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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:32 pm 
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Heres my 1965 holdsworth frame and fork numbered 65115k, making it a 1965 model destined as a stock model, however since I can't find any other holdsworths the same I am assuming its a bit special (well in my house). The different items are chromed lugs, fastback stays, barbers pole paint and rare simplex dropouts, even the paint is a very deep rich colour.
I have had the bike in bits for some time slowly working my way through it, but I needed to get out on it, so once I had the frame cleaned up,the bb and headset fitted i put it back together. There's a few parts that need removing and giving a good polishing, but I like the idea of doing a rolling refurb which gave me the opportunity to get a quick 20 miles in at the weekend.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:31 pm 
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That's pretty special in my book too.. and good to know it's still being ridden. It always warms my heart to see some Mafacs.. even with Campag. levers.. :) I miss 'em.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:36 pm 
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That's pretty special in my book too.. and good to know it's still being ridden. It always warms my heart to see some Mafacs.. even with Campag. levers.. :) I miss 'em.

If I lived in the neighboorhood I would swap the Campagnolo's for some 1970 Mafacs levers, which I have. :D

But indeed, Mafac and Universal '60/'70 brakes are awesom.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:56 am 
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Man, that's nice! - one of the most appealing bikes I've seen here, I love it.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:56 am 
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What a lovely looking bike.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:07 am 
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That's a beautiful bike, good to know it's being used and appreciated.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:44 am 
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Oh wow! Thats rather nice. Can we have a full spec sheet please?

Are they 700c wheels on there, tubs I'm guessing. Clearance on the rear is very large.

Most obvious need for replacement is the saddle! A nice tan Brookes would be the obvious choice of course.

Looking forward to seeing this progressing.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:05 pm 
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Cracking looking machine. Irepalce that saddle if it were mine though.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Same here. It's the only thing I'd change though, and probably with my well worn B17!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:54 pm 
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Yes... but one advantage of a 'skirtless' saddle like this is that you can get to those two pesky bolts on a Record seatpin without having to turn the spanner over every 1/12th revolution! A skirtless Brooks would be my choice. Is that called a 'Swallow'?


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