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Old 06-08-19, 07:47 PM
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I just picked up this Holdsworth a couple hours ago. I believe it is a Professional but haven't done much investigation. It is a bit of mix of components. Campy Nuovo Record rd, fd, headset, shifters and wheelset. Stronglight crankset, Phil bb and Grand Compe brakes. The rd is Pat. 71 so I am guessing it is an early '70s bike.
Bad news: the frame and wheelset were rattle can painted (yes I said wheelset) and it has a small ding on the underside of the down tube.
Good news: It was crazy cheap and I have spare Campy parts to replace all the non Campy bits.
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1983 Holdsworth Campagnolo Delta Italia
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1983 Holdsworth Campagnolo Delta Italia
No proper drive side photo? That looks like magnificent fun... Crazy!

-Gregory
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The campy stuff looks real cool. I too am searching for a Campy Nuovo Record rd for an Austro Diamler Superleicht I am resurecting.
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For some inexplicable reason the frame was built to take 28 inch wheels. 700c wheels were 40 mm too small. These are 27 inch and I had to lower the mount for the Delta caliper brakes about 20mm to get the brake pad to reach the rim. I have no idea were to buy 28 inch racing tires that will fit the chainstay gap on a road frame.
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An interesting "little" Holdsworth project

Hi folks,



This is a re-post to get this into the proper thread and provide some up dates. Sorry for a senior moment.
Iíve just started a project that Iíd like to share with you and possibly get some suggestions. First, a bit of history: It sat in the co-op where I volunteer for several months. The original plan was for one of the senior guys to refurbish it and sell as a vintage. After some discussion, it was decided that it wouldnít fit with our customer base and it continued to sit. I picked it up for $100 late last year, although, itís much too small for me.[img]file:///C:\Users\VAN&NA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif[/img]


I thought that the dear wife might like it, but sheís convinced she needs a step-thru frame. So, itís turned into an interesting project.

According to the serial number (43318) itís probably a 1975 Holdsworth. It doesnít have a model label, but appears to be a Mistral. It has unlabelled forged dropouts/fork ends and the remnants of a Reynolds double butted 531 label. Itís set up as a tourer with a T-A triple CS (46-41-26), a weird semi-close ratio 5 speed (15-26), Campagnolo Rallye derailleurs, Suntour bars ends, Campagnolo headset, Universal Mod 61 center pulls, randonneur bars and so forth. Front hub is a Campagnolo Nuovo Record LF and the rear is Sunshine Pro-Am LF. These were laced to Super Champion 27 inchers. Itís small, 52cm ST & 53cm TT, both CTC.

Also, there are a few oddities. The only braze-on is a stop for the DT shifter clamp. The rim strips are the old rope style. It was equipped with Michelin Airstop tubes with the removal valve stem. The seat post is an early SR copy of the Campy two bolt. But, a nice sealed bearing BB. The date code on the front hub lock nut is 65. Could this be one of the evolutionary bikes where parts were changed or replaced as needed? Another oddity is that Ĺ of the chainring spacers were missing. Only three between the outer and middle and only three between the middle and inner. Fortunately we have a LBS in town that carries

The bike appears to have been stored for an extremely long time. Much of the bearing grease was dried, the tires rotted and some surface rust. It seems to have been well taken care of when in use, but saw many miles. The frame has many paint chips and a few sc****s, but no dents or significant rust, plus the alignment is good. The decals are badly chipped. So far, Iíve stripped it down and cleaned/de-rusted the parts and polished some. During the cold weather, I got a front Sunshine Pro-Am hub to match the rear and built a new set of 700C wheels. Next step is to finish the rust removal on the frame, clean up the paint and do some touch up. I really donít want to redo the paint or the decals as a tribute to the miles this bike has seen.

Thereíre a few things that I would like the membersí inputs on. 1. The Universal brakes are activated by a very nice set of Mafac road levers with Mafac embossed hoods. The hoods are a bit hardened, but are not cracked, torn and are cosmetically good looking. I was thinking of replacing the Universal calipers with Mafac Racers and after market pads. 2. I have a set of Suntour Vx-GT derailleurs and a set of Suntour Cyclone GT derailleurs. Iím thinking that either of these would function better and match the shifters. Iíve attached a picture of the frame set. Sorry, Iíve changed computers and canít find my ďbeforeĒ pix.

Moving right along a couple of weeks later:


Iíve gotten the frame cleaned, rubbed out, the rust removed/treated and touchup paint on the chips. Iíve began installing components. Decided to go with Suntour Vx derailleurs and Mafac Racer brakes as the are more in tune with the touring setup. Itís got a new SRAM chain and a recycled Shimano six speed freewheel. Iím trying to find a better looking 80mm stem and will start running cables and housing in the next couple of days. I hope to have it on the road by this coming weekend. Stay tuned for further updates and pix.


Thanks and regards,

Van





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Originally Posted by Senior Ryder 00 View Post
Hi folks,



This is a re-post to get this into the proper thread and provide some up dates. Sorry for a senior moment.
Iíve just started a project that Iíd like to share with you and possibly get some suggestions. First, a bit of history: It sat in the co-op where I volunteer for several months. The original plan was for one of the senior guys to refurbish it and sell as a vintage. After some discussion, it was decided that it wouldnít fit with our customer base and it continued to sit. I picked it up for $100 late last year, although, itís much too small for me.[img]file:///C:\Users\VAN&NA~1\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtml1\01\clip_image001.gif


I thought that the dear wife might like it, but sheís convinced she needs a step-thru frame. So, itís turned into an interesting project.

According to the serial number (43318) itís probably a 1975 Holdsworth. It doesnít have a model label, but appears to be a Mistral. It has unlabelled forged dropouts/fork ends and the remnants of a Reynolds double butted 531 label. Itís set up as a tourer with a T-A triple CS (46-41-26), a weird semi-close ratio 5 speed (15-26), Campagnolo Rallye derailleurs, Suntour bars ends, Campagnolo headset, Universal Mod 61 center pulls, randonneur bars and so forth. Front hub is a Campagnolo Nuovo Record LF and the rear is Sunshine Pro-Am LF. These were laced to Super Champion 27 inchers. Itís small, 52cm ST & 53cm TT, both CTC.

Also, there are a few oddities. The only braze-on is a stop for the DT shifter clamp. The rim strips are the old rope style. It was equipped with Michelin Airstop tubes with the removal valve stem. The seat post is an early SR copy of the Campy two bolt. But, a nice sealed bearing BB. The date code on the front hub lock nut is 65. Could this be one of the evolutionary bikes where parts were changed or replaced as needed? Another oddity is that Ĺ of the chainring spacers were missing. Only three between the outer and middle and only three between the middle and inner. Fortunately we have a LBS in town that carries

The bike appears to have been stored for an extremely long time. Much of the bearing grease was dried, the tires rotted and some surface rust. It seems to have been well taken care of when in use, but saw many miles. The frame has many paint chips and a few sc****s, but no dents or significant rust, plus the alignment is good. The decals are badly chipped. So far, Iíve stripped it down and cleaned/de-rusted the parts and polished some. During the cold weather, I got a front Sunshine Pro-Am hub to match the rear and built a new set of 700C wheels. Next step is to finish the rust removal on the frame, clean up the paint and do some touch up. I really donít want to redo the paint or the decals as a tribute to the miles this bike has seen.

Thereíre a few things that I would like the membersí inputs on. 1. The Universal brakes are activated by a very nice set of Mafac road levers with Mafac embossed hoods. The hoods are a bit hardened, but are not cracked, torn and are cosmetically good looking. I was thinking of replacing the Universal calipers with Mafac Racers and after market pads. 2. I have a set of Suntour Vx-GT derailleurs and a set of Suntour Cyclone GT derailleurs. Iím thinking that either of these would function better and match the shifters. Iíve attached a picture of the frame set. Sorry, Iíve changed computers and canít find my ďbeforeĒ pix.

Moving right along a couple of weeks later:


Iíve gotten the frame cleaned, rubbed out, the rust removed/treated and touchup paint on the chips. Iíve began installing components. Decided to go with Suntour Vx derailleurs and Mafac Racer brakes as the are more in tune with the touring setup. Itís got a new SRAM chain and a recycled Shimano six speed freewheel. Iím trying to find a better looking 80mm stem and will start running cables and housing in the next couple of days. I hope to have it on the road by this coming weekend. Stay tuned for further updates and pix.


Thanks and regards,

Van





Holdsworth had some really high end stuff going on at that time. I had a barend shifter, campag hubbed, Mavic piano wired tubbed 531 frame with Campag dropouts, an aero Campag seatpost and a triple TA chainset that had a monster Campag 60 tooth chainring. The mechs were Suntour if my memory serves me correctly.
Around that time Team Holdsworth were a force in Pro cycling.
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