24.33/ea.
BX5053: "631", 28.6, 0.9/0.6/0.9, 635  $24.33/ea.

SEAT TUBE
CX5200: "631", 28.6, 0.8/0.55, 635  $22.19/ea.

CHAINSTAYS
FC1510: "525", 17x29, 0.8/0.6, 410  $18.65/ea.
FX2510: "725", 17x29, 0.9/0.6, 410  $32.02/ea.
FC1513: "525", 17x29, 0.8/0.6, 440  $18.65/ea.

WISHBONE TOP STAY
R116: Cro-mo, 19.05, 0.7, 190mm  $7.00/ea.
A-Sundry 525 cro-mo 19.05x0.7x380mm.  $8.32/ea
R2025T13 tapered topstay Cromo 22.2x.8/.6 x 420  13/13.5mm. tip diameter  $14/ea.

SEATSTAYS
GC1620: "525", 14, 0.6, 620  $15.91/ea.
GC1610: "525", 16, 0.6, 560  $15.32/ea.
GC1650: "525", 16, 0.7, 580  $15.92/ea.
GC1660: "525", 19, 0.7, 580  $19.12/ea.

 To order, please contact Andy. PayPal and good check accepted.  Please note that a minimum tubing order is $50.00.
Strawberry Select Tubing from Reynolds Tube Co.

"R" BUTTED FORK BLADES
EB720: 27.5x20, 1.1/0.8, 400 $22.25/ea.
EB471: 22mm round, 1.5/0.8, 370 $22.25ea.
EB708: 27.5x20, 1.0/0.6, 370 $22.25/ea.
EB711: 27.5x20, 1.2/0.7, 430 $22.25/ea.

STEERERS
HB145: Cro-mo 28.6, 2.3/1.6, 300 $17.66/ea.
HB142: Cro-mo 28.6, 1.6/1.1, 400 $28.42ea.

DOWN TUBES
BX5125: "631", 31.75, 0.9/0.6/0.9, 635 $25.66/ea.
BX5128: "631", 31.75, 0.8/0.5/0.8, 635 $25.66/ea.

HEAD TUBES
DC151: "525", 31.75, 0.9, 220 $5.70/ea.
HT360 Air hardening 36x1.1x240 $6.50/ea
TOP TUBES
BX5181: "631" 28.6 tapered to 22.2, 0.8/0.6, 600 $23.50/ea.
BX5049: "631", 28.6, 0.75/0.45/0.75, 635 $24.33/ea.
BX5050: "631", 28.6, 0.8/0.5/0.8, 635 $24.33/ea.
BX5053: "631", 28.6, 0.9/0.6/0.9, 635 $24.33/ea.

SEAT TUBE
CX5200: "631", 28.6, 0.8/0.55, 635 $22.19/ea.

CHAINSTAYS
FC1510: "525", 17x29, 0.8/0.6, 410 $18.65/ea.
FX2510: "725", 17x29, 0.9/0.6, 410 $32.02/ea.
FC1513: "525", 17x29, 0.8/0.6, 440 $18.65/ea.

WISHBONE TOP STAY
R116: Cro-mo, 19.05, 0.7, 190mm $7.00/ea.
A-Sundry 525 cro-mo 19.05x0.7x380mm. $8.32/ea
R2025T13 tapered topstay Cromo 22.2x.8/.6 x 420 13/13.5mm. tip diameter $14/ea.

SEATSTAYS
GC1620: "525", 14, 0.6, 620 $15.91/ea.
GC1610: "525", 16, 0.6, 560 $15.32/ea.
GC1650: "525", 16, 0.7, 580 $15.92/ea.
GC1660: "525", 19, 0.7, 580 $19.12/ea.

To order, please contact Andy. PayPal and good check accepted. Please note that a minimum tubing order is $50.00.


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Reynolds and Prugnat decals from the 1970's.  Reynolds 531 frame and fork decals (dry transfers) and one red/white/silver and one blue/white/silver foil Prugnat stickers are now for sale from my archives.  These are genuine and in new condition (not reproductions), and beautiful and worth every cent of the $20.00 (postpaid) asking price.  Please select the Reynolds decals from column 1-4 (left to right).  Note that the triangular fork decals will be included with column one, three and four main tube decals and the heraldic badge fork decal "Special Lightweight" will be included with column two Special Lightweight main tube decal.   To order, please contact Andy. PayPal and good check accepted.  Second note: the photo was taken of the back side of these Reynolds decals).  Click twice on photo to blowup.  Here are the application instructions issued with the "Dry-Fix" Transfers by Reynolds Tube Company Limited:  "These transfers are SELF-ADHESIVE and need no separate fixing agent.  The surface receiving the transfer must be clean, dry and free from grease.  1.  Remove protective tissue from back of transfer.  2.  Using outline on backing paper as a guide, place transfer in position.  3.  Rub down firmly.  4.  Carefully peel off backing paper."  That's it.  My experience is a good coating of clear enamel over the top to submerge the decal will provide good durability.
Reynolds and Prugnat decals from the 1970's. Reynolds 531 frame and fork decals (dry transfers) and one red/white/silver and one blue/white/silver foil Prugnat stickers are now for sale from my archives. These are genuine and in new condition (not reproductions), and beautiful and worth every cent of the $20.00 (postpaid) asking price. Please select the Reynolds decals from column 1-4 (left to right). Note that the triangular fork decals will be included with column one, three and four main tube decals and the heraldic badge fork decal "Special Lightweight" will be included with column two Special Lightweight main tube decal. To order, please contact Andy. PayPal and good check accepted. Second note: the photo was taken of the back side of these Reynolds decals). Click twice on photo to blowup. Here are the application instructions issued with the "Dry-Fix" Transfers by Reynolds Tube Company Limited: "These transfers are SELF-ADHESIVE and need no separate fixing agent. The surface receiving the transfer must be clean, dry and free from grease. 1. Remove protective tissue from back of transfer. 2. Using outline on backing paper as a guide, place transfer in position. 3. Rub down firmly. 4. Carefully peel off backing paper." That's it. My experience is a good coating of clear enamel over the top to submerge the decal will provide good durability.
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Reynolds Special Lightweight decal close up.
Reynolds Special Lightweight decal close up.
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fork blades
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