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1980 Reynolds 531 Falcon Model 176(4 posts)

1980 Reynolds 531 Falcon Model 176Sean OConnor
May 19, 2003 4:37 PM
I'm looking at the above frame on ebay, to build up as a fixed-gear/singlespeed. I guess they were made in England. Are these frames any good? What would a brand new one, never built up, be worth? Or should I go with an old Italian frame? Thanks!
Memory-based generic supposition...cory
May 21, 2003 3:27 PM
I recognize the name, but that's about all. FWIW, though, the tubing and parts are decent for the time, which tends to indicate it isn't junk. I have an old Trek, also 531, from about the same period that I built up into a singlespeed a couple of years ago, and I like it a lot. $300 seems high to me, but I'm not an expert on old bike values. It may have collector cachet beyond the sum of its parts.
re: 1980 Reynolds 531 Falcon Model 176bicyclerepairman
May 22, 2003 3:26 PM
You have a nice bike there. I didn't know that they were still around in the 80's...but, obviously....
re: 1980 Reynolds 531 Falcon Model 176marron
May 28, 2003 8:37 AM
IFIR this frame has been offered before. Falcons were offered in a range of qualities and this one was above average. I bought a San Remo back in '69 and it was a very nice bike; better build quality and finish than comparable Italian frames of the period. I don't think that this model was as nicely finished but it is probably as good as a Italian bike.