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Old 06-10-12, 07:06 AM
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I think I we'll still get one- but yeah, bummer about the color in our case. Still really cool!
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Old 06-10-12, 01:15 PM
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Consider a re-paint to match the bottles.
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Um. Sure. ;-)
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^ Aw, are you going to knit us bottle cozies, 3alarmer?
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
^ Aw, are you going to knit us bottle cozies, 3alarmer?
Yes.............but you probably won't like the price. They're made by hand and very labor intensive.

Let me know your preferred color scheme ASAP...........
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Old 06-12-12, 07:59 PM
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Kiwigem, you can't imagine how I kick myself every time I see your beautiful Holdsworth buildup. DOH! But then again, I've got a very similar Woodrup and it's not nice to be greedy.

cheers all, Joe
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Old 06-16-12, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by woodrupjoe View Post
Kiwigem, you can't imagine how I kick myself every time I see your beautiful Holdsworth buildup. DOH! But then again, I've got a very similar Woodrup and it's not nice to be greedy.

cheers all, Joe
Aw, thanks! I have to post a photo with the silver stem one of these days.
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Old 06-27-12, 12:20 PM
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
Recently made some tweaks to my 1978 Holdsworth Professional. I added
Ideale 90 saddle
27x1 Panaracer Pasela TG tires
Blue Tressotar cloth bar wrap
NOS gum hoods
Blue leather Lapize toe straps and Christophe toe clips
new cables & grease
and flat kit / tool wrap

Going out for a nice long ride this evening

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr

1978 Holdsworth Professional by (cobrabyte), on Flickr
Hi Cobrabyte, I wanted to PM you but as im new I couldnt!


Was doing some googling to find more photos of the bike I've just bought and stumbled across yours. Yours is the only one I could find in the images thats the later 1978 model like mine. And yours looks stunning by the way!


I got mine for what I think is pretty cheap, and appears to be in excellent condition (not received it yet), but mine was bought as just a frameset back in the day and built up with Dura-ace rather than the campag record parts that yours has and all the ready built ones had.


I'm just wondering what you think mine is worth? I'm not going to sell mine but just curious to know from you as yours is the only other one I could find thats the 1978 model.


I'll post up photos of mine when I receive it.


Thanks,
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Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
this cozy seems to be in the Shimano color scheme...not right for any Holdsworthy product (the exclusive Campagnolo importer/distributor for the UK, in the day).
But very cozy in any case!
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Old 07-06-12, 07:57 AM
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Not much to tell yet. This came to me as a frame/fork/HS. The surface shows plenty of "character."



It's a Holdsworth Professional, I think ca. 1981.




I plan to do no more to the frame than minor touchups to inhibit rust: for the time being at least, this is not a restoration project. Instead, I plan to keep her as is and build up very simply and functionally. My initial thinking is to go with a 1x drive train, 700 x 25 tires with enough "guts" to leave the road and travel along the KATY Trail, stitched leather bar wrap and cross levers for the sake of simplicity. I've got a Zeus Criterium RD that might fit the build well.


I'd be lying if I didn't admit that I find the iconic Holdsworth orange and livery to be one of the most striking looking of bikes, but the blue is a pretty cool color too.




Reynolds experts out there - weigh in on the time frame of this decal?

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Old 07-06-12, 02:26 PM
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This 1971 or 72 Holdsworth Record found its way into The Old Shed yesterday. Nice bike and I look forward to cleaning it up and making it road worthy again...





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Old 07-07-12, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
Not much to tell yet. This came to me as a frame/fork/HS. The surface shows plenty of "character."

You can't do too much fawning over a frameset like this. So sleek, a beauty!
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Old 08-30-12, 05:56 AM
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This looks pretty nice - all chrome and reasonably priced!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-80s-...item2ec1643493

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Old 05-28-13, 10:37 AM
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My 1967 Holdsworth Professional. Bob Addy's Team Bike

I've just been lucky enough to purchase this historic Holdsworth!

Built in the Putney shop by master frame builder Reg Collard for Bob Addy, this actual frame was the first frame ever finished in the iconic orange and blue.

Bob rode this bike in the 1967 and 1968 seasons and highlights included being in the winning breakaway, with Eddy Merckx at the '67 World Pro Road Race in Holland
Completed 11 stages of the '68 Tour de France on the bike as part of the British Pro Team before injury forced retirement from the event.
At the end of the 1968 season the bike was relegated to a spare until sold by the Putney shop to a local amateur rider in the mid 70s.
Richard Brodrick (Holdsworth Team mechanic from 1967 to 1972) bought the frame from the 'local amateur rider' and restored it to the original specification as ridden by Mr Addy.
The respray was by Mario Vaz who mixed up the original shop orange not the brighter factory Holdsworthy colour!

Frame: W. F. HOLDSWORTH Italia Professional, c. 1967 serial no. 674706
23" centre to top, with 22" top tube and 40" wheelbase. 10" bottom bracket height. 73 deg parallel angels.
Reynolds 531 DB frame and forks with Campagnolo ends, heavy 5/8th wrap over seat stays and fully sloping Cinelli fork crown.
Gear cable braze ons on the down tube and chain stay. The 1969 model had only the chain stay braze on.

Wheels: Mavic Monthlery Pro rims on 28 hole Campagnolo Record high flange hubs.

Chainset: Campagnolo Nuovo Record Strada 53/42 170mm.

Pedals: Campagnolo Record Strada.

Gears: Campagnolo Nuovo Record rear and Record front. Regina Gran Sport 13-23 six speed freewheel.

Brakes: Universal 61 centre pull with Universal levers.

Stem/Bars: Fiamme 12cm and GB Ventoux with Campagnolo bar end shifters.

Headset: Campagnolo Gran Sport/ Record.

Saddle: Milremo/Arius professional saddle and Campagnolo Record seat post.

Extra details: Milremo Silca pump with Campagnolo frame fittings.

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Old 05-28-13, 12:05 PM
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^WOW!!! Great score, to say the least.
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Congratulations Burt!

You really have a very special bike there. Something like this doesn't come along often, that's for sure. I really love that iconic paint scheme to. It looks like a wonderful restoration.

So will you ride her, or is it just to special?
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Originally Posted by BurtReynolds531 View Post
I've just been lucky enough to purchase this historic Holdsworth!
I'd say you're lucky!
That bike is like "wow"! - And Orange too!
Oops! Look at those seat stays! Sensory overload!
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Old 05-28-13, 01:39 PM
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Beautiful! Congrats on a great purchase.

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Oh, that is just beautiful! Great back story, too!
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Here's one I had briefly; ultimately, I felt it was too small and reluctantly let it go. Great ride.


Oh, that last one...oh my gosh, great find!
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
Congratulations Burt!

You really have a very special bike there. Something like this doesn't come along often, that's for sure. I really love that iconic paint scheme to. It looks like a wonderful restoration.

So will you ride her, or is it just to special?
Thank you. She is very special but was built for riding. I've booked myself in for a 300km at the end of June. A baptism of fire for us both!!
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Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
I'd say you're lucky!
That bike is like "wow"! - And Orange too!
Oops! Look at those seat stays! Sensory overload!
Thank you. I haven't stopped grinning and don't think I ever will!
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Originally Posted by AZORCH View Post
Oh, that is just beautiful! Great back story, too!
Cheers. It's a great story isn't it. The chap who bought if from Holdsworth painted it green and put a touring spec on her?!?! Shocking treatment!!
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Originally Posted by Bianchigirll View Post
Beautiful! Congrats on a great purchase.

Thank you. I sold four other Holdsworth's to get her!!
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