armstrong bike project

supersixone

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new project 1950s armstrong possible consort model
It's got the gran sport rear mech orginal crank Williams pedals poss handlebars
Mocked it up to see how it looks
Paint work is scractched but the blue paint is still bright going to clean and wax frame
And use as many parts as I can
The frame is solid and no dents
 

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Cycleops

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Location
Accra, Ghana
Nice project. That wheelbase is super long so will be very stable.
 

SkipdiverJohn

Deplorable Brexiteer
Location
London
It's a really nice stance to the bike and really lightweight not sure if it's built with Reynolds tubing not much info about
Weigh the frame without any mechanicals on it, that will give you an idea. I'v got a 23" full 531ST throughout touring frame that weighs 7 1/4 lb for fully bare F & F and 7 3/4 lb bare but with BB unit and headset bearings included.
Gas pipe frames are about 2 lbs heavier bare than butted 531 going on my own weighings.
 
It's a really nice stance to the bike and really lightweight not sure if it's built with Reynolds tubing not much info about
Remove the seat post and look down inside to see if you can see a seam weld or not .
 
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supersixone

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will weigh the bike,
Remove the seat post and look down inside to see if you can see a seam weld or not .
Weigh the frame without any mechanicals on it, that will give you an idea. I'v got a 23" full 531ST throughout touring frame that weighs 7 1/4 lb for fully bare F & F and 7 3/4 lb bare but with BB unit and headset bearings included.
Gas pipe frames are about 2 lbs heavier bare than butted 531 going on my own weighings.
will weigh and find but feels really light compared to my modern road bike
 

avecReynolds531

Über Member
Location
Small Island
Congrats - that's a nice find.

The frame could be made from Accles and Pollock Kromo tubing. A & P were based close to the Armstong factory just as Reynolds were: Armstrong wouldn't have to travel far for frame tubes.

I have a mid/ late fifties frameset that may be made of A & P Kromo: the painted frame is 1875g/ 4.13 pounds, painted fork is 695g/ 1.53 pounds. That's for dimensions of a 22 inch top tube (centre to centre) and 22inch seat tube (centre to top).

It's lighter than my early 80s 531 frameset. Some have said Kromo frames are consistently lighter than other steels of the time.

Some A & P info here: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/British_isles/Accles_P_main.htm
 
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