Thursday, 28 November 2013

Pearson Bike Build Reynolds 531 Frame Single Speed

Superb hand built vintage Pearson Cycles Reynolds 531 Double-Butted Road Frame from the 1970s. It has just been fabulously professionally refurbished with Pearson Cycles and Reynolds decals. The paint finish is a stunning and lustrous flamboyant green with the lugs picked out in white. At 150 years old, Pearson Cycles has had a long and varied history; so long in fact, it is the oldest bike shop in the world! Pearson Cycles are world renowned for their hand-built frames using the traditional methods to create frames that are recognized worldwide for the quality of workmanship, accuracy of construction and beautiful long lasting finish. This particular frame is stunningly beautifully and elegant, constructed with fine, neat brazing and ornate Pregnant lug-work. It has a lovely fork crown and forged Campagnolo dropouts. Brazing's include gear cable guides, bottle cage bosses and mudguard eyes. The Reynolds 531 double-butted tube-set was designed to be used by professional cyclists both in road racing and time trialing. And were regularly raced by the top professionals of the time including in the Tour de France and one-day Classics.

Fitting headset

Forks with 26.4mm Crown race and Halo 700 front wheel

Cinelli 64 bars & stem. Tektro long reach front brake. 

26.8mm Seat post & 700c Halo rear wheel, single speed with 120mm dropouts. (Extra long reach brake to be fitted)

Dia Compe brake levers with brown hoods, Tektro brake calipers and white brake cable.

Chasing bottom bracket threads before fitting bottom bracket. 

48T Chainset lookalike old'y Campagnolo and Tange Cartridge Bottom Bracket

Single Speed Pearson Road Bike, with 1980's Turbo leather saddle, Cinelli world champ bar tape and mud guards ready to hit the roads of London.

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