Wanted - old 531 bike or frame

Discussion in 'Wanted' started by Big Bren, 2 Dec 2007.

  1. Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I'm looking for an old 531 bike or frame for a fixie project. It needs to be relatively small - 50cm or below. Ideally I'm after a Raleigh, but that's not essential.

    I'm prepared to pay a fair price for the right bike.
     
  2. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    I have a smalled frame Sid Motram(?) frame which I think is 501.

    When I get the time I'll dig it out of the shed and check it for size etc.

    Is there any rush for a suitable frame, Big Bren?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Big Bren

    Big Bren New Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Thanks for that LotP. No rush at all btw - whenever you're ready.
     
  4. LordoftheTeapot

    LordoftheTeapot Veteran

    Not forgot, Big Bren, just haven't been into the shed for a while. The frame should be hanging on the wall at the back.
     
  5. ASC1951

    ASC1951 Guru

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    Any interest in my old frame, Bren? I sent you a PM.

    If not, I'll take it round to the tip.
     
  6. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    Aarrgghh!! that's a Leicester made frame and needs to be in the heritage collection!

    We have 531 frames at Cyclemagic and can surely sort something out so that the Mottram comes here and a decent frame goes to big Bren
     
  7. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    Just to make you sick Roger old chap

    A chap gave usa 27" wheeled Mercian at back2bikes last week

    I asked him if he was sure but he didnt bat an eyelid, said it was worth nowt and he wasnt intrested in ebaying it

    Oh, we had a hobbs as well from the late 40s, and we also have a 50s viking with bar end shifters:evil:
     
  8. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    Not sick at all - we have such stuff all the time and I was recently given a very original 1936 Raleigh Record Ace:smile: We're always being given trikes, recumbents, tandems etc. Oh, and we had a Mercian in a few weeks ago - didn't even need cleaning:smile:

    But, a Leicester made bike or frame really should end up in the Cycle Heritage Leicester collection:sad:
     
  9. Zoiders

    Zoiders New Member

    Location:
    Ice Station Zebra
    Someone gave us an old box full of bike and lathe bits

    I found a Sturmey Archer ASC 3 speed fixed hub in it...which was nice

    We havent built it in to a wheel yet as we have all the parts but an operating rod which was a funny length compared to the normal sturmeys
     
  10. Hilldodger

    Hilldodger Über Member

    Location:
    sunny Leicester

    Best not to tell too many people about the stuff we get or more people might be after it;)
     
  11. Tabs27

    Tabs27 New Member


    Hi I Have an OLD Elswick with a 531 frame if you're interested let me know
     
  12. Tabs27

    Tabs27 New Member

    Hi I Have an OLD Elswick with a 531 frame if you're interested let me know
     
  13. jennyfifi

    jennyfifi New Member

  14. peanut

    peanut Guest

    tooo late I'm afraid;):laugh:

    Can i have a Hobbs please.... canna canna... huh ? go on :biggrin:

    My Dad's first job in 1941 after leaving school was to work in Hobbs at the Barbican He got called up shortly afterwards. Always wanted to get a Hobbs before my old man falls off the perch.
    He's 87 now so I'd better get my skates on;)
     
  15. Wicksie

    Wicksie New Member

    Location:
    London
    Hi all,
    I'm after a very cheap frame around 50-54cm's if anyone has one in London?
    Many thanks.
     
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