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1970 Holdsworth Professional

Built it as a teen in the mid 70's, so the parts are a bit eclectic. I always liked the look of track bikes, so it's first configuration was single speed, single front brake. I rode it all over Chicago in the mid to late 70's that way. Never saw another like it and used to get compliments on the track bike look. When I moved to the Portland Oregon area in 1981 I turned it into a 10 speed.

Frame:
Reynolds 531, 24.5" / 62cm

Fork/Headset:
Reynolds 531

Crankset/Bottom Bracket:
Campagnolo, Sugino

Pedals:
Gipiemme

Drivetrain/Cog/Chainring/Chain:
?

Derailleurs/Shifters:
SunTour Superbe, and Zeus

Handlebars/Stem:
Sunshine

Saddle/Seatpost:
Brooks/Campagnolo

Brakes:
SunTour Superbe

Front Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida/Campagnolo/Wolber

Rear Wheel/Hub/Tire:
Rigida/Campagnolo/Wolber

More Info:
Hasn't been ridden since the very early 1980's

Added by Ballyroebuck. Last updated about 10 years ago.

As of about 10 years ago, Ballyroebuck has indicated that they no longer own this bike.

3 Comments

max5480

max5480 says:

my friend rocked an oversized frame for years, it worked... He had to lean it sideways a little bit when standing over it but he'd crush people on their carbon frames. Whatever. This frame is beautiful, I'd ride it even if it wasn't my size!

Posted about 10 years ago

Ballyroebuck

Ballyroebuck says:

I'm 5 11 and I have to admit it is a little large for me, but I made it work and it was a comfortable bike to ride.

Posted over 11 years ago

Jimbo_Solvang

Jimbo_Solvang says:

Beauty! It is crying to be ridden after all the idle years.. Must be a big frame with that massive headtube.

Posted over 11 years ago