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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:58 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi
I have a Holdsworth I bought second hand as a young teenage back in the early 80s.
When I first had it the bike was a lilac colour, and since then I've resprayed it a few times.
I am now looking at getting it painted profesionally, either wet spray or powder coated. Not sure which is best.

I think it is a Zephyr but am not sure.
They serial number is 24560.

Does anyone know what the original colours are likely to have been?

pictures soon when my post count is high enough.

Thanks
Michael.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:00 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Also, would be keen to know a rough idea of its value?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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I've found bike builder here in Kumue Auckland who is going to help me with it.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 9:11 am 
Dirt Disciple

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 12:13 pm 
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this site is a fantastic resource for Holdsworth & Claud Butler

http://www.nkilgariff.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2011 10:58 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thanks, I'd looked at that site but could not find what I was after.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:46 pm 
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I love the detail and little flourishes on that frame. I'm just a little bit jealous, to tell you the truth.

Is it steel or alloy?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:19 pm 
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That's blooming gorgeous! http://www.nkilgariff.com/ is a bit hard to navigate, but if you click on the "models" tab on the left, scroll down to the models listed in the 1952 catalogue and click on "Zephyr", you'll get the history of that model. Scroll down again to where it talks about the new lugset being introduced in the 1958 / 59 model year and bingo! There's a picture of a flamboyant red seat cluster that looks identical to yours. In the 1961 catalogue, it says you could have had your Zephyr in any colour you wanted pretty much....


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:57 am 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi
Just an update on my old Holdsworth. Thanks to the help above I believe it is a pre 1962 Zephyr track and path frame.

I am in the process of getting it repainted.
The frame number is 24580 - and I'd like to see if there is any information anywhere linked to the frame number. Ideally I would like to know exact year of manufacture so I can get the correct decals and renolds transfers for it.

Could anyone help with the frame number information please?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:13 pm 
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Holdsworths of this age seemed to come in a variety of different colours and finishes - from chrome to metallic colours to white enamel. They often have a different coloured panel on the seat and head tube and be embellished with box lining etc so its hard to give a specific answer. The decals may have been the W F Holdsworth one with the W above the F......I think. This is the way Im seeing the paint work on a Cyclone deluxe Im about to have repainted


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