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Holdsworth 'welded' - 1950

Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Mike Baker

FrameHoldsworth bronze welded frame no. 11358 late 1950 early 1951. 531 double-butted tubing; seat tube 23", top tube 22”, wheelbase 40”, 26.8 diam. seat pillar. Stallard ends. Built for 26” wheels. Replacement forks and Tange headset. Holdsworth alloy seat tube collar.
WheelsWheels. 26” Rigida HPs rims built by Mick Madgett into 1950s Simplex steel hubs with unusual black coated QRs, using period spokes. Schwalbe tyres
Chainset Stronglight 3-pin Competition, TA 3-pin rings, 47/38T using special 7mm fixing bolts supplied by Chris Hewitt.
PedalsHoldsworth alloy Allez, Galli toeclips, Binda straps
GearsBenelux Tourist rear and Rod front with Maillard 5 speed block 16/28
BrakesMafac Racer with white rubber half hoods
Stem/BarsSteel spearpoint stem with GB Tour of Britain engraved bars
SaddleWrights leather on Campag 26.8 diameter 2 bolt seatpin.
Extra DetailsMudguards: Bluemels Popular. Pump: Reg Corsa with Campag adapter and pump cup. Bottlecage: Coloral with TA Isol bottle.

Additional information. Frame built for 26” wheels with 41¼” wheelbase and Lyataloy headset. Adapted by previous owner for 27” sprints with new forks and headset and resprayed black and gold with new brake guides. Welded frame very light and rigid and gives superior ride to lugged frame.
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Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020

Owned By: Mike Baker

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