For Sale Now withdrawn as no takers. 23" Holdsworth Special 1981


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Frame – Holdsworth “Special” 1981. 23”, Reynolds D/B 531 tubing, 73o angles. mudguard lugs and clearances. Frame no. 036255. Resprayed Flamboyant red with contrasting white panels, but colours and genuine decals as on original.
Rebuilt using Campagnolo Nuovo Record “new old stock” or top quality new components as close as possible to original specification or better
Gears – 12sp (6 x 2) Campagnolo Nuovo Record with Record gear levers on down tube.
Chainset (new) – double, 48-36, perforated and engraved “Holdsworth”, 175mm cranks
Pedals – (used) MKS Sylvan with toe clips and Christophe straps.
Wheels- Campagnolo Nuovo record hubs on 700c Mavic Open Pro rims new Continental grand prix 4 seasons 23mm tyres. 6 speed (screw mount) freewheel, 13-24.
Brakes – Shimano R650 (silver) dual pivot side pull callipers with Dia-Compe Gran Compe perforated levers, natural rubber hoods.
Hanlebars/ Stem- Nitto engraved drops on Nitto Dynamic 100mm quill stem (silver)
Seat pin / saddle – Nitto (silver) “65” with Fizik Aliante gamma black saddle
(Currently fitted with new SKS narrow section mudguards in silver)
Comments – I have owned this frame since its purchase second hand as a complete bike in the mid 1980s, and decided to restore it a couple of years ago. The frame has been superbly refurbished by Argos Racing Cycles in flamboyant red with white panels as originally available from new and using authentic decals (see illustration on copy 1981 catalogue below.)
After 35 years, the original components were in poor condition and all have been replaced, mostly using either new or unused “new old stock”. I decided on modern equivalents for the brakes (these are Shimano calipers in a high shine silver anodised finish) as these have a similar appearance to the Universal 77s as fitted originally, but the dual pivot mechanism is far more powerful, and replacement pads are easily available
£495 or reasonable offer - now well below cost of restoration/parts Collect from Cardiff

Original catalogue for comparison then my bike
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