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  1. dwscrimshaw

    Proper Barn Find

    Basic paint work done, now for the lining. I'll do that latter as too much else on.
  2. dwscrimshaw

    1930's Holdsworth Stelvio Frame?

    Painted the frame, which should have been simple being black. Getting to cover the copper plate was a bit of a problem and then the paint reacted with the primer and acted as a paint stripper. Not really sure what the problem was unless there was some residue from the platers? Anyway its covered...
  3. dwscrimshaw

    CLAUD BUTLER ‘COMPETITOR’ BY HOLDSWORTH – 1981.

    Ha! Yes I think CB was always going to play second fiddle once Holdsworth got hold of them. Although to be fair there was always a CB alternative to most/all Holdsworth models. Its does seem the Pro and Mistral got these TT eyes first so you can read across to the equivalent CB.
  4. dwscrimshaw

    Claud butler frame number enquiry

    I don't think its A, B or C, but D a CB number from 1958, Dec in this case. I am sure you have seen this before Peachy, this is a group Doug discovered and we have several in the database, this now being the highest number for that month.
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    CLAUD BUTLER ‘COMPETITOR’ BY HOLDSWORTH – 1981.

    Not sure there is a hard and fast rule as to when these were used, I guess you could have them added before they were officially used. Alternately they could have been added by owners much latter. Holdsworth used them on Pro & Mistrals as far back as ~010200 and I have a 78 Pro SL with them...
  6. dwscrimshaw

    Proper Barn Find

    Final coat of Kurust and then primer. Will need to fill any remaining pits. Quite a difference from how it was, I am sure the metal has thinned a bit, but no structural problems found.
  7. dwscrimshaw

    Proper Barn Find

    Forks are primed and the frame is down to bare metal. At the stage where I am going to be removing too much good metal to get any more of the rust off. Having treated it with Kurust I am not getting any red dust of the pitting, prime the frame next.
  8. dwscrimshaw

    '81 Claud Butler Colstar Yumeya/DuraAce #035210 FINISHED p16

    Nice, I have an old Special frame that was given to me. Some previous owner cut all the lugs of to make a fixie of it. I have got most of the lug ready to repair it and was thinking of painting it exactly the same a the one you have here having seen that picture in the catalog. Nice to see a...
  9. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers Update

    Interesting, I have just picked up something similar. I came to the same conclusion based on frame geometry. 39" wheel base and 16.5" rear stays, with 74 deg angels. It also has those two drillings in the rear drop out which are also chromed on the sides. Mine is a bit latter in 81 and has cut...
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    Holdsworth Frame Numbers Update

    Number looks to be mid 83, although its on the back of the BB which is bit unusual, but they did move it around occasionally. Would need more photos to confirm model. That said the 83 model was distinctive and only available in white with the lug cut outs coloured in black. if the colour in the...
  11. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers Update

    yes that would seem to be a 1977 build. Difficult to know what colour that is as the Cats. do not specify a colour, as you could have any one. the picture in the 78 Cat. looks similar. I understand Mario Vaz is still painting frames and may be able to advise if this is a std Holdsworth colour.
  12. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers

    I have to say I am struggling a bit with those combination of items. If it didn't have mudguards eyes it could well be an early factory pro although I am not sure when the brake bridge went straight and the pro never had eyes as std. I guess it could be a special build of some type, but I am...
  13. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers

    That number would suggest 1949 and there were only a few models that year, the lug less LaQuelda and the Cyclone. As yours has track ends I can only see it as a Cyclone track model. That said I can not see the detail of the lugs as looking the same. You might want to check this out here...
  14. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Special. Frame number 104?

    Yes, I would see this as a 531 Special with early 70's 4 digit number. Bit of an odd group of numbers these so could be difficult to determine exactly who built it.
  15. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers

    Nice looking bike, bit difficult to ID, could do with close ups of the lug work and rear brake bridge. Holdsworth used 4 digit numbers in the early 60's and seemed to again in early 70's. For numbers below 1000 there were 3 digit without a leading zero, so I assume this is from one of these...
  16. dwscrimshaw

    Proper Barn Find

    down to bare metal all over, small bits of rust left which ill treat individually. Will need some filling while priming.
  17. dwscrimshaw

    Claud Butler frame number identification

    yes, must be from 1976, the last year before they moved to the Holdsworth 6 digit numbers during the same year.
  18. dwscrimshaw

    Holdsworth Frame Numbers

    Looks good, yes I would say early 81.
  19. dwscrimshaw

    Proper Barn Find

    Interesting, i'll bear that in mind. I am getting somewhere with the forks now. Given them another brush with Evaporust and now back wrapped up in soaked paper towels. Think Ill do the same with frame next.
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