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 Post subject: Holdsworth La Quelda
PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 2:08 pm 
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Would anyone have an idea what this bike would be worth. It's a 1949 or 1950 model in original condition. The has had one owner from new and is in good condition.
Many thanks
Jim


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 7:16 pm 
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That is very,very nice. It's in super condition, bit of a time-warp machine and I would be very proud to call it mine!

If no one else comes up with a value I will ask at the Bygone Bykes Club meeting tomorrow evening.


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PostPosted: Wed May 26, 2010 9:33 pm 
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That Holdsworth is beautiful indeed! So hard to put a value on it, really whatever someone is willing to pay but personally I'd say over £500 but wouldn't want to commit to a solid figure....

The Tommasini; please put the other parts back on it! Value wise I'd say £600'ish.


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 Post subject: Holdsworth La Quelda
PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 4:22 pm 
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Thanks for the comments on the bike. I've just found the frame no. it is 11567 SH. I don't know if anybody would be able to narrow down the year with this information.


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I picked this up the other day and was after some info on it more than a value..... But I would like to know roughly what it's worth!

It's a prophete sprint in a nice metallic silver with a few marks from age and probably storage....all seems original

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PostPosted: Sat May 29, 2010 5:14 pm 
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Old Ned wrote:
That is very,very nice. It's in super condition, bit of a time-warp machine and I would be very proud to call it mine!

If no one else comes up with a value I will ask at the Bygone Bykes Club meeting tomorrow evening.


Couldn't get to the meeting unfortunately but did have a quick chat with a member on the phone who acquired a La Quelda recently in original condition. He didn't say how much he paid for it but someone told him without hesitation they'd give him £500 for it - so it's probably worth more!

Mind you it depends on the fittings but yours seems to have quite a reasonable set which are probably all as per the original specification.

Have a look on this site, there is a lot of information on the La Quelda series of bikes -

www.nkilgariff.com

It would be nice to see some close up shots of the head welding, gears etc. if you could post some.


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 Post subject: Holdsworth La Quelda
PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:29 pm 
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Some more pictures of the Holdsworth. Enjoy!

I've also some details of the equipment on the bike.
Saddle - Brookes B37
Seat post - Strata
Chainset - Gnutti
Hubs - Parden (I think, the writing is very small!)
Brakes - Alp Competition
Front changer - Le Simplex
Rear Changer - Oz
Pedals - Boa.

Thanks
Jim


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That really is very nice indeed and in superb condition. I would be very proud to own it but there's no way I could pay it's worth.

The hubs are 'Harden' and are very desirable. They are fitted with proper ball races and were very smooth running for their time. The Osgear (designed by and named after Oscar Egg who was also a frame builder of the time) has the tension control fitting.

If it's OK with you I can mention this to a friend who, I am certain, will be very interested and who may well want to purchase it from you.


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This Fiorelli, isn't in great condition, could do with a spray and chrome up. Any ideas what I should ask, hopefully the pics worked but I'm on my phone ( no computer at the mo)


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 Post subject: Holdsworth La Quelda
PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 8:29 pm 
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Thanks for the feedback on the Holdsworth. Old Ned if you want to pass on details to your friend that would be fine.
I am thinking of putting the bike on Ebay. Is this the best place for it or is there a better way of selling it?

Thanks again.
Jim


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