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Reynolds 531 vs other steel(3 posts)

Reynolds 531 vs other steelnjb
Jun 2, 2001 12:53 PM
I'm shopping around for a road bike. I've always ridden bikes with Reynolds 531 tubing, which now seems to have been superceded. How does for example, Columbus Chro-moly tubing compare in weight, feel, etc?
re: Reynolds 531 vs other steelDaveG
Jun 2, 2001 1:37 PM
www.strongframes.com has a .pdf you can download which describes the various Reynolds, Columbus, Dedacciai and True Temper tubesets. Offhand I would say that Columbus Thron is about equivalent to 531.
re: Reynolds 531 vs other steelJohnG
Jun 2, 2001 2:09 PM
My old Trek 531 frame is a total POS compared with my newer 853 frame. My 531 frame is very soft in the BB and also slightly harsh compared with the 853.
JohnG