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Old 07-02-07, 04:10 PM   #1
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Holdsworth frameset

Hi guy's, I'm new to this forum and i was wondering if the knowledgeable among you can help me.

I've recently bought a "Holdsworth" racing bike. It has a 24.5" frame and is painted black with white decals. I was told it was manufactured around the early to mid eighties.

My problem is that i cannot find any info about this bike anywhere on the net. The closest description is the "Holdsworth Professional 346" which was available at:
http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff/Models.htm at the very bottom of that page.

As it's labelled "Professional" can i assume the frame is made of Reynolds or something similar?

The bike has been stripped completely. Minus the front forks and B/B set the frame weighs approx 3.5-4.0 lbs.

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What diameter seatpost does it take? 27.2mm probably indicates a butted Reynolds main triangle, whereas 26.4mm is more typical of straight-gauge Reynolds, and an even smaller diameter probably indicates plain carbon steel.
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Post us some pictures. If it's a Professional, it's almost certainly Reynolds 531, but I'm not familiar with what Falcon might have used if yours is indeed a 1987 Falcon-built model. It can also be a resprayed bike (now black) with replacement decals but from an earlier era...that's where pics, and a serial number, will help. Fine bikes, I love my Holdsworth Super Mistral and Touring bikes.
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Here's another interesting link on Claud Butler/Holdsworth bikes
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Holdsworth frameset

Thanks for the response guys! The seatpost measred 27.2mm I believe the frame has had a recent respray because the s/n digits are impossible to make out. I'm replacing the front forks as they're quite heavy (not Reynolds??). Will try to send some piccys.

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"Usually" Reynolds forks will be stamped as such on the steerer tube down near the crown race.
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