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Old 03-11-23, 03:50 AM
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Yay, 113 on Ebay: 1961 Holdsworth Cyclone (22")

Surface rust only everywhere I've looked so far.
Only issue I can see so far is rear OLD is 114, was expecting 120.
With GB Forged Hiduminium stem, mismatched Weinmann levers, cottered "made in britain" BB, unknown headset, and Milremo decal for some reason.

Edit: Found the original colour under the crown race: Flamboyant Red

Edit: BB is Baylis Wiley, headset is Stronglight
Frame 1975g, forks 785g, total 2760g (6.08lbs)




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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
Yay, 113 on Ebay: 1961 Holdsworth Cyclone (22")

Surface rust only everywhere I've looked so far.
Only issue I can see so far is rear OLD is 114, was expecting 120.
Should be an interesting project. I think my Automoto was supposed to have 114-116 rear spacing (four speed derailleur). It came with ~126 with most of that added to the drive side. I'm going to go to 120 simply because that's what I have for a rear hub, but will stick with four speeds because that's all the Simplex TdF rear derailleur I have can handle.

I'll bet a nice oxalic acid bath will take care of much of your surface rust. A coat of wax will slow down its reappearance.
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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
Yay, 113 on Ebay: 1961 Holdsworth Cyclone (22")

Surface rust only everywhere I've looked so far.
Only issue I can see so far is rear OLD is 114, was expecting 120.
With GB Forged Hiduminium stem, mismatched Weinmann levers, cottered "made in britain" BB, unknown headset, and Milremo decal for some reason.

Edit: Found the original colour under the crown race: Flamboyant Red

Edit: BB is Baylis Wiley, headset is Stronglight
Frame 1975g, forks 785g, total 2760g (6.08lbs)



evaporust would clean that right up. A very cool frameset!!!
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Old 03-11-23, 02:37 PM
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
Should be an interesting project. I think my Automoto was supposed to have 114-116 rear spacing (four speed derailleur). It came with ~126 with most of that added to the drive side. I'm going to go to 120 simply because that's what I have for a rear hub, but will stick with four speeds because that's all the Simplex TdF rear derailleur I have can handle.

I'll bet a nice oxalic acid bath will take care of much of your surface rust. A coat of wax will slow down its reappearance.
The Cyclone was Holdsworth's top of the range in 1961 and they did advertise 5 and 10 speed so I was surprised at 114.
I'm going to fit a 120 hub with 10 speed (or 12 with ultra spacing) because I think that's what was current in 1961.

That blue paint isn't original, there's Flamboyant Red under the crown race. So I'm going to repaint it Holdsworth Red Pearl (same as my Avanti).
I've found some "1K synthetic fleet enamel" designed for brushing which I don't think will show brush marks if you tried (12 hours to recoat).
https://www.rawlinspaints.com/home/m...p-price_band_1

edit: I tried a 120mm hub and it goes in fairly easily.

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Originally Posted by Aardwolf
The Cyclone was Holdsworth's top of the range in 1961 and they did advertise 5 and 10 speed so I was surprised at 114.
I'm going to fit a 120 hub with 10 speed (or 12 with ultra spacing) because I think that's what was current in 1961.

That blue paint isn't original, there's Flamboyant Red under the crown race. So I'm going to repaint it Holdsworth Red Pearl (same as my Avanti).
I've found some "1K synthetic fleet enamel" designed for brushing which I don't think will show brush marks if you tried (12 hours to recoat).
https://www.rawlinspaints.com/home/m...p-price_band_1
Should be beautiful!
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A few items have shown up in my mailbox in the past week. A sampling follows.

Campy crank arm dust caps:



Blue Christophe toe straps - spares picked up specially for the Bianchi Super Leggera:



Modern alloy reproduction Campy pedal dust caps from Serbia:



While these caps are absolutely beautiful, the truth is Campagnolo's special pedal cap wrench doesn't fit the serration pattern on the repros. I've heard Shimano's similar tool, however, is a good fit; can anybody confirm?

Giro Lusso leather gloves:



Uber-rare, NOS Barelli pedal dust caps:



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^^^^^^

Don't know about a Shimano wrench but neither my Campy or MKS work on them.

I was however able to get them tight enough by hand that I could not get them off by hand.
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H**Y CRAP!

What a haul.
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In 1974 I worked in this spinning mill for two weeks. And now I got the jersey.

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Old 03-14-23, 02:00 PM
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Today I received the Box O' Crap in the mail. Smiles, MH
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Today I received the Box O' Crap in the mail. Smiles, MH
Dave,
Great letter of recognition and thanks.
CIAO, Ben
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Ben,
That was way back in 2015 for a junior tournament where I did the set up and worked to get the tournament to run smoothly for the players. It was just part of the work I did as a coach at the time. Now it is a new school; Depauw where I will being doing the same kinds of things. I didn't think anyone could even read that text. It was covering the names and addresses of the sender and me. Har! I trust the rivers aren't treating you too badly. Smiles, MH
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Decals for F.W. Evans, all the way from England in 10 days.

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Originally Posted by fabiofarelli


In 1974I worked in this spinning mill for two weeks. And now I got the jersey.


How cool is that?

Well, I'll tell you: pretty freakin' cool! What an excellent keepsake; does it fit, and if so, you gonna wear it?

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As my hearing gets worse, blocking out wind noise seems like it would help a bit. They look a little dorky, but I've leaned to the dorky side my whole life...



Frame #1 is in the home stretch. Got decals from Gus Salmon yesterday.



And, I figured I should get some decals for my Schwinn Super Sport, which needs paint (also from Gus). It was a freebie frame, so I'm thinking I might do the work myself.

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My second used Tern Stasis seatpost just got delivered by Saudi Post this afternoon...







... That'll probably go onto my newly acquired Dahon Jetstream in place of both the original, 20mm-offset seatpost and the stand-in,
zero-offset Litepro I'm running now, along with...




... which also came to me today. I'm not in too much of a hurry to put them on the Jetstream, though; the factory Winzip floating-caliper brakes are really very good, especially with the ceramic pads I swapped in, so I'm going to keep using them for a while longer as I get to know the bike more. I'll probably swap the Shimanos in with the new L-twoo 11-speed groupset (A9 or AX) that I'm about to order.
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I am inspired by your aspirations for your Dahon Flyers.
Chapeau, sir!
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I am inspired by your aspirations for your Dahon Flyers.
Chapeau, sir!
Oh, you must've confused those with my Raleigh Hemingways and Trek Jetstreams! Thank you, Sir!

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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
How cool is that?

Well, I'll tell you: pretty freakin' cool! What an excellent keepsake; does it fit, and if so, you gonna wear it?

DD
Thanks and yes, it fits. I surely wil wear it sometimes. As a collector I got a lot jerseys so it won't on every ride.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
How cool is that?

Well, I'll tell you: pretty freakin' cool! What an excellent keepsake; does it fit, and if so, you gonna wear it?

DD
Thanks and yes, it fits. I surely wil wear it sometimes. As a collector I got a lot jerseys so it won't be on every ride.
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Originally Posted by Drillium Dude
How cool is that?

Well, I'll tell you: pretty freakin' cool! What an excellent keepsake; does it fit, and if so, you gonna wear it?

DD
Thanks and yes, it fits. I surely wil wear it sometimes. As a collector I got a lot jerseys so it won't be on every ride.
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Some junky old shifters for my worthless boat anchor Huffy. Keeps me off the streets.


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It ain't worthless! Can I get a closeup of one of those wheel reflectors?
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Daddy got a new pair of shoes:





Thinking of going clipless with these, because the cleat won't adjust far enough aft for use with medium (my standard) toe clips. Instead of paying $80+ for Campy large clips, I believe I can find pedals for less than that.

Worth a shot...

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