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10-21-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,792
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...
10-21-19, 12:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,792
Posted By Big Block

As part of making my rivets, I anneal them prior...

As part of making my rivets, I anneal them prior to installation.
This is to deal with the work hardening caused my the hammering to shape.
I wouldn't have thought it was required using a standard...
09-20-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,161
Posted By Big Block

depends on the repair required and the saddle...

depends on the repair required and the saddle rarity and your type of use (display or riding), but you could try either Rudi (who I highly recommend) or...
09-19-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By Big Block

I am saying that the conservators are now saying...

I am saying that the conservators are now saying that leather treatments are not effective. Some treatments are known to damage the leather.
Some surface treatment is, in my opinion, useful even it...
09-19-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By Big Block

If you look at the bolded phrases in the quote...

If you look at the bolded phrases in the quote (and I included the quote twice!), you can have the current conservators approach.
I will continue with a light application of Proofide in accordance...
09-18-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
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...
09-17-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,334
Posted By Big Block

The leather had moulded to her shape. It had...

The leather had moulded to her shape. It had accelerated the leather shaping which normally occurs after many more miles of riding.

For those interested in reading the current conservation advice...
09-09-19, 02:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Big Block

I know. I have promoted it ...

I know. I have promoted it
https://www.bikeforums.net/20410313-post2.html
https://www.bikeforums.net/20908345-post6.html
09-09-19, 02:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By Big Block

I thought you applied the Aerospace 303 in early...

I thought you applied the Aerospace 303 in early 2018 (https://www.bikeforums.net/20462656-post8.html)
08-27-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Big Block

a couple of days severely risks leaching the...

a couple of days severely risks leaching the tannins out of the leather, and is not necessary. The tannins are the key to vegetable tanned leather.
my recent thread on reshaping leather saddles it...
08-19-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By Big Block

I use Fibrax Raincheater pads on the Dunlop...

I use Fibrax Raincheater pads on the Dunlop Stainless Special rims
https://www.harriscyclery.net/product/fibrax-raincheater-vintage-brake-pads-f-steel-rims-5204.htm...
08-17-19, 11:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Big Block

and for when the saddle has met with some...

and for when the saddle has met with some road/brick wall rash

a retired B17 saddle top
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48563685041_56e43a7f30_h.jpg

treated to some simulated road rash...
08-17-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Big Block

Of course, you will need to assess as to whether...

Of course, you will need to assess as to whether the leather will not only have the form after the treatment but also to serve the function as a saddle.
Once the leather has dried out from years of...
08-17-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Big Block

after leaving overnight, the packing can be...

after leaving overnight, the packing can be removed and the air-drying continues.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48562474911_a99e0768aa_h.jpg...
08-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By Big Block

Brooks style leather saddle reshaping

How to deal with a Brooks saddle that has gone out of shape.
This is the story of an Ideale, but the principles are the same.
Last week I acquired one such saddle....
08-11-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Big Block

Or as Shakespeare wrote "Once More Unto the...

Or as Shakespeare wrote "Once More Unto the Breach"

The comfort from a Brooks saddle comes from the saddle leather being locally stretched by your sit bones with use. So if you select the style of...
08-07-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,085
Posted By Big Block

a similar comment was made in this thread...

a similar comment was made in this thread https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1164935-finish-tape.html


but many requests were made then of the holy grail method, but all were ignored.

...
08-06-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By Big Block

the Suntour RD capacities SunTour Catalog No 59...

the Suntour RD capacities
SunTour Catalog No 59 - Page 8 (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/SunTour_Catalog_No_59_-_Page_8.html)
07-18-19, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Big Block

and I like this one ...

and I like this one

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x625/rolling_lanes_db2bedfcb82ba877e2a10385029898237cc8b5a3.jpg
from the same photographer
07-15-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
Posted By Big Block

there are a number of bike projects on LFGSS as...

there are a number of bike projects on LFGSS as well.
Peter's Hobbs projects are a glorious read. 7VEN's 1947 Hobbs of Barbican Clubweight Build and many other old builds...
07-15-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 920
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...
07-15-19, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 942
Posted By Big Block

I offered a suggestion at ...

I offered a suggestion at
https://www.bikeforums.net/20923772-post9.html
07-09-19, 01:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,579
Posted By Big Block

do it yourself ...

do it yourself

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x473/47962425587_11184bb373_c_32f0df65cbccdd3561229115c8755ddb1e1ee60a.jpg

I did. The frame is away to be painted.
07-08-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 833
Posted By Big Block

CO2 has been around long enough to be correct ...

CO2 has been around long enough to be correct
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x553/35651757611_baf099601d_c_dfed828a344f0a84f797346c4d5f1b1e09860e2e.jpg
07-02-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By Big Block

The leather would benefit from some...

The leather would benefit from some burnishing/slicking.

Dampen the surface of the affected area, then rub vigorously with a smooth tool (eg back of a spoon) to force the fibres back down to the...
06-28-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,473
Posted By Big Block

the twig as a prop is clearly visible. I use...

the twig as a prop is clearly visible.

I use a short piece of clear acrylic. Much harder to spot, and much easier to Photoshop out.
06-19-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 842
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...
06-17-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By Big Block

compare your frame number to those on the...

compare your frame number to those on the Register (http://www.giostorino.it/registro-storico/le-gios-iscritte-al-registro)
ask Marco to confirm the build year. [email info@giostorino.it]
take...
06-06-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 425
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: 425
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: 1,234
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: 245
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: 57
Views: 3,705
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: 1,190
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 2,388
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: 91
Views: 4,239
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: 633
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: 596
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: 1,652
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: 2,750
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: 19
Views: 853
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: 13,396
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: 1,199
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: 1,068
Posted By Big Block

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

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