c.1980 Holdsworth Mistral

Luke’s Holdsworth Mistral photographed out on a test run in between rain showers earlier today.  My budget permitted a complete overhaul, as opposed to a costly full restoration, but I think it’s looking pretty good now (for a bitsa) and certainly rides like new.  Replacement parts used for the refurbishment included Cane Creek brake lever hoods, SRAM chain and various cables, plus a restored needle roller bearing headset as the original Tange Allez was very badly pitted. Everything else is as supplied by the owner – only much cleaner, adjusted and lubed!  I’ve asked Luke to come back to the workshop in a few days so I can replace the IRC Roadtour front tyre which, while barely used, is a model I’ve known blow at speed more than once!  Then, a couple of days before he heads off to Bakewell for Eroica Britannia (once him and the bike have become friends) I’ve offered him a final pre-ride tune-up… all part of the service ;)


Frame & Fork: Holdsworth Mistral 531ST (21.5″)
Stem: Biba
Handlebar: GB
Brake Levers: Weinmann, Cane Creek hoods (new)
Brake Calipers: Weinmann Vainqueur 610
Shifters: Suntour (friction)
Front Derailleur: Campagnolo Mirage T
Rear Derailleur: Shimano 105
Freewheel: Shimano
Chain: SRAM (new)
Crankset: Campagnolo Veloce (triple)
Bottom Bracket: Campagnolo Veloce
Pedals: SR
Rims: Rigida
Hubs & QR Skewers: Shimano Exage front, Quando rear
Saddle: Brooks
Seatpost: SR Laprade
Mudguards: SKS

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