SOLD: vintage 531 Holdsworth Special (50cm)

Cherished from new by it’s previous owner (a good friend) this 1982 Holdsworth Special has a good few miles and lots of stories under its svelte belt. Bought as a frameset then built up with various parts – as was the norm for many club riders at the time – this vintage thoroughbred has just had a day of pampering & tweaking in our workshop to bring it up to roadworthy condition after sitting idle in a Northamptonshire garage for a few years.

It’s unrestored but has been well maintained throughout it’s life – just how you want to find a classic bike :) Made of butted Reynolds 531 tubing throughout and very hard to find in Holdsworth’s smallest size, this is a solid investment and an absolute pleasure to ride and behold with classic 73 degree square geometry balancing it perfectly between speed and comfort.


Frame & Fork: 1982 Holdsworth Special (butted 531 throughout, Campagnolo drop-outs, mudguard eyelets)
Size: 19.5″ / 50cm (c-t)
Headset: Tange Allez
Stem: Cinelli A1
Handlebar: Cinelli Giro D’Itali 64-42
Bar Tape: Georges Sorel
Brake Levers: Shimano 105 Super SLR
Brake Calipers: Shimano 600
Brake Pads: Weinmann
Shifters: Shimano 600 friction
Front Derailleur: Suntour XCM
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 600
Freewheel: Suntour Perfect (5 speed)
Chain: Shimano HG
Cranks: Shimano 600
Chainrings: Shimano 600 (52/42t)
Bottom Bracket: Shimano 600
Pedals: SR SP-100 quill
Rims: Mavic Module Argent 32 hole
Hubs: Campagnolo 32 hole
Spokes: stainless steel
Tyres: Continental
Saddle: Selle Italia Anatomic leather
Bottle Cage: T.A. Specialities

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