I'm new to this site and looking for a bit of advice, I've extracted my old road bike from some years in the back of the shed to get it running again. Initially Id like some advise identifying my bike, bought in approx 1980, secondhand from a friend who was a club racer, it was his practice bike, it is very lightweight .
The Spokes on the wheels are a little rusty But When I took it to my local Cycle Shop the Guy said the whole wheels were scrap and I'd be better off replacing as a whole, unfortunately this sort of response makes me suspicious of shops thinking a middle aged Guy has too much money and can be ripped off > But I've cleaned the wheels up fine for now, I cleaned an re-greased the hubs and bearings and they seems to run OK, The rims are Mavic, Still with the labels on, Hubs are QR Shimano, I've added new Tyres and Tubes and all seems fine, perhaps I'll get replacement spokes in time from someone recommended on here ??
Per the Pictures its called a Holdsworth Special in 531 Double butted tubing, but I remember the previous owner saying it was a Holdsworthy Special and only available as a frame ??
Bottom Crank and Pedal arms - Galli
Bottom bracket Modern from Halfords, (It was Galli Tapered roller bearings, like a car, but they disintegrated approx 15 Years ago !! )
Rear gears - Suntour Vx
Front Mech Shimano 600
Wheel Hubs Shimano
Wheel Rims Mavic Module E
Brakes Wienmenn side action
Brake Levers Mafac
Conscious I'm probably rambling a bit as I have many questions to ask but for starters, Can anybody identify the bike and is it worth getting it repainted with new decals etc - Help or advice appreciated