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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Selling my 1973 Holdsworth Equipe

Sadly announcing today I am selling my 1973 Holdsworth Equipe, owned from new and bought from their Putney shop.
My bike had a recent full service at J. E. James Cycles, Chesterfield, with parts replaced as listed below at a cost of over £200.
It is now fully operational, but unfortunately I have discovered I can no longer ride in a sustained crouching position after a lower spinal disk was destroyed.

I want min. £450 for the bike. I think it is probably one of the most easy recognized colour schemes of that era, riding on the back of the professional team’s successes (that’s what made me buy it).
I am reluctant to part with it (as are my kids) as it has been a part of my life since adulthood but would be happy to see it giving pleasure an enthusiast.



SPECS.
Holdsworth Equipe 1973.
Colour - orange / blue-green
Frame 60cm
Frame number 39438
Rear derailleur - Campagnolo Valentino Extra
Front derailleur - Shimano
Gear shifters - Campagnolo
Gear cogs - two front ; six rear (new) ie. 10-speed original replaced by 12-speed.
Brakes - Weinmann 750 Vainqueur 999, centre-pull, front and back.
Tyres - Schwalbe Active Line K-Guard (new)
Frame - Reynolds 531 steel, I believe.
Pedals - steel, original, rust marked.
Chain - new
Handlebars and pillar - GB, with wreathed images on bar-tops.
Condition of frame paint - good for age, usual scrapes, marks etc.
Frame condition - good, straight (no accidents)
Old wheels etc. - kept in case enthusiast wants to restore.
Owners - one, from new, bought at Holdsworth’s Putney shop, 1973.

Contact: Alan Gilliland on 07950-469186 or alan_gilliland@yahoo.com











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