1935 Max Bigford and Austyn Reynolds introduced the Reynolds 531
tubeset, in manganese-steel alloy.
1937 Steel tube and aluminium alloy tubes, bars and sections.
1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Seamless Steel Precision
Tubes, in plain and alloy steels, Seamless Tubes, Extruded bars and Sections,
in high strength aluminium and magnesium alloys. Manipulated Tubes and
Sections and Built-up Components. (Stand Nos. D.725 and D.624)
1939 See Aircraft Industry Suppliers
1939 During WWII, Reynolds ceased bicycle tube production and switched
production to fighter plane tubing for the Spitfire. Hundreds of Reynolds
employees volunteered to serve in the Home Guard.
In 1958. '61 and '69, Luxembourg, France and Belgium each won the Tour
de France on a Reynolds built and/or tubed bike.
1976 Reynolds introducee heat-treated 753 tubing; which rapidly
became the competition tubing of choice worldwide.
1995 Reynolds introduced the world"s first commercial air-hardening
steel for bicycle frame tubes.
2000 A management buy-out on 24th January, took Reynolds back into
private ownership, whilst keeping all the employees. Manufacturing of metallic
products continued at Tyseley. The company is named Reynolds Cycle Technology
2006 The company was renamed Reynolds Technology Ltd, to reflect
the increasing revenues from diversification into -śnew-ť sectors for tubing
outside the cycle industry.
2007 After 90 years at Redfern Road, the company moved to a modern factory
building in Shaftmoor Lane, Birmingham.
Reynolds was a moped produced by Reynolds Tubes between 1955
A attractive prototype was built with a two-speed German Victoria
engine hung from a beam frame, and both front and rear suspension. Reynolds
had no intention of producing it themselves and no-one else took it up.