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Old 03-30-13, 07:36 AM
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Please help with valuation and identification of holdsworth bike

Hello, I was recently given a blue holdsworth racing bike by my grandad, he knows nothing about it and neither do I. I went to my local bike shop and was told it could be worth a bit of money, the employee seemed to think it was a 70's racing bike, and all seemed to be very impressed with it and claimed it was a 'blast from the past'. A man offered to buy the bike from me for 150 but I think I may be being scammed out of a quite expensive bike. Please of you know ANY information about the bike or its value contact me. I will describe some of the bikes features but you must forgive me due to the fact I don't know much about bikes.
It has 2 pegs for changing the gears that say shimano 105 on them and is a blue frame with sliver coloured parts on top of the forks .. On the handlebars, the part that attaches the pedals to the bike, the part that the seat goes into and the end of the forks on the back wheel. On the underside of the bike there are a few markings, saying made in Italy and ALAN. The brakes also say shimano 105. IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THE IDENTIFICATION OR VALUE OF THE BIKE PLEASE HELP IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY APPRECIATED
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It is branded a Holdsworth but is a buyout from Alan. Alan for a short period were popular and also were resold to a number of brands with their name on them. Alan, or Fabo Alan were one of the early makers of widely produced Aluminum frames becoming noticed in the 70's and continuing to the early 80's.

The components are very functional but not attractive to a collector. As Alan was Italian, the components should be too.
The price offered to you was probably for the value of the frame set. Their is a following for Alan's, but in general they do not get top dollar.
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Originally Posted by repechage
It is branded a Holdsworth but is a buyout from Alan. Alan for a short period were popular and also were resold to a number of brands with their name on them. Alan, or Fabo Alan were one of the early makers of widely produced Aluminum frames becoming noticed in the 70's and continuing to the early 80's.

The components are very functional but not attractive to a collector. As Alan was Italian, the components should be too.
The price offered to you was probably for the value of the frame set. Their is a following for Alan's, but in general they do not get top dollar.
Thanks very much, do you know anywhere where I can find out more information on pricing, and do you think 150 is a fair price or could I get more?
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Thanks very much, do you know anywhere where I can find out more information on pricing, and do you think 150 is a fair price or could I get more?
In the USA, that would be the lower end for the frame set but probably within 25% of its maximum value.
For the components, it is more difficult, they could fetch from 50-150 in your currency.

There really is no pricing guide that is really worthy or up to date, so much is market dependent.

https://sheldonbrown.com/vrbn-a-f.html#alan

Is out of date but its valuation expects full Campagnolo Nuovo Record.
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