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What's it worth? '84 Holdsworth Elan and a '?? Colnago Sport
I've been looking for a vintage steel frame and I got a response with someone who has these too frames. They might even be on this forum.
So first bike is an 84 Holdsworth Elan. It's currently built as a full bike, but he said he'd part it out as a frame,fork,headset, and BB. I can't afford what he's asking for the complete.
I'm a little concerned with the dents on the downtube. The Reynolds decal is ripped, the Elan decal appears to be missing, and the Holdsworth decals don't appear to be in the best shape. The is some minor corosion in spots but nothing serious. So how much do you think the frameset + bb + headset is worth?
He also has a Colnago Sport with "mostly Gipiemme parts" that I assume is a whole bike. It's not restored at all though, and I don't know what year it is. I don't have any pics yet.
I've read a bit on these bikes, and it seems like the Holdsworth Elan is a pretty decent bike, but some are saying the Colnago Sport is a lower end bike built in mexico.
What do you guys think is a fair price for these?
Also, would I be better off in the long run getting the Holdsworth frameset or the Colnago complete bike?