I'm looking to date what appears to be a Holdsworth Frame. I aquired it as such but given that the wheels were different sizes/there is no headbadge and some of the components are clearly not original I would like to get a community view...
The Sturmey is dated to 1960, but investigation in to decals etc suggests an early 50's frame.
So the bike: http://photobucket.com/holdsworthbike
Serial Number: 39693 Clearly stamped on the head tube. To read the BB Shell I'd need to get the nitromores out however what I can make out clearly is the NERVEX stamp.
The rear drop out is fairly unusual IMHO
BB: Bayliss and Wiley
Stem: GB Hindiminum
Bars: Unknown but shim required for stem
Brakes: Weinnman Vanquier 999 centerpull with matching levers
Rear Wheel: Dunlop Special Lightweight steel rim 27 x 1 1/4 on a Sturmey Archer FW Hub
Front Wheel - cheapo 700c
Sorry for the lack of inserted pics - I'm getting used to the system here!
Any help would be very much appreciated!!