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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:12 pm 
Old School Hero

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sunbeam wrote:
hi..looks like a W.F. HOLDSWORTH model .. ZEPHYR ..sold one last year if i remember that seat cluster and lug pattern dates it within a few years..google it & see what comes up..good luck :D


So from what I can tell, the fluted seat stays appear in 1957...

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...but my lugs are different, they're Nervex Pro I do believe? I haven't found a Zephyr with Nervex Pro lugs yet.

The closest frame numbers I can are a 1955 Cyclone - frame no. 18144 & a 1958 Typhoon - frame no. 25003. So my frame no. 18806 would suggest around 1956 wouldn't it?

So maybe it is a Holdsworth Zephyr, late 1956/early 1957, with the fluted seat stays but with the Nervex Pro lugs like on the cyclone (which the Zephyr took over from, right?)

Does this sound about right?

So I suppose my 18806 could well be 1957.


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:19 pm 
Old School Hero

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Actually, just looking closely at that Holdsworth seat stay, are they even the same:

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Mine look slightly softer, they don't seem to be as chiseled (if that makes sense?) Could that just be because of the re-enamel?


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:30 pm 
Old School Hero

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Also, I've not yet found a Holdsworth with the same forks as mine, but I've seen a couple of Viking path frames with the same/similar looking forks.

Here's a 1965 one:

http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/v/Bil ... b2749d11a8

Forks and lugs are the same, I saw another earlier today with the same forks.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:34 am 
Old School Hero

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I've uploaded more pics of this frame:

http://www.23hq.com/wblenkin/album/5778082

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I'm actually going to sell this, does anyone have any idea of the value of this. I know it's hard as I'm still not sure if it's a Holdsworth or a Viking, but they should both be of a decent value surely?

Thanks.


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