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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:49 pm 
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New project for this year - Holdsworth Cyclone, according to serial number (12593) made in 1951 or 1952. It had some customization made - few braze-ons added and track ends swapped for vertical dropouts.
My plan is to revert everything back to track origin, make it fixed, have it painted, maybe have fork and stays chrome plated (I need to find good and cheap plating company...)
It's long term project for sure.

(Edit: 18.03.2014)
Temporarily build up with Campagnolo Record, SR chainset:

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:55 pm 
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At last on wheels.. built up :) There are few parts borrowed from my other bikes but until end of the week everything should be finished, I hope so.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:07 pm 
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very nice


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 9:18 pm 
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Nice, I've got a Cyclone Deuxe for yhis years money pit :roll:

London Chroming Company, Old Kent Road http://www.londonchroming.co.uk

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:47 pm 
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Gorgeous frame. Not keen on those tyres at all.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:10 pm 
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Thanks :) I know that it would look nicer on amber wall, but for now I use what I have. I'm not so sure about rebuilding it as a track bike now... I really like it like it is. Just in opposition to hipseters trends to change road bikes into fixies, hehe.
I know about london chroming and probably will visit them when my wallet will be prepared for it.


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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 9:36 pm 
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A few changes... added decals, maybe I will go for slightly different style in final build and proper paintwork, but for now this set. SR chainset changed for other, with flutted arms (previous was borrowed from my other bike), amberwall tyres. It's waiting for new handlebar (Cinelli Giro d'Italia) and headset (Gnutti or Campag SR). Cable outers I'm going to change for stainless steel or just black.

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I'm thinking about colours for the final paintwork and I think it will stay black with red/burgundy panel on the seattube, maybe headtube. Gold or white lug lining. I have a metal headbadge to fit (younger that the frame, but style didn't change that much).
It's a little bit of mix of periods, but I use it on daily basis as a commuter and I like it as it is :)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:34 pm 
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A few up to date pictures

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Absolute classic.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:03 am 
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