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 Post subject: Holdsworth Competition
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:10 am 
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With an impending big birthday (contrary to appearances, not 60th) I 'needed' a new bike (or two) to mark the moment. In advance. As a Libran I spent many happy hours prevaricating but then saw that Olanet X had bought the Holdsworth brand and were doing exact replicas of the Holdsworth Professional, skinny tubes, threaded fork, orange and blue, the lot. My finger hovvered over the 'Buy' button but something stopped me - I had lots of old road bikes in the shed, did I really want to drop a grand on a new replica?

Planet X were also doing a whole load of other Holdsworth stuff including wool jerseys and I saw a modern Holdsworth in the classic team colours but made of Columbus Spirit shaped and manipulated tubing, oversize carbon fork, sloping top tube etc. A germ of an idea was planted - have a bike that pays homage but has all the advantages of top end modern tubing and a groupset that doesn't look out of place. The fact that it was 50% off was merely coincidental. It arrived, it was madly light, I was pleased.

So, here it is, a Holdsworth Competition in Columbus Spirit, full Sram Force groupset, Ultegra wheels (bonus is that the frame easily takes 28s, reckon you could get 30s in there pretty easily), Thomson stem and post, Arione.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:40 am 
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Very good. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:48 am 
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Well might have a visit to Planet X after seeing this very nice.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:24 am 
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Sorry, and I may get Flamed for this but I think "Sandy" Holdsworth would roll over in His Grave if he saw this.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:38 am 
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Steel frame, SRAM running gear, orange.... what's not to like?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:01 am 
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Wileyone wrote:
Sorry, and I may get Flamed for this but I think "Sandy" Holdsworth would roll over in His Grave if he saw this.



Yeah, because all the long-closed manufacturers would have carried on doing exactly what they always did.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 11:29 am 
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Very nice. Very pleasing to the eye – I especially like the curved forks and the Holdsworth colour scheme. I am sure it rides beautifully.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:10 pm 
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I confess I like it 8) but not 100% :facepalm:
Truly I am not sure mixing skinny and big tubing is as elegant as a "total skinny" frame ,
but more, I can't get accustomed to integrated headsets and big fork tube which seem to me more of a "manufacturer ploy" to make perfectly functionning parts "obsolete" and make us swallow some new "fancy stuff" and deplete our bank account ! :idea: :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:54 pm 
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I had the same idea, got this frame set at such a good price, built it up with beautiful Campagnolo...


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 5:55 am 
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Wileyone wrote:
Sorry, and I may get Flamed for this but I think "Sandy" Holdsworth would roll over in His Grave if he saw this.


+1

Not working for me either I'm afraid :facepalm:


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