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08-07-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 371
Posted By Big Block

if the page doesn't display, remove the s after...

if the page doesn't display, remove the s after http
the forum software and browser rules always want to convert web addresses to https format, and many pages are not yet in that format!
07-23-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By Big Block

Neil Edwards in the UK does a wonderful job ...

Neil Edwards in the UK does a wonderful job
https://www.facebook.com/groups/vintagebicyclesuk/permalink/2058517784389087/
06-28-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Big Block

the leather is soaked in water to allow it to be...

the leather is soaked in water to allow it to be formed to shape. BUT, over-soaking will see the tannins from the tanning process dissolve into the water. Minimising the immersion time is important....
06-27-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Big Block

I agree with the comments above. That saddle is...

I agree with the comments above. That saddle is for an upright bike, and there is no need for the skirts to be laced.
If it was mine I would remove the lacing and put the saddle on an appropriate...
06-26-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Big Block

You need more! In addition to the cap, you need...

You need more!
In addition to the cap, you need the Brooklyn socks, Brooklyn musette, some Marresi 'pizza' shoes (https://www.flickr.com/photos/67243396@N02/albums/72157690571623520), the Brooklyn...
06-16-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 393
Posted By Big Block

the link was using https whereas the page is at ...

the link was using https whereas the page is at
http ://pedaling.org/brooks-brand.html [copy and paste then remove the space]
06-11-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 610
Posted By Big Block

the tension bolt needed to be released prior to...

the tension bolt needed to be released prior to soaking"all that needs to be done is to detension the tension bolt and place the saddle into room temperature water."as the leather dries it shrinks.
...
05-30-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By Big Block

already done (http://www.trotify.com/) ...

already done (http://www.trotify.com/)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/309x204/flatpack_ecf2a1c8cf3f455b96225c041251ebe5b2d57c60.png
05-02-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By Big Block

Well done. have you seen these bottle cages...

Well done.
have you seen these bottle cages from Italy? Portaborraccia (https://www.3mcaverni.com/?s=Portaborraccia)
If you need more photos for reproductions I have the Simplex double...
04-25-22, 06:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Big Block

The ferrules were promoted like this to allay the...

The ferrules were promoted like this to allay the fears of using these 'new' alloy bars....
04-25-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Big Block

showing the GB hiduminium 'Spearpoint' stem,...

showing the GB hiduminium 'Spearpoint' stem, unknown steel handlebars with a GB Pelissier ferrule (separated from the intended GB Pelissier bend hiduminium handlebar...
04-24-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Big Block

Based on the frame number it is 1944/45 frame...

Based on the frame number it is 1944/45 frame build, with later components.
04-24-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By Big Block

the link provided by big-chainring...

the link provided by big-chainring (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/big-chainring-101154.html) would enable you to identify the model, and guide you to the period of manufacture. There are more...
04-18-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Big Block

and either 3.17 or 2.38 to indicate the...

and either 3.17 or 2.38 to indicate the designated chain width for that version.
03-25-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 842
Posted By Big Block

[QUOTE=bamboobike4;22450682]Chris Howard of Cyclo...

[QUOTE=bamboobike4;22450682]Chris Howard of Cyclo Retro? Velo Retro? in Australia does same, larger scale.
He completely disassembles the components, cleans and polishes, then has them plated....
03-24-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Big Block

Start without the chain. Get the chainline right...

Start without the chain. Get the chainline right and most importantly get the resting derailleur wheels to line up perfectly with the big cog. Dialing in a later derailleur is easier with the limit...
03-23-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 347
Posted By Big Block

is the derailleur marked with the intended speed...

is the derailleur marked with the intended speed and chain width? They came in a variety of models.
03-22-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Big Block

buried in there you have the answer, beyond my...

buried in there you have the answer, beyond my knowledge.
Can't you take measurements from an unused chainring?

In Australia you could contact Bespoke Chainrings...
03-21-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Big Block

I have a set of these that will go on my Hobbs...

I have a set of these that will go on my Hobbs Blue Riband.
03-21-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 700
Posted By Big Block

lovely result. Very pleasing to the eye, and well...

lovely result. Very pleasing to the eye, and well photographed.

The lack of adjusting in the Simplex requires a good chainline to start. There were some notes at the old Classic Lightweights site,...
03-21-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 767
Posted By Big Block

if set to skim the surface of the tyre, they were...

if set to skim the surface of the tyre, they were able to flick the flint or glass before the tyre rotated and caused the flint or glass to be embedded on further rotations.
They had been around for...
03-19-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By Big Block

"do it" That is what a mate of mine told me...

"do it"
That is what a mate of mine told me nine years ago.
So I did by using the method I set out here (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=19887&start=25#p905893), I was able...
03-17-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,462
Posted By Big Block

Rudi the red saddle in the photo is cut using...

Rudi
the red saddle in the photo is cut using your base Swallow template, the leather was soaked in water for about 30min then hand-shaped as the leather dried. No other input from any device apart...
03-16-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,462
Posted By Big Block

From your description, it may be the Swallow ...

From your description, it may be the Swallow (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_row/swallow.html?___from_store=en_eu)style
I use vacuum forming over a mould as shown in this thread...
03-13-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,105
Posted By Big Block

I suggest you look at Speedbicycles Museum...

I suggest you look at Speedbicycles Museum (https://www.speedbicycles.ch/museum/sort_by_year.html). Sort for the period, then look at the detailed photographs for bikes with the aesthetics you like.
03-12-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Big Block

"Strine" or "Stryne" or even "Ocker" are not used...

"Strine" or "Stryne" or even "Ocker" are not used by Australians. All obsolete.
It was a spelling mistake that I found jarring. Much like if I was to spell American as Americian.

And I can well...
03-09-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By Big Block

see https://cecilwalker.com.au/pages/about-us ...

see https://cecilwalker.com.au/pages/about-us
It seems last weekend's ride into the wind was a bit much for one!

More information on Cecil Walker frames can be found at these links...
02-25-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By Big Block

You have done justice to a wonderful frame. I...

You have done justice to a wonderful frame.
I have a few British bikes from that same period, so I can appreciate your perseverance in getting the parts.

If you wanted the cut away saddle, then...
01-16-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Big Block

which is why I gave the relevant catalogue page....

which is why I gave the relevant catalogue page. All pertinent detail is there.
it is a wonderful reference site.
01-16-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By Big Block

It is in the 1978 Suntour catalogue, page 15...

It is in the 1978 Suntour catalogue, page 15 centre column, top image. (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_catalog_1978_-_page_15.html)
01-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By Big Block

and who also has the ability to use the source...

and who also has the ability to use the source code to extract the images from Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/simplex_-_changements_de_vitesses_page_6.html). (points awarded for...
12-24-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By Big Block

Earlier catalogues also had the bag loops set...

Earlier catalogues also had the bag loops set into the leather.
The one from the 1920 catalogue had them. The saddle badge is in the earlier form, predating your saddle.
If you work through the...
11-02-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 674
Posted By Big Block

I used the paint to refresh the colour of a pair...

I used the paint to refresh the colour of a pair of cycling shoes.

You need to deglaze the leather first: https://angelusdirect.com/apps/help-center#how-do-i-prepare-leather

then after the...
11-01-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,102
Posted By Big Block

Now if you had followed the instructions of ...

Now if you had followed the instructions of
[after soaking] "If the side skirts are spread too wide, gently containing them as the leather dries is required. No force is needed, an old toe strap is...
08-29-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,856
Posted By Big Block

and Ernie Witcomb got his start with Ernie Boult....

and Ernie Witcomb got his start with Ernie Boult.
With Boult retiring, Witcomb took over the business and transitioned it to Witcomb.
My 1952 EA Boult....
08-24-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,714
Posted By Big Block

Look at the pages from Gios Gios Compact frame...

Look at the pages from Gios
Gios Compact frame details (https://www.giostorino.it/registro-storico/come-riconoscere-una-gios)
and then look through those models in the Historical Register...
08-21-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,504
Posted By Big Block

A proper ultrasonic cleaner also doubles up as a...

A proper ultrasonic cleaner also doubles up as a coffee maker.
06-24-21, 06:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Big Block

Includes a set of Shockstop 'honking' rubbers on...

Includes a set of Shockstop 'honking' rubbers on the brake levers.
And there was wrapped cushioning around in 1952
Shockstop made some, and it is found on page 80 of the 1952 Brown Brothers...
06-23-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 994
Posted By Big Block

Look at the bikes at Speedbicycles...

Look at the bikes at Speedbicycles (https://www.speedbicycles.ch/museum/sort_by_year.html) for the period you are interested in for a lot of the period-correct detail.
06-23-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,174
Posted By Big Block

Make sure that your measure your 'sit bones' and...

Make sure that your measure your 'sit bones' and ensure they fall within the cantle plate.
Make sure that the saddle width is appropriate for the style of riding you propose (wider saddles for a...
05-25-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,321
Posted By Big Block

https://condorino.com/ spend some time on this...

https://condorino.com/
spend some time on this site.
05-22-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,099
Posted By Big Block

Find your local apiarist or at produce markets...

Find your local apiarist or at produce markets next to the fresh local honey.
05-21-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,099
Posted By Big Block

Is this based on any experience with leather...

Is this based on any experience with leather paints on previously dyed Brooks saddle which has been treated with Proofide?
I would prefer to see the photos. If the owner wanted a shiny saddletop...
05-21-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,099
Posted By Big Block

I have some concerns using a leather paint and...

I have some concerns using a leather paint and the associated sealer.
This may interfere with any subsequent Proofide treatment of the saddle.
I don't think Brooks prefer treatment of the underside...
05-20-21, 03:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,099
Posted By Big Block

Photos of the saddle would help. Unless the...

Photos of the saddle would help.
Unless the dyed surface has been abraded, I would have thought the regular Proofide treatment then buffed would be sufficient.
05-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,816
Posted By Big Block

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1060x2000/msnl20170408_3_69d307facf7503a110e4770524eb5a217a656f50.jpg
It is art.
05-05-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,189
Posted By Big Block

The press is a far better system for both...

The press is a far better system for both installing and extracting cotter pins.
04-09-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Big Block

link issue is that SunTour Small Parts Catalog -...

link issue is that SunTour Small Parts Catalog - 1983? scan 2 (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_Small_Parts_Catalog_-_1983_scan_2.html)
is being refused as it is not an https but in http...
04-09-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By Big Block

the exploded drawing...

the exploded drawing (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_Small_Parts_Catalog_-_1983_scan_2.html)
03-24-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,876
Posted By Big Block

I called in to see Andy, the owner of a local...

I called in to see Andy, the owner of a local embroidery business.
He ran through some of the range of stiches available.
send me some detailed photos of what you want and I can get Andy's...
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