[CR]Re: Holdsworth / Bob Jackson et al...

Example: Component Manufacturers

Date: Sun, 28 Dec 2008 10:27:46 -0800
From: Fred Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <8CB36D7D1A1E6B2-14E0-11EC@MBLK-M07.sysops.aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Holdsworth / Bob Jackson et al...

> Well, I was an amateur road man (massed start) in the UK > during the era that this frame was apparently built, and > for the record it looks identical - even down to the fastback > arrangement; to a "Ken Ryall" I bought in the early '70s > and which was almost certainly sourced from Holdsworth.

Interesting point. It actually brings up what I feel is the central point of this discussion. I.e. what's the proper thing to do when refinishing a frame made by a famous contract builder, and the reseller's insignias are unavailable - but the original builder's insignias are?

It's a difficult situation. For example, in my own case, I bought a CID frame built by MKM, and could not find CID decals. (No surprise there - CID being the house brand of the defunct Georgetown Cycle Sport in Washington D.C.) So I bought some MKM decals in preparation for refinishing the frame.

In the end, though, I couldn't bring myself to use the MKM decals, since the bike was never adorned with those markings. So I sold the MKM decals (to a CR list member, in fact) and then recently purchased some MonoKote trim sheets. I'll try to make some suitable looking CID insignias using the latter material.
      Best regards,
      Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)