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06-06-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Big Block

you mean you hadn't found my 2016 comment on the...

you mean you hadn't found my 2016 comment on the Condorino page?
https://condorino.com/2013/11/12/the-component-suppliers/
(scroll down)
That site has an amazing amount of information for Legnano...
06-06-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 341
Posted By Big Block

any of these suit your requirements? ...

any of these suit your requirements?
https://www.flickr.com/photos/bellavistavintage/sets/72157628562701621/

and the sales page
https://bellavistavintage.beepworld.it/ricambi.htm

just use...
06-04-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By Big Block

"Aqualung my friend Don't start away uneasy ...

"Aqualung my friend
Don't start away uneasy
You poor old sod, you see, it's only me"


https://live.staticflickr.com/4287/35651757611_baf099601d_b.jpg
The sellout would be only if the bike was...
05-30-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Big Block

what is the serial number for the frame...

what is the serial number for the frame (http://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html)?
That would allow you to get the year of manufacture.

Once you have this you can see if there is a...
05-19-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,522
Posted By Big Block

1946 Hobbs of Barbican 'Raceweight' with Cyclo...

1946 Hobbs of Barbican 'Raceweight'
with Cyclo Ace derailleur and has the original paint.
https://live.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_83938028be_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25E37sy)
1946HOB20170520...
05-14-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By Big Block

I also use the Peak Design components. In your...

I also use the Peak Design components.
In your case, have a look at the Slide Lite (https://www.peakdesign.com/products/slide-lite) in the sling style (at 7min 49 sec into the video)
...
05-11-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

I suggest you join Classic Rendezvous and ask...

I suggest you join Classic Rendezvous and ask Katia (one of the owners of the re-established Ideale Saddles). It appears they have regular contact with the former employees which helped them to use...
05-11-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

Your conjecture is close. The hides I use are...

Your conjecture is close. The hides I use are around the 6.5mm thick. The thickest Brooks use is 5mm in the Professional series. The hide I use is from Argentina where the cattle are unaffected by...
05-11-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

Good thing you didn't buy up with the old...

Good thing you didn't buy up with the old formulation.

You are using a waterproofing liquid of unknown ingredients, for a purpose not identified as suitable by the product manufacturer, and...
05-11-19, 03:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

Safety Data Sheet...

Safety Data Sheet (http://www.osabrands.com/images/products_pdf/Nikwax_Nikwax%20Waterproofing%20Wax.pdf)
HAZARDOUS INGREDIENT(S)
De-aromatised petroleum distillate < 50% %(W/W)
Petroleum...
05-11-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

Answers 1. Brooks advise...

Answers
1. Brooks advise (https://www.brooksengland.com/en_row/maintenance-repair-spare-parts):


and



2. You need more leather saddles!
05-10-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,081
Posted By Big Block

I regard the Brooks saddle as a base to be custom...

I regard the Brooks saddle as a base to be custom fitted to your anatomy.
The leather used is vegetable tanned leather. The process makes it stiff by design. Think the old style shoe or boot soles...
05-10-19, 01:45 AM
05-06-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,956
Posted By Big Block

another Gios, with original paint ...

another Gios, with original paint
https://live.staticflickr.com/4398/36662553330_c8605ef932_o.jpg

https://live.staticflickr.com/4433/36888480422_600531738e_o.jpg
04-30-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 599
Posted By Big Block

jerseys for different period styles ...

jerseys for different period styles
https://www.3mcaverni.com/categoria-prodotto/ciclismo-vintage/ciclismo-vintage-abbigliamento
04-30-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 473
Posted By Big Block

303 Aerospace Protectant ...

303 Aerospace Protectant (https://www.303products.com.au/products/automotive/303-automotive-protectant)is highly recommended for this application.
04-30-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By Big Block

for existing decals Greg at Cyclomondo is world...

for existing decals Greg at Cyclomondo is world class.
Postage would be nominal because it is a flat package. They are set out at http://cyclomondo.net/page2.htm
so $3 is suggested.
04-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,577
Posted By Big Block

and Porkchop has coloured cable outers saddle...

and Porkchop has coloured cable outers
saddle brown (https://porkchopbmx.com/lined-bicycle-brake-cable-housing-5mm-saddle-brown-per-foot/)
chocolate brown...
04-29-19, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By Big Block

Very timely for me. A set of the Suntour barcons...

Very timely for me. A set of the Suntour barcons arrived in the post today. Those installation instructions will make my life so much easier.
Many thanks
04-09-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,573
Posted By Big Block

1946 Hobbs of Barbican. Original paint ...

1946 Hobbs of Barbican.
Original paint
https://live.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_83938028be_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/25E37sy)
1946HOB20170520 (https://flic.kr/p/25E37sy) by philip.knight...
04-08-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,018
Posted By Big Block

EA Boult, 1952 build details...

EA Boult, 1952
build details (http://www.bicycles.net.au/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=87348)...
04-06-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,013
Posted By Big Block

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/300x222/not_me_8f4e33031c6e6d314acda5f0dbe4528dec727b83.jpg
03-29-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 991
Posted By Big Block

When I want to look at period details in high...

When I want to look at period details in high quality photos I look to the Speedplay Museum (http://www.speedbicycles.ch/collection/sort_by_year.html)
Go to the bikes in the years of interest....
02-26-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By Big Block

photos taken by BF member Dawes-man

photos taken by BF member Dawes-man
02-26-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By Big Block

and Google leather slicking. It can also be done...

and Google leather slicking. It can also be done with water dampened leather.

If you are going to try dyeing the spot, you would need to strip the existing conditioners/treatments off first.

I...
02-14-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,033
Posted By Big Block

From the information I read, the large heads on...

From the information I read, the large heads on factory Brooks are for aesthetic reasons.

Back in the days, Brooks saddles were customised by aftermarket butchers/blockers. This required removing...
02-14-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By Big Block

well outside my very limited knowledge base. ...

well outside my very limited knowledge base.
But I would be joining the specialist FB group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/RaleighTwenty/

as they would be more likely to know the answers.
01-27-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By Big Block

RHM recovers these and he has already said he has...

RHM recovers these and he has already said he has a saddle frame!
The riveting can be awkward to access unless you have the tools and experience. I know as I recover my own saddles.
Go with RHM.
01-23-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By Big Block

https://www.evapo-rust.com/product-info/faqs/ ...

https://www.evapo-rust.com/product-info/faqs/


So in your case it will deal with rust, but not harm (nor clean) the aluminium.
01-11-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By Big Block

if you follow the link from the Flickr page to ...

if you follow the link from the Flickr page to
https://bellavistavintage.beepworld.it/ricambi.htm

then you want the heading "Guaine freni mille righe 9 colori" which Google translates as 9-color...
01-11-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By Big Block

how close is this? ...

how close is this?
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5049/5238330717_4ecdfbd750_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/8YTPdR)
Guaine freni (https://flic.kr/p/8YTPdR) by maurizio cavalleri...
12-09-18, 02:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By Big Block

it may be local to the OP's residence! In...

it may be local to the OP's residence!

In the Classic Rendezvous group, there is a current frame builder in Leeds, and a retired frame builder in Settle who may be able to guide you.
Let me know...
11-04-18, 01:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 526
Posted By Big Block

seen this page? Velo-Retro: Vintage...

seen this page?
Velo-Retro: Vintage T-Shirts:Brands/Marques (http://www.velo-retro.com/T-brands.html)
10-25-18, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Posted By Big Block

Lytaloy...

Lytaloy (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=7c7b20e6-6db0-430c-9358-8e13108f07bf&Enum=111) had one for sale in 1946 (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/components/lytaloy-components.html)....
10-19-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By Big Block

I accept it is not period correct...

I accept it is not period correct (https://www.tracksupermarket.com/nitto-sp72-jaguar-track-bike-seat-post-njs.html)
10-19-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 449
Posted By Big Block

I have some Angelus red left over from when I did...

I have some Angelus red left over from when I did these 'pizza' shoes. When I got them they were in poor condition.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/867/27967256118_4a7c5e5a5f_h.jpg...
10-16-18, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,111
Posted By Big Block

I live in a 1926 "Californian Bungalow" in a...

I live in a 1926 "Californian Bungalow" in a suburb designed along the British 'Garden Suburb' and the American 'City Beautiful' concepts. I was a key player in getting the entire suburb heritage...
10-14-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 559
Posted By Big Block

Ideally you would match the plate material with...

Ideally you would match the plate material with that used when your frame was made.
Modern plates appear to be made with PVC; see Customisable PVC Frame Number | www.first4numbers.co.uk...
10-02-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By Big Block

The move by Photobucket means that the...

The move by Photobucket means that the outstanding education/instruction posts in 2016 and 2017 by realsteel (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/realsteel-304131.html)are now accessible again.
...
09-27-18, 12:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Big Block

if it is used with the red primer post #7...

if it is used with the red primer
post #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7)
09-26-18, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Big Block

you are in a better position to carefully examine...

you are in a better position to carefully examine the frame, but I would treat the paint chips with Evaporust, then wipe off.
What is left may just be the red primer used before the Gios Blue.
The...
09-26-18, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By Big Block

I think you would get more useful answers if you...

I think you would get more useful answers if you could narrow down your area of interest.
If you were to ask for British lightweight road bikes 1946-1954, then I would have suggestions.
If you...
09-26-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By Big Block

Gus Salmon also produces decals. ...

Gus Salmon also produces decals.
https://www.facebook.com/gsalmondecals/

For a low volume marque, it would be hard to justify the time investment required to offset it against any possible future...
09-25-18, 02:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 920
Posted By Big Block

I prefer to chemically treat rust rather than...

I prefer to chemically treat rust rather than scratching.
Evaporust works very well and will not damage the surface.

Have a look through the bikes on the Gios Torino Register...
09-21-18, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,141
Posted By Big Block

It may have been the lead in the red paint that...

It may have been the lead in the red paint that was the health risk. I doubt that red coloured undercoat is "forbidden"
09-21-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,141
Posted By Big Block

https://www.bikeforums.net/13291418-post5.html

https://www.bikeforums.net/13291418-post5.html
09-16-18, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,187
Posted By Big Block

My understanding of the principle of a Brooks...

My understanding of the principle of a Brooks saddle is that it will over time mold to your body shape. The thick vegetable tanned leather is very stiff. With riding, it will slowly be shaped with...
09-15-18, 01:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,343
Posted By Big Block

Wikipedia has "Neatsfoot oil is a yellow oil...

Wikipedia has "Neatsfoot oil is a yellow oil (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oil) rendered (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendering_(industrial)) and purified from the shin bones...
09-14-18, 05:40 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,234
Posted By Big Block

I normally just save the images in a folder and...

I normally just save the images in a folder and save the links as bookmarks.
I will often create a speadsheet with all the components for a bike listed, then identify the items sourced (cell in...
09-14-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,105
Posted By Big Block

and that thread is lacking in exploring the full...

and that thread is lacking in exploring the full range of possible treatments.
riding a kilt with that textured saddle will provide a bonus dermabrasion.
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