My reynold 653 i pick up

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:08 pm

The cup and cone style one sorry and yes it is where the balls run

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Gordon1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:01 pm

I have nothing valuable to add here other than this thread is a very interesting thread. I didn't see it coming.

Brett3938 came in with a sort of out there question and seemed a bit "green" and perhaps looking for information without due respect to the members knowledge here and was laughing a lot, out loud. I was wrong. Not only has he posted great photos (I'm a Luddite and won't post photos ) he has obviously done his research, listened to people with far greater knowledge than me and as he has admitted more knowledge than himself, then asked a few more questions and is now getting some great information.

What appaered to be "just a bike", obviously of some quality, but not necessarily something that everyone here would give an organ for, has generated great interest, informed comments and a mystery is being solved.

More importantly Brett3938 now may be riding a bike to work with a bit of a story and a great bike.

Well done to the various know it alls here who have made this good fun.

Ride safely everyone.

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Derny Driver » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:18 am

What we have here is a frame built by an iconic Australian frame builder, which has been resprayed and restickered as something else. Why someone would take a Ferrari, paint it a different colour and badge it as a Hyundai is beyond me. Its provenance is beyond doubt, it is clearly a Kerry Hopkins.
You can have this frame repainted in the original light blue and have the Kerry Hopkins decals put on it (Cyclomondo has them). That will set you back about $200. Put a nice matching groupset on it and you have a real head turning bike, you can ride it, hang it on a wall, put it in bike shows ...you have a piece of history, of art.
You're a car man Brett, if you find an A9X which is rust free, original engine but needs paint and upholstery, you fix it. You dont use it as your daily driver because its too special for that.
You could just ride this bike ... but I would repaint it and get Kerry Hopkins name back on it, because its a famous name.
You're a lucky bloke. You hear about people buying a painting for $5 at a garage sale and then discovering it is an old master. It happens, but only to the lucky few.

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:20 am

Thanks everyone of the help so far and the kind words i did not know what to expect when i started this thread as not having to much knowledge at all about bikes but with everybody's help i have been able to find out a lot about this bike and its not just some old bike now i will be restoring it to the original painting color and getting the Kerry hopkins name back one it as i still dont know why it has been painted like it is and had the Hadley stickers put on it. Thanks again everyone for sharing your experience and knowledge with me

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Postby QuangVuong » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:14 am

In regards to the painter, Kerry did paint some of his own frames/repaired frames. However the black marker looks like it was done by the other painter at the time, Sydney Cycle Works. Joe Cosgrove(Brisbane) was not local to Kerry(Sydney), so I doubt Joe painted any of Kerry’s frames.

EDIT: Kerry worked at Sydney Cycle Works. They were apparently the best priced.

You can see similar marks on the ones here. I believe both are built by the same builder, neither of which were Jim Bundy.
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewt ... 5#p1234918
http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=76340
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:05 pm

Bit of a up date as i have been cleaning it up and have got the bearings out of the bb it looks like all the frame has been pinned
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby P!N20 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:42 pm

^ Doesn't appear to be any rifling on the inside of the seat tube, so not SLX, SPX or TSX.

Any luck with contacting Kerry?

(On a side note; amazing how much gunk gets into the BB shell with the cutout, which is meant to get the water out!)

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:06 pm

Yep there was a lot of crap in there and have not tryed to contact Kerry hopkins as of yet

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby 8Track » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:01 am

Great thread. Really looking forward toseeing how this bike comes together!

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:08 pm

Well i just picked up my new bike to ride to work for now why i do the other one up and just keep it for weekends or some thing
New to me secondhand bike is a 2012
Avanti cadent 1.0
Should be nice to ride to work picked it up for $500 with the trainer and never been use on the road only ever on the trainer so its like brand new not a mark on it
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:09 pm

I have also started so soda blast the other bike as well

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Postby 10speedsemiracer » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:45 pm

Brett3938 wrote:Well i just picked up my new bike to ride to work for now why i do the other one up and just keep it for weekends or some thing
New to me secondhand bike is a 2012
Avanti cadent 1.0
Should be nice to ride to work picked it up for $500 with the trainer and never been use on the road only ever on the trainer so its like brand new not a mark on it
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Nice pick up, although I'd be a bit worried if you're riding with that much seat post happening.
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:54 pm

Hahah no that was the way i picked it up maybe it might have been a bit small for the guy it is 56.5 M/L

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:25 pm

Mate you know how to find the bargains!
Unbelievable

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:51 pm

Can be lucky sometimes was just lucky to see the add and it was close to me which was good as well. It should serve me well for what i want to do with it

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:23 pm

Hi all just wanted to show my progress with the bike have just about got all of the old paint and stickers off it wich is looking much better just bear can see the frame number is G0167 still dont know what this means as of yet
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As you can see from the fame the brazening is very neat.
The picture blow and one know what luge was ment for ?
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Thanks for the help and this is the rest of the pictures
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby WyvernRH » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:24 pm

That mate is a chain hanger. You hang the chain on it when you remove the rear wheel, to fix a puncture for example.

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:28 pm

Ow ok cool thanks for that

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby P!N20 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:42 pm

Looking good, Brett!

While you’ve got the chance, weigh the bare frame and fork and post your findings here: viewtopic.php?f=23&t=58737&hilit=Bare+frame

The headset races can be tapped out, too.

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:03 pm

Ok will do that and put up what it is and thanks. dont think i need to take out the headset race as its not chrome and needs to be painted any way if you talking about the ball race on the bottom of the head stem

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby NASHIE » Sat Oct 20, 2018 10:17 pm

Brett3938 wrote:Ok will do that and put up what it is and thanks. dont think i need to take out the headset race as its not chrome and needs to be painted any way if you talking about the ball race on the bottom of the head stem


Nice frame Brett and good to see you giving it what its deserves. I would remove headset race before paint, as its a bit like respraying a car with all the chrome on but only masking the glass :wink: . She will probably deserve a new headset once painted. Mate there is nothing like restoring an old frame and throwing some modern running gear on........ your new bike will be gathering wobwebs.

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:53 pm

Just put the frame and forks on the scales and they are
Frame is 1.773 and still had a seat bolt in dont know if that will make to much of a difference
Forks is 682
So all up is 2.445
Dont know if thats good or not
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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:15 pm

Brett3938 wrote:Just put the frame and forks on the scales and they are
Frame is 1.773
Forks is 682
So all up is 2.445
Dont know if thats good or not

Its good. VERY good. Look here ....
viewtopic.php?t=58737

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby Brett3938 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:34 pm

Derny Driver wrote:
Brett3938 wrote:Just put the frame and forks on the scales and they are
Frame is 1.773
Forks is 682
So all up is 2.445
Dont know if thats good or not

Its good. VERY good. Look here ....
viewtopic.php?t=58737


Ok cool just had a bit of a look and posted mine in there as well but just put it as a unknown frame at the moment as it has not been confirmed yet as still trying to

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Re: My reynold 653 i pick up

Postby P!N20 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:03 pm

^ I admire your diligence, but I think we can safely say it’s a Hopkins based on the evidence at hand.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; that fork is a thing of beauty.

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