[CR] IDing m old Holdsworth


Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:53:10 +0000
From: Ralph Gabbatiss <ralphandmarnie@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR] IDing m old Holdsworth


I'm trying to find out the model and date of my old bike.It's in daily use
   to travel the four miles to work. It takes <13 minutes to get to work and
   <16 to get home. Guess which way the hill goes! =0A=0AThe frame number i s 15474 and I have uploaded some photos at=0A=0Ahttp://www.flickr.com/photo s/ralph-gab=0A=0Aincluding photos of the GB Coureur brakes it came with. I make no apology for fitting 21st century brakes, these are to preserve me a nd the bike. I had one collision with a car that pulled out of a gateway wh ere I couldn't stop in time. Fortunately the locked back wheel swung round so we hit the car side on or the fork would have been wrecked.=0A=0AI've al so fitted 21st century lighting as you can see. This followed a collision w ith a "Cornish Hedge" when travelling home and doing over 30 mph one absolu tely dark night. I had a 28 diode lamp but it was not enough, and I lost my
   bearings. Now Cornish Hedges are actually granite walls covered with soil,
   not hedges. Fortunately I didn't hit it head on. =0A=0AThe bike is still i n one piece, and I'm trying to find out its age. I have been told its proba bly early 50's, nearly as old as me, The badge is brass, no enamelling. Loo king at Holdworth web sites I haven't seen a model where the seat stays are
   pressed in at the top to make a "u" section from the tube. Some have more elaborate lugwork than mine.=0A=0ARalph Gabbatiss=0A=0ARedruth=0ACornwall =0AUK=0A=0A=0A