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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:10 pm 
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Hi guys,
Here are a few pics of my first ever build - a 1979 'Les Reed' Autograph Holdsworth. My father in-law had it residing in his shed for 20 years and it was in a bit of a state. I have had the frame enamel stove baked white (it's original colour), replaced BB, wheels and headset and basically restored as best I could all the other original parts + a few rogues. I know the tires are a 'no go' for most of you but I quite like 'em! You will see how low the seatpost is as sadly, as much as I would love to grow a few inches taller, the frame is way too big. Not sure what I will do yet, probably sell to the jolly green giant! Be keen to hear what you think,

Frame: 531 Plain Guage

Fork: 531 Palin Guage

Headset: Unknown brand
Stem: GB
Handlebar: Cinelli Campione Del Monde
Bar Tape: Cinelli

Brake Levers/Brifters: Campagnolo Gran Sport
Brake Calipers: Weinmann 730

Shifters:
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
Rear Derailleur: Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
Cassette: 7 Speed Shimano
Cranks: SR Apex
Chainrings: SR Apex
Pedals: SR Quill

Rims: Weinmann (700)
Hubs: Normandy Maillard High Flange
Hub Skewers: Campagnolo

Saddle: Selle Rolls
Seatpost: Selcof


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:38 pm 
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Nice build that. The mix of components all look right and it is obviously very clean.

The tyres are ok but personally I would have gone for all blacks as I think it would have tied in with the saddle and bar tape just perfectly.

Good job. I presume there are a fair few to follow...


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:56 pm 
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wired99 wrote:
Here are a few pics of my first ever build - a 1979 'Les Reed' Autograph Holdsworth.

Les West innit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_West

My dad's got one of these.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:58 pm 
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Indeed it is Jim, my fault. What with that and posting a header '78 Holdsworth' and then stating a '79 Holdsworth' in the first paragraph, I just hope it rides better than I write!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:18 pm 
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Les West - great bloke and still racing (and winning) in Vets events. Rode for Holdsworth as a pro for years in the 60's and 70's.

Bike looks good, pity it's a bit big for you but people did tend to ride big frames in those days so reasanbly in keeping with the period.

Are those genuine Black Campag brake lever rubbers? If so, where did you get them (Campyonly?). I've got one and need another!


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