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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:54 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Location: Studley, Warks, UK
At last i am back in the saddle after 12 years out of it and regretting it. I have finally got of my lazy arse and bought another bike. A retro, about 1993, maybe earlier, Holdsworth Professional 531 tubed road bike with a full Shimano 105 Groupo rare nowadays i gather. I am amazed at the condition of it given its age. Not a mark on it minto. Cost me £120, not sure if i paid over the odds for it but hey....never mind. I would love to get something like my old Giant Cadex CFR, stunning bike that was. But what is really spooky is the Holdsworth is exactly the same as one i used to have back in the early 90's.....queue Twilight Zone music!!

The only things i have added since this picture is a Flite Gel Titanium Saddle.

This forum is very cool and loving scanning through the various topics. I have the bug back now and want to build an early 90's Specialized Stumpjumper Pro Hardtail of couse, with Kona Project 2 forks, none of this girly suspension!! and all resprayed in black. The tears are welling up.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:17 am 
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Welcome to the forum and glad to hear you're back in the saddle.

Holdsworth looks like a bargain for 120.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:10 am 
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My eyes... I haven't seen one of those for a while! Very cool bike with a real retro flavour...

Loving the full 105 groupset too! 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:30 am 
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That's a great find and a top bargain, provided a nice reminisce (sp?) about my long departed Holdsworth Avanti


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 12:58 pm 
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For £120, that looks good indeed.........downtube levers and aero brakes always make me feel nostalgic! And nice groutin' on the floor tiles, if I may say so...............


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:17 am 
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Welcome home Prodigal son!


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