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05-25-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
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: 923
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: 923
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: 923
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: 923
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: 1,842
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: 1,250
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: 467
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: 467
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: 48
Views: 2,042
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...
03-23-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,042
Posted By Big Block

I will enquire locally. Philip

I will enquire locally.
Philip
03-20-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Big Block

don't use Schrader Values. Use Presta valve and...

don't use Schrader Values. Use Presta valve and these adapters https://wheelsmfg.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=presta+stem+savers
03-20-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Big Block

check to see there is any evidence of cracking....

check to see there is any evidence of cracking. If no cracks, then I would encourage you to keep them. This allows you to have the original 32/40 hubs.
03-20-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Big Block

That is the approach I take. I have a number of...

That is the approach I take. I have a number of British lightweight bikes in this time frame (1946-1952). The closest completed is a 1952 EA Boult. The project includes many recollections of the...
03-20-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,818
Posted By Big Block

Very nice project. If it were mine I would go...

Very nice project.
If it were mine I would go with a set of GB Superhood brake levers (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=780d7c31-20ca-43bf-bac6-79cfab41daf1&Enum=118) and the accompanying...
03-07-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,721
Posted By Big Block

Malvern Star made many styles. This ladies...

Malvern Star made many styles.
This ladies style I regard as the most curvaceous.
I had the decorative paintwork done to match the period and the advertising material
more information at...
03-07-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,721
Posted By Big Block

There was mentioned earlier of an Adelaide built...

There was mentioned earlier of an Adelaide built Pursuit frame.
Here is mine.
The frame had never been painted, nor used when I acquired it.
I had the frame painted and masks were used to add the...
03-07-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,721
Posted By Big Block

late 1980s Vinco. Designed and built for the...

late 1980s Vinco. Designed and built for the original owner, seen pictured after I had returned the bike to period components.
Original paint, and tight tolerances.
more details at...
03-07-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,721
Posted By Big Block

An Adelaide built Ace Special. Thought to be from...

An Adelaide built Ace Special. Thought to be from the late 1950s.
The original decorative paint is outstanding.
More at https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=88684...
03-05-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 637
Posted By Big Block

readily available just choose which version you...

readily available just choose which version you want...
03-02-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By Big Block

VeloBase.com - Component: GB forged alloy...

VeloBase.com - Component: GB forged alloy Hiduminium spearpoint (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=e4be545d-2e10-4e61-af3d-bcaa5e4274c2&Enum=102)

appears to be original equipment on this...
02-24-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By Big Block

Dominic's...

Dominic's bike:https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/bykzcyt_e3b50ba4c35f7fdda0586c777c8d965c939b6c7f.jpg
02-23-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By Big Block

You haven't indicated where you live, This can...

You haven't indicated where you live, This can have a bearing on component sourcing.
But if you like reading about this period
Reader's Road Bikes Forum | Retrobike...
02-23-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,069
Posted By Big Block

If it were mine: I would identify the year...

If it were mine:

I would identify the year the frame was built and confirm the model see Identifying a Hetchins (http://www.hetchins.org/identify.htm)
Once this is established then go look for...
01-21-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,721
Posted By Big Block

I have updated my post with the link to the build...

I have updated my post with the link to the build thread The thread for the EA Boult is here (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=87348). It is a long thread as it contains the...
01-20-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,721
Posted By Big Block

https://live.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_d8f0...

https://live.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_d8f036c1e9_o.jpg
1946 Hobbs of Barbican Raceweight
Build thread (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=82002)
...
01-19-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,435
Posted By Big Block

Have you thought about asking the manufacturer of...

Have you thought about asking the manufacturer of the leather treatment you want to use if it is:
(a) appropriate to use on a wet moulded, tensioned vegetable-tanned bike saddle and
(b) if they are...
01-19-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By Big Block

Curious as to why you would expect an American...

Curious as to why you would expect an American focused group to have any knowledge of a New Zealand originated bike.
You are more likely to find out more by looking at the posts on Avanti bikes on...
01-06-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,050
Posted By Big Block

Soaking the leather for an hour allows for it to...

Soaking the leather for an hour allows for it to be reshaped. Just don't put any weight on it or use the tension bolt when the leather is wet.
I have posted some notes to show the steps...
01-06-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,050
Posted By Big Block

It is because of the type of leather used. ...

It is because of the type of leather used.

Brooks use a thick vegetable-tanned leather. It is stiff (think boot sole leather). Chrome tanned leather is soft and flexible (clothing, upholstery)...
01-03-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,843
Posted By Big Block

while you are waiting, you can use this ...

while you are waiting, you can use this (https://www.3mcaverni.com/prodotto/portaborraccia-doppio-nichelato-manubrio-anni-40-50)as a placeholder, and get a pair of bottles...
12-31-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 492
Posted By Big Block

Claud Butler...

Claud Butler (http://www.nkilgariff.com/ClaudButler.htm) is a comprehensive site to understand Claud Butler frames

and these sites might be worth considering in your quest
Road Wanted Forum |...
12-20-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,372
Posted By Big Block

for those interested in bikes of this period,...

for those interested in bikes of this period, useful information and entertainment can be found in these threads on LFGSS
Pre 1950s rides of LFGSS: old bikes, vintage rats, classic lightweights...
12-18-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,372
Posted By Big Block

You need to look harder. Do a comparison with...

You need to look harder.
Do a comparison with these ones of mine (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=92748&start=25#p1472613) I identified.
...
10-17-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,169
Posted By Big Block

but will the 3D printed hood withstand the forces...

but will the 3D printed hood withstand the forces applied when they are in use?
worth a try
https://www.beamler.com/is-3d-printing-with-silicone-possible/
09-12-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,658
Posted By Big Block

a less grainy image is found on page 3 of...

a less grainy image is found on page 3 of http://www.peterbrueggeman.com/cr/catalogues/benelux_sport_p2.pdf
08-18-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,263
Posted By Big Block

what program did you scan the image with? can...

what program did you scan the image with?
can you select what output it is to be saved to?
08-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,372
Posted By Big Block

I think a Swiss Army tool bag is a closer...

I think a Swiss Army tool bag is a closer description
see https://www.etsy.com/listing/400699637/tool-bag-leather-swiss-army-military
08-02-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,165
Posted By Big Block

Classic Bike Components...

Classic Bike Components (https://www.flickr.com/groups/654935@N22/)
Speedplay Vintage Bicycle Component Museum (https://www.flickr.com/photos/speedplaypedals/albums)
Mark Stevens...
07-31-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 65,014
Posted By Big Block

Unlike a tensioned leather saddle, what works for...

Unlike a tensioned leather saddle, what works for shoes should be fine.
You could invest in some new products such as a leather conditioner...
07-20-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,044
Posted By Big Block

Peter's builds are always enjoyable. My current...

Peter's builds are always enjoyable. My current project is a 1952 Hobbs Blue Riband (https://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=92748).
Three and a half years after getting the frame, it is...
07-19-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,044
Posted By Big Block

at Classic Lightweights...

at Classic Lightweights (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/bikes/kh-batesbar-rb.html)
for the asking money, it would have been nice for some extra photos
07-08-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Big Block

close. It represents the first Quarter ie Jan to...

close. It represents the first Quarter ie Jan to March
07-06-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,462
Posted By Big Block

can we have one more photo showing the same...

can we have one more photo showing the same content, but from the non-drive side?
07-04-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,462
Posted By Big Block

I would suggest that the non-drive side cable...

I would suggest that the non-drive side cable stops were to allow for a bar end shifter to operate the front derailleur.
I have a Cyclo bar end shifter...
07-03-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,044
Posted By Big Block

With the frame you have the easy bit done. ...

With the frame you have the easy bit done.


Not an oil port for the bottom bracket, but a grease nipple
...
06-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,403
Posted By Big Block

https://velocals.com/peugeot-fork-decals-with-whit...

https://velocals.com/peugeot-fork-decals-with-white-top-1-pair/
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x419/peug404_27583_1517187381_4b7caf7fb7bd3331f2933e2ff2fb52af965b1397.jpg
06-20-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,457
Posted By Big Block

try using Wayback to access the site ...

try using Wayback to access the site
https://web.archive.org/web/20191117022725/http://www.mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/FREE_SITE_1/FREE_SITE_Welcome.htm
06-08-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,223
Posted By Big Block

I took some baby steps over the weekend ...

I took some baby steps over the weekend

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/784x601/49982786957_8e4674f419_o_9cdd454237c3a7a76f83ed2b31948046cbe28f52.jpg
05-27-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By Big Block

that is Australian dollars, so around $US100 ...

that is Australian dollars, so around $US100
and postage calculator is at https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/calculate-postage-delivery-times/#/option/international/AU/US?fromPostcode=3000
also...
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