Like the firebird from the ashes...holdsworth is reborn!

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  1. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    In 1975 I corresponded by transAtlantic mail (Computers were the size of a refrigerator and only connected to a power supply) with W. F. Holdsworthy for the purchase of a pair of custom built, Campagnolo equipped, touring bikes for myself and a friend. Taking a cab from Heathrow to somewhere in Kensington if memory serves me correctly, we picked up those bike and rode them all over Yuroland for a summer of fun after acquiring my undergraduate degree.

    We continued to ride them after we brought them home on a 747.

    Years later Holdsworth went tits up.

    Now, Planet-X is giving them new life in both classic form and in modern carbon creations the old frame builders would only scratch their heads trying to figure out how they were made.

    Feast your eyes on some of these glorious recreations! They include exact copies of the Merino Wool team Holdsworth-Campagnolo jerseys I brought back with me from London and still have to this day!

    God bless the English!

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/s?q=Holdsw...b&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=NewsHoldsworth

    http://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/ZX5516UHFB/ultimate-holdsworth-festival-bundle

    I present to you...The Italia! Stainless steel and made in Italy! Bella, old chap!

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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    I make this jersey look even better!

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    For the Randyknees...

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    Careful observation of the second picture reveals a much better bike for touring and everyday use than the first which resembles more a steel racing bike from the 90's.

    That is not a criticism but a statement that the new Holdsworthy is designed for an entirely different audience.
     
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    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Holdsworth had always built racing bikes from club level to professional grade, touring cycles of all types, commuter bikes and such.
     
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