Holdsworth 531 Special iconic race bike 1970's NOS condition

2 999 €


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One of the most iconic British cycle brands, Holdsworth was created in 1926 by William Frank "Sandy" Holdsworth, in London.
It sponsored with Campagnolo a professionnal racing team starting with the 1969 season, up to the1978 season, easily recognizable by its Orange-blue jerseys and orange bikes. The team had great results in the U.K (National championship, Tour of Britain..........), and took part to the most popular races, such as the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, the Vuelta, the Tour of Flanders, the Amstel Gold race..............

Holdsworth hired master frame builders in the 60's and 70's, who created fine bikes using Reynolds 531 and 753 tubing series.

Planet-X company purchased the brand in 2014 and still produces high-end steel bikes, together with "classic" modern racing bikes.

The « 531 special » is an Holdsworth iconic model from the 1970's, that came in the range just below the Professional.
The full Reynolds 531 frame is equipped with the top groupset of that time, the Nuovo Record from Campagnolo, which makes a beautiful, efficient, and light bike (9,380kg without pedals).

The bike has only been ridden a very few miles by the previous owner, and it's really close to a NOS condition. It's of course in perfect mechanical condition.

Only two parts has been changed from the original bike, the bar tape, which is a Benotto NOS one, and the tubulars for new Vittoria's. The rest is original, including cables and blue housings.

Feel free to ask any question or for additionnal photos.
The bike will be carefully packed in specific bike box with strong protections, mostly disassembled.

Sent with Chronopost company within 3 days after payment. Tracked and insured.

Taille/size :

Seat tube (hauteur) : 53,5 cm centre/top, 52 cm centre/centre

Top tube (longueur) : 55,5 cm centre/centre

Head tube : 10,8 cm

Détails/setup :

Cadre et fourche/frame and fork : Reynolds 531, Prugnat lugs, Campagnolo dropouts

Jeu de direction/headset : Campagnolo Record

Jantes/rims : Mavic « Championnat du monde professionnel » rear, « Record du monde l'heure » front

Moyeux et roue-libre/hubs and freewheel : Campagnolo Record, Regina Extra Oro 5 speeds 13/24, Campagnolo quick-release ; little oxidation marks on spokes

Boyaux/tubulars : Vittoria Rally 700*23 NEW

Pédalier/crankset : Campagnolo Record 52*42, 170mm

Jeu de pédalier/bottom bracket : Campagnolo Record

Manettes de dérailleurs/shifters : Campagnolo Record

Dérailleur avant/front : Campagnolo Record

Dérailleur arrière/rear : Campagnolo Record Pat 77

Leviers de freins/brake lever : Campagnolo Record (the right one has very very small scratches)

Étriers de freins/brakes : Campagnolo Record

Potence/stem : Cinelli 90mm

Cintre/bar : 3T TTT Grand Prix 410mm

Tige de selle/seatpost : Campagnolo Record 27,2mm

Selle/saddle : Cinelli Unicanitor (cuir, leather)

Chaîne/chain : Regina ?

Poids/Weight : 9,380 kg (mesuré au peson électronique – measured with digital hanging scale, without pedals)

The bike comes with Campagnolo Record pedals in mint condition.

The derailleurs cable and brake housings guides are also Campagnolo stuff.

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