Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

Show Your Holdsworth Here!

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

Show Your Holdsworth Here!

Old 06-10-12, 07:06 AM
  #101  
Fahrrad Mama
 
kiwigem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 828
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
I think I we'll still get one- but yeah, bummer about the color in our case. Still really cool!
kiwigem is offline  
Old 06-10-12, 01:15 PM
  #102  
South Carolina Ed
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,895

Bikes: Holdsworth custom, Macario Pro, Ciocc San Cristobal, Viner Nemo, Cyfac Le Mythique, Giant TCR, Tommasso Mondial, Cyfac Etoile

Liked 297 Times in 142 Posts
Consider a re-paint to match the bottles.
sced is offline  
Old 06-10-12, 01:51 PM
  #103  
Fahrrad Mama
 
kiwigem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 828
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Um. Sure. ;-)
kiwigem is offline  
Old 06-10-12, 02:38 PM
  #104  
Senior Member
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,998

Bikes: old ones

Liked 10,449 Times in 7,248 Posts
3alarmer is offline  
Old 06-10-12, 04:10 PM
  #105  
Fahrrad Mama
 
kiwigem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 828
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
^ Aw, are you going to knit us bottle cozies, 3alarmer?
kiwigem is offline  
Old 06-10-12, 07:08 PM
  #106  
Senior Member
 
3alarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 22,998

Bikes: old ones

Liked 10,449 Times in 7,248 Posts
Originally Posted by kiwigem
^ 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...........
3alarmer is offline  
Old 06-12-12, 07:59 PM
  #107  
Full Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 226
Likes: 0
Liked 24 Times in 7 Posts
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
woodrupjoe is offline  
Old 06-16-12, 08:30 PM
  #108  
Fahrrad Mama
 
kiwigem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 828
Liked 8 Times in 3 Posts
Originally Posted by woodrupjoe
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.
kiwigem is offline  
Old 06-27-12, 12:20 PM
  #109  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 8
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by cobrabyte
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,
Oli
ronnie85 is offline  
Old 06-27-12, 12:30 PM
  #110  
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 12,698
Liked 1,137 Times in 840 Posts
Originally Posted by 3alarmer
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!
unworthy1 is offline  
Old 07-06-12, 07:57 AM
  #111  
Senior Member
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,120

Bikes: 1966 Paramount | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2019 Specialized Diverge

Liked 78 Times in 41 Posts
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?

AZORCH is offline  
Old 07-06-12, 02:26 PM
  #112  
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 11,742

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Likes: 0
Liked 1,815 Times in 970 Posts
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...





__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is online now  
Old 07-07-12, 02:33 PM
  #113  
South Carolina Ed
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,895

Bikes: Holdsworth custom, Macario Pro, Ciocc San Cristobal, Viner Nemo, Cyfac Le Mythique, Giant TCR, Tommasso Mondial, Cyfac Etoile

Liked 297 Times in 142 Posts
Originally Posted by AZORCH
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!
sced is offline  
Old 08-30-12, 05:56 AM
  #114  
South Carolina Ed
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Greer, SC
Posts: 3,895

Bikes: Holdsworth custom, Macario Pro, Ciocc San Cristobal, Viner Nemo, Cyfac Le Mythique, Giant TCR, Tommasso Mondial, Cyfac Etoile

Liked 297 Times in 142 Posts
This looks pretty nice - all chrome and reasonably priced!

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

sced is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 10:37 AM
  #115  
Junior Member
 
BurtReynolds531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
DSCF0001.jpg (97.1 KB, 1214 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF02.jpg (92.2 KB, 698 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF0005.jpg (91.6 KB, 699 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF05.jpg (96.2 KB, 694 views)
File Type: jpg
DSCF0006.jpg (96.9 KB, 1196 views)

Last edited by BurtReynolds531; 04-07-14 at 04:38 AM. Reason: Misread serial number on the bottom bracket. Much clearer on the steerer column.
BurtReynolds531 is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 12:05 PM
  #116  
one life on two wheels
 
cobrabyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Posts: 2,552
Likes: 0
Liked 19 Times in 16 Posts
^WOW!!! Great score, to say the least.
cobrabyte is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 12:11 PM
  #117  
Senior Member
 
Giacomo 1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Queens NYC
Posts: 3,175

Bikes: Colnago Super, Basso Gap, Pogliaghi, Fabio Barecci, Torelli Pista, Miyata 1400A

Likes: 0
Liked 13 Times in 13 Posts
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?
__________________
It never gets easier, you just go faster. ~ Greg LeMond
Giacomo 1 is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 01:32 PM
  #118  
Senior Member
 
auchencrow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Detroit
Posts: 10,303
Likes: 0
Liked 43 Times in 33 Posts
Originally Posted by BurtReynolds531
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!
__________________
- Auchen
auchencrow is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 01:39 PM
  #119  
Bianchi Goddess
 
Bianchigirll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Shady Pines Retirement Fort Wayne, In
Posts: 28,020

Bikes: Too many to list here check my signature.

Liked 3,111 Times in 1,586 Posts
Beautiful! Congrats on a great purchase.

__________________
One morning you wake up, the girl is gone, the bikes are gone, all that's left behind is a pair of old tires and a tube of tubular glue, all squeezed out"

Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk
Bianchigirll is online now  
Old 05-28-13, 02:24 PM
  #120  
Senior Member
 
AZORCH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Liberty, Missouri
Posts: 3,120

Bikes: 1966 Paramount | 1971 Raleigh International | ca. 1970 Bernard Carre | 1989 Waterford Paramount | 2012 Boulder Brevet | 2019 Specialized Diverge

Liked 78 Times in 41 Posts
Oh, that is just beautiful! Great back story, too!
AZORCH is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 02:30 PM
  #121  
Senior Member
 
due ruote's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 7,457
Liked 529 Times in 322 Posts
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!
due ruote is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 04:28 PM
  #122  
Junior Member
 
BurtReynolds531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Giacomo 1
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!!
BurtReynolds531 is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 04:36 PM
  #123  
Junior Member
 
BurtReynolds531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by auchencrow
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!
BurtReynolds531 is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 04:39 PM
  #124  
Junior Member
 
BurtReynolds531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by AZORCH
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!!
BurtReynolds531 is offline  
Old 05-28-13, 04:41 PM
  #125  
Junior Member
 
BurtReynolds531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 24
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Originally Posted by Bianchigirll
Beautiful! Congrats on a great purchase.

Thank you. I sold four other Holdsworth's to get her!!
BurtReynolds531 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.