Tom Ward's Ephgrave
> "1 53" would suggest a date to me...I see that the Campagnolo dropouts
> (visiting Chuck Schmidts timeline) do go back to 1951....but I wonder if
> they might not have been replaced--or might this be a '60s frame?
Holdsworthy (London) were importing Campy ends with adjuster screws in 1954. They first appear in their own range as an (expensive) extra on the 1955 Cyclone. However the 1955 Catalogue will have gone to print early Nov 1954 (For the Earls Court Show). So we are in the right time frame.
Holdsworthy may have only recently made this arrangement with Campy, because their top of the range Whirlwind still only gets Agrati's in 1955. While Holdsworth were the sole UK importers of Campy kit in the late 50s, 60s etc, if that arrangement only started in 1954 maybe Ephgrave got some in 1953.
Strange things happened all the time, 1953 certainly is early for a UK frame to have these but it may not of itself disprove your 1 53 date theory.
Norman Kilgariff (Glasgow)
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