Sold - George Longstaff- Touring Bike. Reynolds 531 DS. 26" Wheel. £295.



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George Longstaff 26" wheel Touring Bike.

Reynolds 531 Designer Select tubes with Reynolds 531 forks.

Frame No: GL 1253 - 9

Seat post is 45 cm measured c2c.

Top tube is 47 cm measured c2c.

Down tube is 55 cm measured c2c.

Head tube is 12 cm.

7 speed Shimano index shifters.

Shimano Deore LX triple chain set 170 mm.

Shimano Dore DX front & rear derailleurs.

Mavic M231 559 x 17 (26") Profil PSP 36h anodised rims.

Shimano Deore DX hubs front & rear.

Shimano QR skewers.

Schwalbe Marathon Plus 26 x 1.35 tyres.

Shimano SLR cantilever brakes.

Shimano BB.

Tange Nova 300, 1" headset.

Shimano 7 speed touring cassette.

Shimano Deore brake levers.

Blackburn rear rack.

BBB saddle.

Awful EX stem.

2 x Bottle braze-ons.

SKS long mudguards.

Cat Eye wired computer.

MKS pedals. (missing both end caps).

The Pantographed fork crowns are lovely and there is a multitude of embossed detailed lug work on this. It must have cost a fortune to have it custom made as the original owner had done.

Chrome rear stays and front fork tips embossed with REYNOLDS on them.

Rear pump braze-ons.

There are quite a few chips to the paint but fortunately, none of the lug work nor the decals are chipped.

There are no dents at all and I have had it checked on a frame jig by my m8 who owns my LBS. All good.

I took it out for another spin this morning to photograph it. It rolls absolutely lovely, always the sign of a quality set up.

Realistically it's for a Gent/Lady 5' 2" to 5' 5".

So there it is.

It hadn't been used for 10 years so it took a bit of fettling/re-commissioning which was a pleasure to do and so easy on such a small bike.

Everything works, nothing is in need of replacement except the dreadful stem. A Nitto one would look so much nicer.

Nothing is worn or tired. The BB, hubs, headset and gearing all smooth and quiet.

IMHO, It's a thing of beauty that needs the right owner so I'm going to price it I believe modestly.

£ 295 cash on collection or bank transfer.

Collection only from the GL2 area of Gloucestershire.


I have lots more photos and will post them on request. I'm pretty sure it's only 5 photos per thread so I'll post some more separately later.


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And a few more pics:


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