Holdsworth path or pista build

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  • Bought this frame off the forum recently:

    De-stickered and with wheels:

    Going to get the bottom bracket re-threaded to get rid of some of the rust and replace the headset with a 105 headset I have lying around then the first step is to transfer all the bits over from this project

    Think I want to get some Pista (?) bars rather than risers and a front/porteur rack.

    I'd love it too look something like this after a few of upgrades:

  • Looking good already!

    Think I want to get some Pista (?) bars

    I'd go for some compact drops. In my experience pista drops are too deep and the tops are not as comfortable as compacts.

    Take a look at this thread if you're interested. Some popular choices are Deda Piega or Procraft Compact.

  • Ta.
    There's something about the shape of Pista bars that I really like though, even if they aren't as practical.

    Turns out the brakes I have aren't a long enough drop, and I can't fit the nut in the hole in the back of the fork.

    Any ideas on longer drop brakes with a longer mounting bolt or do I need to drill the hole wider?

  • Will you be using cross-top levers? Road levers won't sit nicely on track drops.

    Tektro R559 are long drop and mount using an external, hex nut.

    Options for mounting recessed, Allen tube nuts here.

    Drilling a fork without a drill press is likely to result in the holes not being co-axial and your caliper sitting at an angle. You won't have access to drill the seatstay bridge from the front and unless there's a boss, that wouldn't be a good idea anyway.

  • I've got some dirty harry cross-tops I'm planning on using.
    Those tektros look ideal!

  • Have some cheap track drops here if you want to try them out. Also have a brake extender bolt which might be the solution to your front caliper.

  • Need drops for a 1 inch clamp unfortunately. How does the brake extender bolt work @Squaredisk ?

  • It's one of these. Gives you a longer bolt to fit a standard nut to. Doesn't solve the long drop issue though!

  • Better late than never - quick snap of current build before further upgrades

  • Nice, but long way to go still :)


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  • haha, yup!

    Drive-side photo:

  • New wheels, tyres, crankset and saddle

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