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Holdsworth Elan


Brand: Holdworth
Model: Elan
Full bike weight: 10.3kg
Size: 55cm
Year: 1981
Notes: Full bike was acquired on ebay, all original components except chain and bartape. 

Another beauty that caught my eye on ebay. Didn't get the best deal for it but the Reynolds 531 frame and the Campagnolo groupset were enought to convince me. It's an interesting bike, aiming probably at the wannabe racers of that era, with a good compromise between quality and component choice. The rear dropouts are stamped Campagnolo but they are not forged they are more a budget version. The groupset is also interesting, instead of goinf full campa (which was probably very costly) the bike use a mix of Campagnolo (derailleurs and shifters), SR for the crankset and Weinmann for the brakes, the wheels are Super Champion Gentleman rims laced to Suzue hubs. A great bike overall.


Tubing: Reynolds 531 Main Tubes and Fork Blades
Transmission: Campagnolo Nuovo Gran Sport
Brakes: Weinmann
Crankset: SR Apex 40-50
Wheels: Super Champion Gentleman rims, Suzue hubs
Freewheel: Suntour Perfect 5 speeds
Tyres: Nutrak Roadlite
Saddle: Italia Sprint
Seatpost: Condor 27.2mm
Headset: Ofmega
Stem: GB Biba
Handlebar: GB
Bartape: Summit Benotto Style
Bottom bracket: Made in japan (probably SR)
Pedals: MKS Quill 2K
Chain: KMC