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Old 06-10-14, 06:02 AM
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Holdsworth Heritage Collection

Holdsworth has the "Heritage Collection" for 2015, might be of interest for someone here!

Holdsworth 2015 Heritage collection | Headset Press

FRAMES | Holdsworth cycles

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Very interesting, thanks for posting!
Anybody know where (and by whose hands) these are built? IIRC the original Shop on Putney road in London just shut their doors last year, and there had been a "retro" Holdsworth Pro on the market prior to that (with chrome lugs, I thought).
There's a mention of somebody in Sheffield in this advert, but they seem pretty scant as far as revealing the "insider dope" we want to know.
Is Reynolds still offering classic 531 tubesets in regular diameters, that's more news to me...I thought there were only new formulations and OS tubes, but there may be some developments that I missed.
EDIT: answering my own question, yes they still offer 531 and it seems to be standard dimensions, but Reynolds also has 9 other formulations above it, including a lot of stainless steel sets and one 631 that's advertised as an improved hardened version of the 531 alloy but comes in "many shapes" and is tig-weld friendly. Much as I like a classic frame to be built with classic 531, if I was buying some "retro" modern frame I'd opt for the modern tubes, maybe built from 725 or 831...and why not stainless, finally the end of chasing RUST!
https://reynoldstechnology.biz/our_materials_531.php

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Not a bad looking range of frames. I did not see the prices in my quick review.
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Here is some more info: Sneak peek: Holdsworth to launch steel Heritage range | road.cc

Looks like prices will be around 800 pounds sterling give or take a few quid.
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The brass "campagnolo" signature on the top tube of the Professional model is the cheesiest thing I've seen all day.
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Originally Posted by rhm
The brass "campagnolo" signature on the top tube of the Professional model is the cheesiest thing I've seen all day.
Weird, I was thinking pretty much the same thing. Having that silly Campagnolo sig on the tube would make building the frame with a SA hub sort of verboten.
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Originally Posted by photogravity
Weird, I was thinking pretty much the same thing. Having that silly Campagnolo sig on the tube would make building the frame with a SA hub sort of verboten.
True, but the dropouts aren't really long enough for a decent IGH build anyway.
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Originally Posted by rhm
The brass "campagnolo" signature on the top tube of the Professional model is the cheesiest thing I've seen all day.
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^But the bar has been set pretty high.
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^But the bar has been set pretty high.
Higher than the saddle?
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Originally Posted by rhm
True, but the dropouts aren't really long enough for a decent IGH build anyway.
Not the best for an IGH, but workable... Of course, the derailleur hanger will need to be hacked off, FWIW.
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If I'm not mistaken, the Holdsworth Team was the only British team sponsored by Campagnolo during the 70's. If true, the Campagnolo signature is a nod to that history and not cheesy IMO.

With so many frames built to accept an IGH, why even consider this one?
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte
If I'm not mistaken, the Holdsworth Team was the only British team sponsored by Campagnolo during the 70's. If true, the Campagnolo signature is a nod to that history and not cheesy IMO.

With so many frames built to accept an IGH, why even consider this one?
Yes, I'm not considering one of these. Just joining in the conversation. As a rule, I'm not fond of those treatments. There are classier ways to give a nod to the relationship, alatmo.
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