Re: [CR]Seeking Information on J A Holland Bicycles

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Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2006 09:04:12 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR]Seeking Information on J A Holland Bicycles

I'm guessing that this is actually John Hollands, not Holland. If it really is a Holland, let me know. John Hollands is also listed on the CR website under USA builders. Nice bikes. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL

HOLLANDS: Hollands Cycles, 1 Main Street, Reistertown MD 21136. 410-526-3983. John Hollands since 1987. From Kent, England. Sloping fork crown. Custom. 753 & 853 certified. Binder bolt through seat stays.

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Hello all,

I have a line on a J A Holland tourer. The seller notes that it is built from 531 tubing, and I can see from the pictures that it has a moderately relaxed geometry, and some rather nice looking lugs. I have searched the archives, and could only find a passing mention of this builder in an exchange involving Mick Butler from March of 2004. Sorting through all the mentions of "Holland" (aka the Netherlands), is a bit of a complicating factor. Lou's wonderful guide has no details either, which leads me to presume that this was a small builder and somewhat obscure.

I am eager to hear whatever recollections list members might have about the builder and/or the marque, and am hoping that someone might have a site dedicated to it.

Thanks in advance,

John Barry
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA