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01-18-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By rhm

Well yeah, it came from the Troxel factory at...

Well yeah, it came from the Troxel factory at Moscow, Tennessee.
01-18-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By rhm

I'm no expert at cloisonné, but i suspect it has...

I'm no expert at cloisonné, but i suspect it has a lot in common with ceramic glazes. Someone who knows what they're doing could definitely formulate a glaze that stays in place when melted and...
01-04-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By rhm

No, sorry, you cannot just release the tension...

No, sorry, you cannot just release the tension &c; they don't disassemble that easy. The only way to disassemble a Brooks type leather saddle is by removing rivets. Depending on what you're trying to...
01-04-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By rhm

Yes, I can do that. Send me a PM at your leisure.

Yes, I can do that. Send me a PM at your leisure.
01-02-23, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By rhm

Where is the serial number? There is a...

Where is the serial number?

There is a thread on this forum, on Holdsworth serial numbers. If your frame fits the pattern, it's probably a Holdsworth product, but if it doesn't, it could still be...
12-27-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,362
Posted By rhm

Probably not, as the aluminum girder saddles are...

Probably not, as the aluminum girder saddles are less comfortable. [/QUOTE]
Any idea why? Presumed that a steel rail is more flexible? Not that I give a whit about comfort...
[/QUOTE]

I know...
12-15-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By rhm

No, I am sorry, your saddle is dead. Nothing will...

No, I am sorry, your saddle is dead. Nothing will make that leather young again. Have you tried riding it? It doesn't look like it would hold any weight at all.
12-15-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,619
Posted By rhm

I hope I get to see a few bikes with the new...

I hope I get to see a few bikes with the new Nivex derailleur in person before too long. Maybe someone will even let me ride one. I would be tempted to try one, but not on these conditions. I mess...
12-13-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,315
Posted By rhm

Several years ago someone sent me a Brooks Pro...

Several years ago someone sent me a Brooks Pro frame to restore. Leather still attached, curled up around the edges like a shriveled banana skin, copper rivets completely covered in verdigris. I may...
12-11-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By rhm

thanks! fify! Nope, sorry!

thanks!

fify!


Nope, sorry!
12-11-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,137
Posted By rhm

Yeah, i can explain how to form the leather, how...

Yeah, i can explain how to form the leather, how to do the rivets, etc, just PM me if you have questions.

If you're serious about making your own frame, be sure to look at all the crazy things...
12-06-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 300
Posted By rhm

Those old GB girder stems are hard to find. I...

Those old GB girder stems are hard to find. I used to search eBay for them constantly, and i always got outbid on the few that came up.

The headclip style stem is not British Engineering at its...
11-13-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,594
Views: 586,980
Posted By rhm

Yes, you can make a Brooks clamp work for any...

Yes, you can make a Brooks clamp work for any two-rail saddle. It doesn't matter if the rails aren't spaced exactly right or if they aren't parallel; they are springs. They will do what you want then...
11-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,259
Posted By rhm

Not having seen your bike, i shouldn't protest...

Not having seen your bike, i shouldn't protest that the paint is too good too repaint or that the rust is no big deal... but i strongly suspect that once you start posting photos, you'll start...
11-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,060
Posted By rhm

Well, crap. I haven't been posting much lately...

Well, crap. I haven't been posting much lately and i completely forgot to make a stink about it. And here's this whole thread about vitriol... huh? I am afraid i have missed all the fun. Oh, well...
11-02-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,298
Posted By rhm

If what you have is really an FM indicator, I'd...

If what you have is really an FM indicator, I'd suggest you do what it takes to keep it functional, 'cuz they don't make them any more! You may have to replace rivets in the little chain, or fix it...
10-28-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 948
Posted By rhm

I once worked in a bike shop that had a couple...

I once worked in a bike shop that had a couple Lambert cranks in the "junk" bin so (natch) i took them. Not finding a correct BB spindle i filed a taper onto the square hole. What angle did i use?...
07-29-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,486
Posted By rhm

Well, some artwork has already been done, and...

Well, some artwork has already been done, and paid for with Gugifacazione. This was the head badge and decal; there's also a b/w version for the saddle stamps.
...
07-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,262
Posted By rhm

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he...

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he has to go through the wheel pretty close to the ground. The forward motion of the spokes is directly proportional to the distance from the ground at...
06-10-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By rhm

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible,...

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible, but I prefer 165's.
06-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,871
Posted By rhm

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and...

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and those of us who are still here to participate in the discussion are sufficiently risk averse to have made it this far. That said, we can only calculate...
06-08-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By rhm

I like the look of that handlebar. What could...

I like the look of that handlebar. What could possibly go wrong? This might be a good time for nlerner to tell us about those carbon rims bought on aliexpress.
06-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By rhm

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of...

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of thing. There's a gazillion little bike parts that could be recreated this way. I'm thinking of the plastic quick release on certain early 1960's GB brake...
05-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 9,290
Posted By rhm

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you...

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you faster. You can probably find faster tires, and they may be skinnier than what you have now, but not necessarily so. Skinnier tires will make the bike...
04-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 521
Posted By rhm

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather,...

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather, as the name implies. It is sold with a "deglazer" which is a solvent that should take off any wax or other leather treatment, which in this case would...
03-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,069
Posted By rhm

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more...

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more than cosmetic damage. And, fwiw, it doesn't look intentional to me... but what do i know.

I don't think it's likely to cause the saddle to fail...
01-10-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,410
Posted By rhm

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree. edit... I...

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree.

edit... I have seen several 3ttt stems that had failed rather catastrophically, but it was not this model, and not this failure. This one, I think, will get a...
12-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By rhm

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware...

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware between the saddles posted by Force and non-fixie. Force's has been adjusted almost to the end, and someone put a nut on the end of the shackle bolt...
12-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 588
Posted By rhm

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the...

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the proofide, like everyone else has said, do this when necessary. If you're not sure it's necessary, it's not necessary. If it is necessary, go for it, but...
12-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,178
Posted By rhm

Thanks merziac! Yes, that saddle is...

Thanks merziac!

Yes, that saddle is definitely before 1950 (when the current nose hardware was introduced. The keyhole cut outs indicate it's older than that. That's all I am sure of. If you'd...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By rhm

milestones, anniversaries.... who pays attention anyway?

I realized at some point in the last couple months that I have now had the same commute --riding my bike five miles to the train station, taking a train for an hour, then riding another bike to my...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,699
Posted By rhm

My commute is about two hours each way, less than...

My commute is about two hours each way, less than half of that on the bike -- a bit over an hour on the train. So that's 4 hours of commuting , which severely reduces my free time. I make up for...
12-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,174
Posted By rhm

:lol: Let's not be impatient. She may be...

:lol:
Let's not be impatient. She may be back...
12-04-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,893
Posted By rhm

Well in that case i'd douse it in neatsfoot oil...

Well in that case i'd douse it in neatsfoot oil and forget about it. That should prevent any further decay. I would also look into putting the badge from the original saddle on the new one for the...
11-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,442
Posted By rhm

I am surprised no one has remarked on the little...

I am surprised no one has remarked on the little hole in the right rear dropout, which is for a certain derailleur, perhaps a Campy Sport? The Campy experts know, so I'll leave it to them. juvela?...
11-27-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,734
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/5136/5585972108_77dc...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5136/5585972108_77dc8f4a17_b.jpg

That's a Resilion derailleur that I had on my Fothergill for a while. It was made by Philips in the early 50's and branded Resilion...
11-27-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,431
Posted By rhm

That graphic is cute but not helpful. How they...

That graphic is cute but not helpful. How they fold is: the 'down tube' unhooks from the 'head tube' and folds up to parallel the 'seat tube', and this frees the 'head tube' to fold down to parallel...
11-27-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,943
Posted By rhm

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid...

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid shipping."

Worth a try?
11-25-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,431
Posted By rhm

Congratulations, that's a great score! I...

Congratulations, that's a great score!

I have a Mk III and I rode the _____ out of it for several years. I took it on the train twice every day. The weird thing about the geometry is that the...
11-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 828
Posted By rhm

Goldilocks reject Brooks Pro saddle, $40 shipped

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I have two Brooks Professional saddles that I acquired with the intention of putting new leather on them, but decided the existing...
11-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By rhm

Brooks B17 Ladies Model Saddle $60

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11-07-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,567
Posted By rhm

Thank you, obrentharris , for this thread! I had...

Thank you, obrentharris , for this thread! I had noted Scott's silence but hadn't thought much of it. I exchanged many pm's and emails withScott over the years, usually him giving me good advice...
10-15-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By rhm

I'd go with M5 and a nut. I understand the...

I'd go with M5 and a nut. I understand the desire to 'do it right' but I don't see how changing the threading in the frame is better than something that's completely non-destructive. But as due...
09-18-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,090
Posted By rhm

in no particular order: Peugeot PX10 (or...

in no particular order:

Peugeot PX10 (or equivalent Motobecane, Gitane, etc)

Schwinn Paramount (Chicago, 531, doesn't matter what model)

Raleigh 531 (Professional, International, RRA,...
09-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 653
Posted By rhm

Oh, man, that sucks. For someone to steal the...

Oh, man, that sucks. For someone to steal the handlebar, that's pretty low. They could at least have screwed the clamp back on, it's not like they could use it.

I'm sure you can get someone to...
08-19-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,854
Posted By rhm

fify!

fify!
08-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,933
Posted By rhm

I don't think I will buy one. I have too many...

I don't think I will buy one. I have too many bikes that i like already, and the cost is an order of magnitude higher than I've ever paid for a bike.

But I'd love to rent one for a season.
08-09-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By rhm

1950-3 Norman 3-speed $75

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I'm going to have to sell the bikes I keep at our beach house on Long Island, because we're putting the house on the market. First...
Replies: 20
Views: 2,801
Posted By rhm

It sounds to me like your saddle is too wide....

It sounds to me like your saddle is too wide. Possibly the edge is too hard; but if the saddle were narrower there, that wouldn't matter.

I am very doubtful about the utility of measuring your...
08-09-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,425
Posted By rhm

Just looking at the photo, my first thought is...

Just looking at the photo, my first thought is the paint is pretty thick! I don't like that, but be that as it may, I assume you don't want to take a file to it, because that will expose bare steel...
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