Holdsworth vintage road bike, information require please

Simon999

New Member
Good afternoon guys,

I am new to the wonderful world of vintage Steel bikes and have just taken preposition of this Holdsworth road bike.

I would be very interested to find out as much as possible about the heritage of this bike.

Many thanks,

Simon.

Simon.
 

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Chris S

Guru
Location
Sparkhill
That looks like a Claude Butler badge? Anyway, they were both owned by the same parent company.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holdsworth
 
Hi and :welcome:.
That was confusing! I had to look again as it has a Claud Butler head badge.
Holdsworth bought Claud Butler some years ago .
If you could post a picture of the whole bike up it might give us a better idea ?
 

Spiderweb

Not So Special One
Location
North Yorkshire
I don’t think two bikes are photographed, it will look something like this;
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Drago

Flouncing Nobber
Location
Poshshire
Interesting, as it has Claud Butler fork crowns, and CB put the 531 decal at the top of the fork blade but Holdsworth did not.

I think its been chopped and changed. Claud Butler forks onto a Holdsworth frame, and that CB headbadge is a later addition as the pop rivets look wrong.

The frame is, I think, a Holdsworth as it doesn't have the style of Nervex lugs that were going onto Clauds of that era.

The forks I could understand if the originals were damaged, but the head badge seems odd to say the least.
 
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