Re: [CR] Holdsworth and Molteni Orange

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

From: "Otis" <otis@otisrecords.com>
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Date: Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:02:24 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR] Holdsworth and Molteni Orange


"Is this Merckx Molteni frame what it purports to be?? The rear dropout s don't look quite like the long Campagnolo dropouts that I would expect, b ut that might be the photograph, and I thought they were made from Reynolds tubing at that time rather than Columbus.? Apart from that, I agree t hat the color scheme works very well.? Many items look bad in orange, but it seems to suit bicycle frames and the combination with blue (a sort o f kingfisher color in the case of the Holdsworth) sets it off nicely. ? Hugh Thornton Cheshire, England"

The seller's description explains the bike was refinished in 1980 and the SR drop-outs were added at that time.

Jon Williams
Grants Pass OR USA