This is a beautifully proportioned 25.5” Touring Frame we found on Flickr. We contacted owner Joe Bunik for permission to use his photos. Thanks very much Joe!
The Reynolds decal tells us she was built in 1982 or later during the relatively short period 531ST was produced. The frame number is an odd one and it is of no help to dating the build. Features include the Zeus fork crown, curved seat and chainstay bridges and four sets of bottle studs! With original paint and transfers. Says Joe:
“I don’t have much info to add to the story, the bike was sold locally on (San Francisco) Craigslist and as you see, was a bit of a mess. I could tell it was a jewel in the rough though! Bohemian former owner had used it for touring the west coast for a few years, but had replaced it with a Surly and was selling off his excess possessions to continue his journey down South America way. He had acquired/salvaged it from one of our nearby beach and college-towns, Santa Cruz California, where it had languished for some extended period of time (the salty air there I presume is what is responsible
for the extreme patina).”