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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:02 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Location: north wales
Hi all
Recently purchased bike
In Excellent condition

Holdsworth Mistral c1973
Frame Number 41315
Size C-C Top Tube 22" C-T Seat Post 23"
Reynolds 531 Frame/Forks

Components:
Stem/Bars: GB
Brake Levers: Weinmannn
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Vainqueur 999 C/P
Headset: TDC
Bottom Bracket: TDC
Saddle: Brooks B15 Champion Narrow
Seat Post: Brimalux 26.4
D/T Gear Lever: Campagnolo Record Single
Rear Mech: Campagnolo Record 5-Speed
Chainset: Williams Cottered Cranks with 52 Tooth Chainring
Wheels: Campagnolo S/F Hub Built Onto 27 1/4" Fiamme Alloy Rims, With Regina Extra 5-Speed Freewheel Block 14-28 Ratio
Tyres: Michelin World Tour
Pedals: Lyotard Platform
Mudguards: Weinmann Innoxydable Short
Pump/Pegs: Bluemells with Campagnolo Pump Mtgs


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:21 am 
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Hi, one of favourite long distance rides, and also helpfully your serial number seems confirms my Mistral as 1972/3.
Terry


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:03 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Great looking machine.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 12:03 pm 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Great looking machine.


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 Post subject: Mistral.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:02 pm 
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Location: The Lovely Lincolnshire Wolds and by the sea in Sussex
One of my favourites...I have a 1978 edition owned from new.

Have a soft spot for Holdsworths.

Roadking.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 7:49 pm 
Old School Grand Master
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Thanks for the replies.
I'm looking forward to spring,then i can also experience the ride qualities.
This was purchased out of the blue over the weekend,i could not beleive my luck when i saw it,truly is in excellent original condition.
This is one of the,possibly the best finds i have ever made,epecially what i paid for it.But will not reveal the price.
Do you think i should enter it for the B.O.T.M for December?
Malc


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:26 pm 
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I'd vote for it. It'd be good to see more pre 1980's bikes, that aren't Itallion.


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 Post subject: Re: Holdsworth
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:44 pm 
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cipolinni wrote:
Do you think i should enter it for the B.O.T.M for December?
Malc


I've been trying to think of a "Is the pope a Catholic?" line, but can't come up with one that demonstrates what an absolute certainty my voting for this in rBOTM is. It's a 100%, certified beauty. You need to stick it on Classic Lightweights too... :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:17 am 
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Location: Bangor, North Wales
very very nice! Congratulations, Malc. I think BOTM candidate!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:24 am 
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Takes me back to my youth........ :)

Back in those days chrome was expensive and Holdsworth along with other manufacturers dropped it from their frames :)

Which is what sort of set Carleton apart as they saw themselves as above holdsworth / raleigh and kept chrome for a few quid extra :D

Shaun


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