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Old 09-12-09, 07:15 AM
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Nice old Holdsworth frame (damaged) free to good home

I have a lovely old Holdsworth frame (50s I think) which to my great sadness has had one of it's chain stays bent (see photo) I can't bear to throw it away, so if there is someone who thinks they might like to repair it and can collect from London SE24 then you are welcome to have it.
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Old 09-12-09, 07:40 AM
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what a beautiful frame. too bad it came to such and sad end. straighten it out wax it up and use it for an "object de art"
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Old 09-12-09, 11:49 AM
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Park has a big tool designed to straighten bends like that. Maybe not perfectly but probably can enough to get the alignment corrected (assuming no broken welds). My guess is a bike shop could do it for $20.

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http://www.parktool.com/products/det...8&item=FFS%2D2

Looks like a nice project for free!

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Old 09-12-09, 01:18 PM
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Nobody should ride a chainstay that's been bent like that; it needs to be replaced. Shouldn't cost that much. What size is the frame?
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Old 09-12-09, 01:23 PM
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frames are very strong. I'd try to straighten it. I'm sure it would work for 90% of most riding, except maybe RACING.
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Clearly the damage was not done by riding the bike. If the chainstay is straightened and the frame comes back in alignment, it's probably quite safe to ride.
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A shame it's in London. If shipping wasn't so exorbitant, I'd take it immidiately - I have the tool to straighten the stay.

Likewise, I'm entirely confident that no harm will come of straightening. This Bianchi was bent about equally when I first got it (I had already worked the rear triangle a bit by this photo):



No problems since, and except for the areas of chipped paint, one might be hard pressed to tell it was bent in the first place:



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Hi Elias, very generous offer! What size is the frame? It'd be a crying shame to scrap it, so if it's my size I'd love to repair it and build it up as an addition to my small Holdsworth/Claud Burler collection (six bikes, two of them rescued damaged frames) . I'm in North West Kent, not too far from you on the M20 so if it's 23" or less please PM me!

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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
A shame it's in London. If shipping wasn't so exorbitant, I'd take it immidiately - I have the tool to straighten the stay.

Likewise, I'm entirely confident that no harm will come of straightening. This Bianchi was bent about equally when I first got it (I had already worked the rear triangle a bit by this photo):



No problems since, and except for the areas of chipped paint, one might be hard pressed to tell it was bent in the first place:



-Kurt
Brilliant job Kurt, did you use a Park FS-2 on that?
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Brilliant job Kurt, did you use a Park FS-2 on that?
FFS-1. Same tool, different PN.

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i'd have it, but although i live in cambridge we're in the middle of a house move, so no chance of being able to pick it up.
worth it alone for the headset badge - stick it on ebay and highlight this?
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i'd have it, but although i live in cambridge we're in the middle of a house move, so no chance of being able to pick it up.
worth it alone for the headset badge - stick it on ebay and highlight this?
Hi there Nuovo, where are you moving to? Somewhere with a few more hills, perhaps! It'd be a shame to split the badge off as it's still together from original, so I'm collecting it from Elias tomorrow to repair, restore and rebuild. I like a challenge and have some ideas to try out on scrap tubing first before going near those stays, but if that doesn't work will have new tubes fitted. Would prefer to save the original tubes if possible though. Very best of luck with your move and when you're sorted out again, with the repaint. If you're still near the route up North let me know and I really will try again to drop in for a chat!
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Oldpeddaller, it sounds like the frame is going to a good home. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
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Originally Posted by Oldpeddaller View Post
Hi there Nuovo, where are you moving to? Somewhere with a few more hills, perhaps! It'd be a shame to split the badge off as it's still together from original, so I'm collecting it from Elias tomorrow to repair, restore and rebuild. I like a challenge and have some ideas to try out on scrap tubing first before going near those stays, but if that doesn't work will have new tubes fitted. Would prefer to save the original tubes if possible though. Very best of luck with your move and when you're sorted out again, with the repaint. If you're still near the route up North let me know and I really will try again to drop in for a chat!
we're moving 4 doors away!
good luck with the frame, new house has a garage so i will be able to build up my collection maybe!
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Oldpeddaller, it sounds like the frame is going to a good home. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.
Thanks Bam, I picked it up from Elias on Friday evening ut was away over the weekend so haven't yet had the chance to do anything with it yet. Elias is a really nice guy and I'm hoping to do his generosity justice with this. Will post pics when the job's in progress. The frame is lovely apart from the damaged stays and I'd like to try to keep it as original as possible.
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we're moving 4 doors away!
good luck with the frame, new house has a garage so i will be able to build up my collection maybe!
Sounds like the perfect move Nuovo - you've got a good start with the two Holdsworths and a garage makes a huge difference!
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