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T J Quick (Holdsworth) Nervex Collectable Racing Bicycle Frame- 1950's


About this Racing Bicycle Frame

T J Quick is regarded as one of the classic master frame builders to ply his trade in the big smoke.

A bit about T J Quick ( Tom)  - from Classic Lightweights:

" Tom is now in his 80s and was building bikes for most of his working life, he built his first frame in the garden shed, took it to Holdsworths and asked them to check it over and they offered him a job as a frame builder so that was where he started.

He later set up on his own building frames in the back of the Don Louis shop in Dulwich Road then opened his own shop just a few doors down the road. He then moved to a workshop in Battersea followed by a move to Forest Hill, he also did other engineering works."

As well as building frames for Holdsworth, T J Quick also built frames under the Roy Thame name from 1975 to 1995.

This frame was made at his shop at 230 Stanstead Rd , Forrest Hill. SE 23

Frame number is 2458 and this is stamped on the steerer and also can be seen close to the Nervex bb Shell

It has nervex professional lugs , it has agrati drop outs at rear , Forks drop outs are unclear. It is the agrati feature that I believe dates the frame to the 1950s

Reynolds 531 Butted Frame Tubes , Forks and Stays - the 531 sticker dates from the 70's  and whilst I can not see any obvious evidence of a repaint as a whole, I think that the frame was probably enhanced with gear and cable guide features at that time .  

There is a brand name on inside of one of the gear cable braze ons but I just can not make that out,

The head set that came with the frame (tange)  had been fitted with loose bearings in the adjustable race and with cage bearings in the bottom cup

The frame has no major defects and no sign of rusting. It  got a few rub marks here and there and has had a few bits of paint scraped off too - these have been addressed in at least two different versions of the original colour but of course all that adds to a beautiful patina . The most likely shad of original colour is probably that part near the botom bracket which was shaded by the chainset. 



Top Tube Centre to Centre:  56cm

Seat Tube ; Top to Centre: 58cm  & Centre to Centre:  57cm

Wheels Required:  27"

Spacing for wheels :  Front: 100mm  / Rear : 120mm

Frame weight ( as in picture) :  2.9kg


Nervex Pro Lugs and BB Sheel

Reynolds 531 throughout

Top stays beautifully finished to top tube lug 

Lovely curved stay support and brake bridge - Fitting for caliper included 

Mudguard eyes 

Collectors Item 

Nicely finished frame , 


Included : Headset

Age of frame  1950s


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A note about our used bicycles & Frames. All Items are genuine vintage and whilst in full working order, may also so show signs of age or own some distinguishing marks. As well as these signs of character  there may also be some signs of rust (faint and few) and some signs of mottling on the chrome. Where possible we have tried to show these on photographs. These small imperfections are commensurate with what is expected of a bike of this age.The bikes are not new.






T J Quick (Holdsworth) Nervex Collectable Racing Bicycle Frame- 1950's

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