Holdsworth 'welded' - 1950
Posted: Thursday 13th August 2020
|Frame||Holdsworth 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.|
|Wheels||Wheels. 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.|
|Pedals||Holdsworth alloy Allez, Galli toeclips, Binda straps|
|Gears||Benelux Tourist rear and Rod front with Maillard 5 speed block 16/28|
|Brakes||Mafac Racer with white rubber half hoods|
|Stem/Bars||Steel spearpoint stem with GB Tour of Britain engraved bars|
|Saddle||Wrights leather on Campag 26.8 diameter 2 bolt seatpin.|
|Extra Details||Mudguards: 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.