Holdsworth frame dating
Do not assume that you will need a frame sized the same as your modern one – either seat tube or top tube.
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However, a heavy steel fork, threaded steerer and flexible quill stem is something nobody really wants, so a carbon-bladed fork with aluminium steerer has been discreetly sprayed the same orange as the steel frame.It has the unmistakable ride of a well made steel frame – just the right amount of ‘spring’, comfort and speed.The 74° parallel geometry and horizontal top tube are racy.As well as retaining the classic steel construction, the modern Holdsworths retain the classic colour schemes and logos (the Competition is also available in Holdsworth’s famous orange and blue livery), but is otherwise a very modern design.Hand-built using Columbus Spirit SL steel, the tubing is far from being simply round, with an almost octagonal down tube and shaped seatstays, and is triple-butted – thicker at the ends where more strength is required, thinner in the middle to reduce weight.