[CR]Dating my Holdsworth frame

Example: Framebuilders:Masi

From: "Schmid" <schmidi@gaponline.de>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 7 Dec 2008 13:54:24 +0100
In-Reply-To: <BAY129-W130C13003072DE2A799AA1FEFC0@phx.gbl>
Subject: [CR]Dating my Holdsworth frame

I just posted some pics of a Holdsworth Frame I got some time ago to my wooljersey album. Frame Number is 23118 matching numbers on BB an steerer tube. According to the lugs after comparison to the excellent Holdsworth site on the net it must be a Monsoon frame. Can anybody of our brit bike experts on this list narrow down the production date using the frame number? Pics are here: http://www.wooljersey.com/gallery/Drexl/Holdsworth/ I got this frame via ebay for almos no money since it had a not so nice repaired seat stay end. The end must have been broken and somebody has welded it leaving a chunky welding blog and a bad paint above. I decided to file it down flush and it seems a lot better now. I am confident it will hold up well and i will touch up this frame portion accordingly. Funny Coincidenc about this frame is, that listmember Toni Theilmeier has bought that long time ago in England and has passed it one to a friend who agin put it on ebay where I got it. I think this frame deserves to be ridden again. No, I am not considering a full resto, just some touch up and proper components, probably I will set it up as a singlw/fixed speed. Any comments and help is greatly appreciated. Regards Michael Schmid Oberammergau - with lots os snow today Germany Tel.: +49 8821 798790 Fax.:+49 8821 798791 mail: schmid@zunterer.com http://www.zunterer.com