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05-14-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,879
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: 1,288
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.
03-24-21, 01:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,047
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...
03-02-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
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: 1,070
Posted By Big Block

Dominic's...

Dominic's bike:https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1500/bykzcyt_e3b50ba4c35f7fdda0586c777c8d965c939b6c7f.jpg
02-23-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,070
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: 5,781
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: 5,781
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)
...
01-03-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,865
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...
12-20-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,377
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: 3,377
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.
...
08-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
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: 1,171
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...
07-04-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,464
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...
06-08-20, 02:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,237
Posted By Big Block

I took some baby steps over the weekend ...

I took some baby steps over the weekend

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05-21-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,483
Posted By Big Block

or as the SA staff assigned, the A series, 3...

or as the SA staff assigned, the A series, 3 speed Wide ratio, to distinguish it from the AM (Medium), AC (Close). I have no idea what the S is in the ASC, a 3 speed close ratio fixed hub, soon to...
05-21-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By Big Block

A used saddle is always an unknown. If the...

A used saddle is always an unknown. If the leather has dried out, the fibres have broken and the leather will tear with use.
No treatment can remedy that.
After the Proofide treatment, and a...
05-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,493
Posted By Big Block

I just use a piece of acrylic. If you wanted to...

I just use a piece of acrylic.
If you wanted to go the extra then you would heat the acrylic and make a bend at the end so that end acts as a foot for use on a hard surface. And make a cutaway at...
04-01-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,384
Posted By Big Block

Wonderful to see you want to work with the bikes,...

Wonderful to see you want to work with the bikes, and not just wanting to be rid of them.
I have sent you a Private Message with a number of links which you may find useful.
They should keep you...
01-10-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,231
Posted By Big Block

I would go with a light blue picked from the...

I would go with a light blue picked from the decal
I had a similar issue with a subdued 1946 Hobbs of Barbican. I used a yellow tape (since replaced with yellow Dare handlebar sleeves). The...
10-21-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,161
Posted By Big Block

More about making and setting rivets is at...

More about making and setting rivets is at https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/917637-brooks-saddles-modifying-frame-recovering.html
I anneal after the hammering to size and shape using the...
09-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,776
Posted By Big Block

Perhaps you should have also quoted from just...

Perhaps you should have also quoted from just above where they wrote: "Many leather dressings are available on the market: British Museum Leather Dressing®, neat's foot oil, lanolin, etc. Research...
07-15-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,371
Posted By Big Block

isn't the context given by 'Clubman' when he...

isn't the context given by 'Clubman' when he posted that photo?

I stand corrected about the current popularity of tubs (at least in this group). But on this subject have a look at the attached...
07-09-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,096
Posted By Big Block

do it yourself ...

do it yourself

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I did. The frame is away to be painted.
06-19-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,233
Posted By Big Block

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dscn3675_713c0421bba13472412264e6e9e7bbfc0392dc20.jpg
from...
05-19-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,668
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...
05-06-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 9,526
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
07-11-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,026
Posted By Big Block

my personalised ones. ...

my personalised ones.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4406/36252061373_efdf4dd459_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/XethQV)
mugshot (https://flic.kr/p/XethQV) by philip.knight...
06-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,688
Posted By Big Block

I like bikes with a known history: My...

I like bikes with a known history:


My father and the frame he had built for him in 1948.
after period repaint and with full period parts...
06-10-18, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,693
Posted By Big Block

If you want to get a smooth effect where that...

If you want to get a smooth effect where that scuff is, lightly dampen down that small area, let the moisture absorb into the fibres for a few minutes and then work the area to a smooth surface.
Rub...
04-01-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 26,673
Posted By Big Block

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_839...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/789/41124558412_83938028be_k.jpg
02-02-18, 03:29 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,862
Posted By Big Block

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38605222676_2c...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4580/38605222676_2c1b7b66e7_o.jpg

1952 EA Boult, with magenta spearpoints (re-establishing the original design)
03-06-17, 12:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,156
Posted By Big Block

More catalogues at Catalogues & Manuals -...

More catalogues at
Catalogues & Manuals - Three Speed Hub (http://threespeedhub.com/catalogues/)

The Brown Brothers 1939 and 1952 catalogues are wonderful...
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