Holdsworth Professional: First ride review

Holdsworth Professional
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It's a beautiful machine and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to fans of classic race bikes who want to ride them rather than look at them.

Reasons to buy
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    Classic design attributes

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    Modern components mean the bike isn't stuck in the 70s

Reasons to avoid
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    Retro look may not please everyone

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Falcon Cycles has reinvented the Holdsworth Professional, the bike of the legendary Holdsworth-Campagnolo team of the 1970s.

The new bike was redesigned from the ground up so that original details like the seatstay wrapover, dome-headed rivets for the head badge and sloping Campag-style dropouts could be worked in. There is a limited run of 150, each numbered separately with a down tube decal.

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