Discussion in 'Vintage and Classic Bikes' started by porteous, 8 Jan 2012.
I dont think its 725 but
Don’t think you are missing anything. Appears to be a very basic bike. Could 7.25 be a hint re value!?
Wasn't 725 introduced in 1997 and surely the bike in question is older than that?
People need to be careful with stuff like this. The cottered steel cranks suggest a basic-spec bike from no later than the 1980's, like the Raleigh racer I had as a kid. However, something doesn't add up here; no-one building a custom bike would bother with a Reynolds frame then fit cottered steel cranks!. It would be cheaper to use a bog-standard hi-tensile frame and budget alloy cotterless cranks and the bike would probably still be lighter! Unless a frame comes from a known builder (or can be accurately weighed in a bare state sans components to determine it's likely material composition) I would be very wary about Reynolds tubing stickers found on secondhand bikes and frames.
Re looked at the photos, has a plate with a hole in it for a kickstand and not a real chainstay bridge..... Sure sign of a low rent frame IMHO.
Well that's my thoughts as well
Not sure why but it looks like a Puch, maybe not a Prima but close.....
certainly mot 725
This is a safer bet for similar money
The Viscount pitched up in my era, the frames were surprisingly light and well made..... I'd like one
The problem was they tried to do bottom bracket, hubs, chainset etc and it all seemed to unwind.
I always wonder what might have happened if they had stuck to frames? Probably gone the same way as Speedwell?
They do come up from time to time and like those 2 i put up in very original condition
If anyone is seriously interested l have this which l would sell . This isn't a totally up to date photo but lm happy to take a few new ones.
mmm tempted for sure
You know what "they" say about temptation, Yield to it ! To be fair its probably only me that says that.
The problem in the past has been the cost of getting anything across the channel but l have a contact with a van who does the trip now and then and he is willing to take things from time to time for a reasonable price. Just to say that from my point of view there is no hurry and the bike will be available anytime because l am not going to advertise it.
This is an absolute steal, right? Someone talk me down.
Talk you down? On this forum?
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