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Holdsworth Zephyr 531 Singlespeed

helterskelterhelterskelter Posts: 66
edited January 2019 in Your road bikes
I have been keeping an eye out for a nice singlespeed commuter for a while and was alerted to a fully built up Holdsworth Zephyr Reynolds 531 in my size on Planet X at a price which I quite simply couldn't pass up. She came without brakes or levers, but managed to pick up some nice TRP drilled levers and by pure chance had an old silver Ultegra front brake in the parts box. It doesn't have a rear brake mount but for a 3 mile commute won't be an issue for me.

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I am getting some Silver H Plus Son Archetype's built up in the next week or so which will probably be the only upgrade i'll be making in the near future.

Please forgive the crass temporary pedals.. They will be silver shimano SPD-SL's when the Archetypes are done.

I've been hugely impressed with the quality of the frame and tip my hat in Planet X's direction for bringing the Holdsworth name back recently and doing it justice. Very pleased to have joined the #steelisreal club!

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  • mrfpbmrfpb Posts: 4,542
    Those pedals look fine for a 3 mile commute. Wouldn't spd-sl be a bit OTT?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    that looks really nice - can we have more piccies please!
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • that looks really nice - can we have more piccies please!

    I’ll do a scenic update for you MF when the Archetypes are on.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    that looks really nice - can we have more piccies please!

    I’ll do a scenic update for you MF when the Archetypes are on.

    cheers dude - looks really retro nice. top work!
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • skooterskooter Posts: 264
    Spot on mate..

    Just got my first Raleigh 501 frame and pick it up Saturday..
  • lakesludditelakesluddite Posts: 1,332
    Ooh, that's pretty!

    Just out of interest, is it an SS or a fixie, or a flip-flop mix of both? I just ask as I thought that the legal requirement was two braking methods on a bike (if I remember the Charlie Aliston case correctly).
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