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Old 05-26-11, 09:37 AM   #1
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Dating a Holdsworth Super Mistral

I wonder if any one can help me date my Holdsworth. There is a clear frame number stamped on the bottom bracket which reads: 33941. Thanks .
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Old 05-26-11, 11:34 AM   #2
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Martin, You should try running an archive search here for anything with "Holdsworth", there might be a clue to dating yours by finding a close match to another serial number.
I have to check on MY Super Mistral (which supposedly is mid-70s, but I'm still not convinced) cause I can't remember its number right now.
here's one thread that contains a few pics and some mention of numbers:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...ght=holdsworth
there's more info than this in the archives, I'm sure.

EDIT: here's a quote that might help
"...31236. I'm almost certain it is a 1967 model..."

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Read How Old Is My Bike? That should bring you very close to actual vintage. I might add that determining vintage yourself is actually a fun thing to do.

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serial numbers are possibly a good source of info, as unworthy points out there quite a few holdsworth questions on this website.
i have a (i think 1972-74) super mistral and the number is 41310,
my 1982 nuovo record is 41366...any ideas why they would be so close?
the NR was in production for 1 year only

this site will help:

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff/
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