Bicycle frame serial number registry
Roberts frames were apparently sequentially numbered until 1984-85, when a new system began, with the first two numbers represent the year, followed by the month and number of production within the month.

Placed in ascending serial number order.      Updated 3.16.2017

Owner Description/distinguishing features Serial number Owner-supplied as to year of manuf.
John Foster   107  
John Foster "Owned from new" 127 mid 1960s
Fred Lampman   130  
David Roberts Road  pictures 261  
Ex-John Bouyea
(stolen)
"Club Special" road race, 60cm red 531 399  
Ken Toda Road 403  
Frank Wadelton Nuovo Record der, Dura ace hubs, brakes, MAFAC brake levers, misc. TA, Stronglight 22 lbs (light) pictures 547  
Chris Hutchinson Track frame, black with chrome forks drilled for a brake, stout tapering seat stays and the last 11 of set and chain stays are chromed. Original receipt! 570 Bought new  March 19, 1976
Steve Valladolid Club-touring, 72 degrees parallel geo. Reynolds 531, Nervex Pro lugs, Cinelli BB, Columbus drop outs, w single set of eyelets both ends. Single bottle cage braze-ons, Cinelli semi-sloping fork crown, integrated allen-key seat pin bolt. pictures 572  
Dale Phelps   719  
G. Campbell Club/touring frameset, 62.5cm Silver with gold accents. Reynolds 531, no braze-ons, R logo/drainage drilled into BB. Drilled Campy dropouts 1235 Bought new from Bicyclesport, Toronto (1978?)
Dale Brown Time trial with curved twin seat tubes. pictures 1372 Shown at 1979 NY Int. Bike Show
Ted Arsovsky 22" touring. Built by Charles Roberts two years before his passing. Originally middle green. Cost in 1977 was $350 before tax. 1433 From Mike Brown's Bicyclesport in Toronto, Canada
Martin Jacobson Red  57 cm, lugs with heart shaped cutouts, 531,  Campy drop outs, clamp on cable guides 2100 Late 1970s/early 1980s?
Craig King Original and current owner. 53 cm light blue metallic, Columbus tubing, Down tube lug has a 5-point star cutout. 8543 Purchased new in 1987
Martin Jacobson
57 cm, 531 track bike, ex-Ken Wallace. pictures
 
21270  
Pat Farley Road 39510  
Philip Wood Campagnolo Chorus equipped. Rode Land's End to John O' Groats in 1994 50213 Bought circa 1994
Mark Hamaguchi Mixte 82 528  
Carl Fenske Summer of 1984, leading a group of students on a cycling trip in southern England. At the end of the trip, while in London, I left my group for a few hours to visit Roberts Cycling. I met with Chas Roberts where I explained that I wanted a custom-built frame suitable for bicycle touring.  I was measured and sized, and then Chas showed my several bottom brackets and frame lugs from which to choose; I also requested an extra water bottle mount and rear rack mounts and front and rear fork eyelets for fenders and panniers. The frame cost 225, plus 40 for shipping and customs. After 30 years, Im still riding it! 84114 1984
Mark Beaver 24.5" black w/gold decals w/ red outline. Reynolds 531ST, Sport touring geometry, flat crown engraved "R", seat stay caps engraved "R". 57 reach brakes with 700c, Campag 1010B drops and a medium wheelbase. 84126 Bought new
in April, 1985
Jeremy Schott Road/Audax pictures 85834 1985
Jeff Lundberg
Touring model 57cm x 57cm, Reynolds 531 with Len Phipps hand cut lugs, Shimano Bio Pace triple crank set, Phil Woods hubs 6 speed rear cluster, Simplex front derailleur and Sun Tour rear derailleur.
pictures
88101 1988?
Chris Filby
75 degree parallel (!), Columbus SLX, vertical dropouts, Cinelli "Spoiler" bbkt, fastback stays, chrome fork & stays, internal top tube cable routing, Hot pearlescent pink. chromed rear triangle.
881035 Original owner circa 1988
Tim Moores
Road Classic, pink/blue, Reynolds 531C
 
881039 Invoiced Oct 28. 1988
Sold by Hilary Stone Road frame in Reynolds 753 pictures 88222 1988
  Road racing, Reynolds 531C, seat tube 56.5 cm c-to-c, top tube 57 cm c-to-c, wheelbase 100 cm  89239 1989
Des Roberts Reynolds 725 0000607

Invoiced July 14, 2000

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