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 Post subject: My Holdsworth & Mercian
PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Hi, thought i'd share my 2 road bikes with you.. the Holdsworth ive had for about 15 yrs, and have all the original stuff for it but upgraded it a bit.. and the Mercian i had from new. Comments welcome !

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:48 pm 
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harleysteve08 wrote:
Comments welcome !


Oh wow!!! 8) :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:07 pm 
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Hi, i forgot to ask a question..the Holdsworth is a nuovo record.. i was told it was from about 1970? any experts out there? i think i paid about £100 for it.. seemed a lot in the mid 90's, no idea what they fetch now and dont see many of them on the road but its a really nice bike..


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:48 pm 
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The Mercian: I would imagine creates a similar feeling when you looked at photos of Catherine Deneuve in her 60s and went....PHWOOAARR!!!


The Holdsworth: that must feel like going for a ride with Biggles; I bet it gravitates toward cafes selling Cream Teas. Pure artwork.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:24 am 
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Proper retro, and very very cool 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 1:43 pm 
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not sure that your holdsworth is a "nuovo record"
mine has the name in itallics along the top tube near the headset and as far as i know they wern't chromed.
they produced this model for a year in 1982. i know of 3 others, all in the usa and all 4 have serial numbers within 100 of each other.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/nkilgariff ... 82_2_3.jpg


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 5:35 pm 
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I doubt it is 1970 with the under bracket cable routing and the brazed on bottle cage fittings.

Whatever, nice bikes!

I like the Mercian lugwork especially.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:54 pm 
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Couple of lovely bikes..............


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 05, 2010 5:18 pm 
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Hi, yes this has nuovo record in white script along the top tube near the headset too. It was dated by cycling magazine as 70 but guess they could be wrong. I was trying to remember the year I bought it, it was before 82 definitely and the previous owner said it was about 10 yrs old? Anyways.. its great! I havent seen another quite like it.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:12 am 
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here's mine - the catalogue says 1982.....
picture of mine now sporting ergo's and a leather/suede saddle...
and the red one isa holdsworth mistral - about the early 70's


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