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Arran's T640 review

Posted by mark porter on

As I already have an eight year old road bike designed bike by Mark Reilly (the Enigma Effusion), with the  same wheels, same tyres and same geometry, but with a 3AL-2.5V titanium frame, I already have something which I can honestly compare against my new Reilly T640 with.   The first thing which is noticed is that this has larger diameter top and steering-tubes and when you lift the bike and gently bounce the bike, it already appears noticeably stiffer than the older 325 alloy frame.   On road the T640 has not lost any of the vibration absorbing properties...

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BESPOKED SNEAK LOOK

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We'll be attending the brilliant Bespoked show later this week and have some very special bikes on show, including this English made 5 kilo carbon 600SL bike, drenched in Campagnolo. Come and take a look at the show in Bristol.  

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Design desk

Posted by mark porter on

Always designing and making new things. Carbon seat post, feather weight carbon cage, crazy light hubs and rims, sub 600 gram carbon frame, ENGLISH of course, Ferrari paint, seat mast and REILLY RS7 stainless steel tube-set, just a few on the projects we have on the go.

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COMPETITION WIN A £1200 FRAME BUILDING CLASS

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COMPETITION WIN A £1200 FRAME BUILDING CLASS

We are running a free to enter competition throughout April and May, for someone to win one of our 1 week frame building classes, worth £1200.00!! If you are lucky enough to win then you can come along and build your own frame at Reilly Cycleworks under the expert tuition of Adrian Parry and Mark Reilly. All you need to do to enter is simply add your email address to our newsletter database and then we will draw someone at random from this list on June 11th. The course can then be booked at a mutually agreed date within the...

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Reynolds 753 Holdsworth

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Reynolds 753 tubing was launched 40 years ago in 1976 and it was an immediate success. The tubes were based on a steel-manganese-molybdenum alloy but with an important addition, it was heat treated giving it immense stiffness and strength. In fact Reynolds 753 was the first heat treated bicycle tube set, according to Reynolds. To see how advanced 753 was back in the day you can just take a look at its ultimate tensile strength of 1230Mpa, compare that to a current alloy of Reynolds 853 which has an ultimate tensile strength of 1200Ma and you can see the alloy...

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