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05-26-24, 11:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By rhm

How fat/skinny are the tires your friend...

How fat/skinny are the tires your friend required? If they are fat, then perhaps 650b; but if skinny, then likely 650c. My money's on 650c.
02-15-24, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By rhm

Yeah, the tension bolt is all wrong, and one of...

Yeah, the tension bolt is all wrong, and one of the V-shaped pieces of the frame is missing. There is no way to put tension on the leather, so I'm afraid this saddle will not be ridable.
01-09-24, 08:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 577
Posted By rhm

Oh, no, not at all! Sorry about that, there.... ...

Oh, no, not at all! Sorry about that, there.... I have a vague recollection that ten or fifteen years ago on this forum that phrase came to be overused, sometimes ironically.

​​​​$28 shipped is...
10-24-23, 06:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,264
Posted By rhm

This is true. ...

This is true.
https://live.staticflickr.com/1916/43861220690_bdb858b2fd_k.jpg
09-14-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,366
Posted By rhm

Ayuh, welcome to the forum! There is an unwritten...

Ayuh, welcome to the forum! There is an unwritten rule here, that new members must dig up and revive long forgotten thread. Well done! :lol:
09-14-23, 06:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By rhm

The steel bracket holding the center together is...

The steel bracket holding the center together is from a Wrights or Lycett swallow (both were Brooks products) from the early 60"s. The rest of the saddle is a Pro with copper rivets.
09-02-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By rhm

Which is why it's important to save the chromed...

Which is why it's important to save the chromed frames of trashed saddles and find someone to put new leather on them.
09-01-23, 12:27 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 241,173
Posted By rhm

Sorry for the poor photo. I didn't want to linger...

Sorry for the poor photo. I didn't want to linger too long. Locked up across 34th street from the Empire State building, the place is crawling with tourists.

I think it's a mid 80's Cannondale,...
09-01-23, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By rhm

Uh, maybe... :twitchy: But maybe not. It...

Uh, maybe... :twitchy:

But maybe not. It depends how Brooks chrome plating is done. Chrome plating is a complicated process that involves putting at least one other metal between the steel and...
09-01-23, 11:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rhm

Fiebings recommends that you use their "resolene"...

Fiebings recommends that you use their "resolene" acrylic finish over the dye. I've had both good luck and bad luck using the resolene, and I'm not sure what's up with that. It's also possible...
09-01-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rhm

There are two ways to make a saddle blue. Either...

There are two ways to make a saddle blue. Either one will cost less than ten bucks (plus the price of a saddle).

If you dye it, you will be adding blue color over a natural brown, so the brown...
07-02-23, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,095
Posted By rhm

I would not worry much about the frame breaking...

I would not worry much about the frame breaking at that dent. But, that said, i wouldn't pay much for that frame.
07-02-23, 10:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,377
Posted By rhm

My Fothergill frame was made just before WW2, or...

My Fothergill frame was made just before WW2, or maybe just after the war; and it is built up with mostly 1930’s components. I have used it as a daily rider and for long distance riding, but last...
06-30-23, 07:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,428
Posted By rhm

+1 I rode many centuries on my Lambert when...

+1

I rode many centuries on my Lambert when it was set up with an S3X three speed hub. After i got tired of that, I made the bike into a plain old fixie, and rode centuries on that. This was on...
06-27-23, 11:07 PM
Replies: 846
Views: 112,280
Posted By rhm

I feel personally responsible for this thread...

I feel personally responsible for this thread going dormant. I actually had a flat a month ago that i didn't post here. Is that's how long it's been since I've had a flat?
I've been commuting on...
06-27-23, 10:47 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,473
Posted By rhm

I heard that! :lol: I kinda miss contributing...

I heard that! :lol:
I kinda miss contributing to that thread. I haven't had the time to ride much lately.

Oh, andSurferRosa , as was mentioned... you are now doomed to a nasty spate of flats. I'm...
06-27-23, 10:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By rhm

Yes, your Wrights swallow is built on the Brooks...

Yes, your Wrights swallow is built on the Brooks narrow frame, same frame as a Wrights W3N, Brooks B15 Narrow, Brooks B15 swallow, B17 Narrow, and so on. Same frame. The higher end ones had eyelets...
06-27-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 614
Posted By rhm

I hope you'll pardon me for being dense, but what...

I hope you'll pardon me for being dense, but what are you trying to do? Is there something wrong with the saddle that you want to fix, or do you feel it needs routine maintenance? I'm not sure what...
06-25-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,969
Posted By rhm

Several of the above posts made me cringe. I'm...

Several of the above posts made me cringe. I'm not naming any names :innocent:, but here are a few general remarks about leather, water, heat, and oil:

1. Water will temporarily soften veg-tanned...
06-12-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By rhm

Then there is hope! :thumb: And don't worry,...

Then there is hope! :thumb:

And don't worry, you can't do it any harm.
06-12-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 484
Posted By rhm

Changing the radius of a fender is pretty simple....

Changing the radius of a fender is pretty simple. If you want it to fit a smaller diameter wheel, you make it a little wider.

Measure the inner width of your fender, that is the inside diatance...
06-12-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,085
Posted By rhm

I agree it's an Idéale model 80, but I'm not...

I agree it's an Idéale model 80, but I'm not convinced it's Type Record (which has "made in France" at the top, and TYPE RECORD at the bottom of the stamp). The only letter i can see in the photo is...
06-08-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By rhm

Not very! I had both a stowaway and a 4-speed at...

Not very! I had both a stowaway and a 4-speed at one point. They were very much the same, except the stowaway frame was separable and it had a coaster brake.
06-06-23, 07:58 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,601
Posted By rhm

1. Jobs include being a temporary secretary...

1. Jobs include being a temporary secretary through Kelly Temps, technical drawing of archaeological samples (ceramics).

2. Picture a small church in a small clearing in the woods at the top of a...
05-30-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 679
Posted By rhm

Leather saddles are hard. That's how they are...

Leather saddles are hard. That's how they are supposed to be.
05-24-23, 09:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,750
Posted By rhm

For what it's worth, I've never seen a New World...

For what it's worth, I've never seen a New World with a straight fork.
05-24-23, 08:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,601
Posted By rhm

Delete all the 'before' photos, delete this...

Delete all the 'before' photos, delete this thread, and ask your wife where she's like to go for dinner tonight, and move on. Sounds like you have a very nice bike, and a very nice wife.
05-16-23, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By rhm

I tried to use a leather jacket once. I also...

I tried to use a leather jacket once. I also tried the leather from a leather sofa. Both were an acceptable thicknrss. The jacket was better than the sofa but neither was stretchy enough; i think...
05-16-23, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By rhm

I've done one in leather i got on eBay. You want...

I've done one in leather i got on eBay. You want chrome-tanned leather, not veg-tanned. It has to be stretchy. Stitching the dart by hand is not a big deal, it's about ten stitches that won't be...
05-16-23, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By rhm

I've done one in leather i got on eBay. You want...

I've done one in leather i got on eBay. You want chrome-tanned leather, not veg-tanned. It has to be stretchy. Stitching the dart by hand is not a big deal, it's about ten stitches that won't be...
04-26-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1,962
Views: 124,656
Posted By rhm

I'm doubtful, but it depends on the saddle you...

I'm doubtful, but it depends on the saddle you want to recover.

1mm thick is about right for upholstery, so might work for a (narrow) Unicanitor or similar saddle with a leather cover over a...
01-18-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
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: 345
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: 824
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: 824
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: 1,068
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: 5,111
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: 38
Views: 2,969
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: 227
Views: 19,139
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: 38
Views: 2,969
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: 30
Views: 3,433
Posted By rhm

thanks! fify! Nope, sorry!

thanks!

fify!


Nope, sorry!
12-11-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,433
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: 642
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: 6,639
Views: 853,642
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: 2,750
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: 8,778
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: 223
Views: 63,132
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: 2,303
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: 74
Views: 4,455
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: 2,198
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...
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