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Bill Holland Bicycles? San Diego Frame builder

MMcG

Ride till you puke!
Dec 10, 2002
15,465
4
Burlington, Connecticut
Can anyone shed some light on this frame builder for me? I've been informed that his work is on par with Richard Sachs and Serotta quality etc. etc?

Is this so?
 

Heidi

Der hund ist laut und braun
Aug 22, 2001
10,120
654
Bend, Oregon
Yes. Nice guy too, I've ridden with him a few times. He builds bikes the old fashioned way...one at a time by hand. I've seen some pretty fancy paint jobs on them as well! Titanium goodness.

Bill Holland Cycles, Inc.
3735 Kenora Dr., Suite B,
Spring Valley, CA 92116;
Phone: 619/469-1772
 

MMcG

Ride till you puke!
Dec 10, 2002
15,465
4
Burlington, Connecticut
Heidi said:
Yes. Nice guy too, I've ridden with him a few times. He builds bikes the old fashioned way...one at a time by hand. I've seen some pretty fancy paint jobs on them as well! Titanium goodness.

Bill Holland Cycles, Inc.
3735 Kenora Dr., Suite B,
Spring Valley, CA 92116;
Phone: 619/469-1772
I'm lookin at a steel one on ebay - maybe it'll go under the radar a bit. Seller is in CT too.
 

MMcG

Ride till you puke!
Dec 10, 2002
15,465
4
Burlington, Connecticut
I lost the auction by 5 bucks - It ended around a11ish on Saturday and I was in a hockey rink. Someone got a kick ass hand built frame with killer paint and an almost full dura-ace grouppo for $430! :(
 

katebru

Chimp
Jun 27, 2010
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I had a custom built steel road bike measured and made by Bill and painted by JB in 1989. It still fits me perfectly,rides like a jewel, and the paint is still fresh. My bike shop loves getting it (I continue to make adjustments to the components). Bill had the foresight back in 1989 when making the rear forks (when a 6 sprocket was standard) to allow enough flex for a recent insertion of a 9. All cables are inside the tubes. I've upgraded from Shimano to Durace and plan to keep my bike for another 20 years.
 

MMcG

Ride till you puke!
Dec 10, 2002
15,465
4
Burlington, Connecticut
I had a custom built steel road bike measured and made by Bill and painted by JB in 1989. It still fits me perfectly,rides like a jewel, and the paint is still fresh. My bike shop loves getting it (I continue to make adjustments to the components). Bill had the foresight back in 1989 when making the rear forks (when a 6 sprocket was standard) to allow enough flex for a recent insertion of a 9. All cables are inside the tubes. I've upgraded from Shimano to Durace and plan to keep my bike for another 20 years.
Must post up photos! :thumb::thumb: