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Josh89

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Feb 2017
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    Will do, not sure the aesthetic gains are worth the hassle...
    Cheers!

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    Looking to pick up a Brooks saddle to go with my Dad's Black Edition Brompton - the all black Cambium C13 seemed like a good match...

    HOWEVER it seems this Brooks has oval / carbon rails - which are not to be side clamped??
    Is there a post / clamp / adaptor that would fit???

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    Can confirm said 'd'elegance'

    Got plenty of attention too
    well done, and nice to meet you!

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    Cheers for the heads up!
    it was spotted at first bike shop I went in - by an old chap who used to race :)

    I also didn't know about the trick to twist the strap to stop the buckle slipping round.

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    What a brilliant - If not brutal ride! I did the long one and got my bottle of plonk :-)

    The white roads towards the end were tough on my 'vintage' tyres, I had 4 flats which cost me a bunch of time - so I didn't finish until 7
    Saying that you don't really mind about flats tyres, time, or the battery acid pumping through your legs when you look at how stunning the countryside your riding through is.

    Love to do it again, however next time leave earlier, bring better tyres, drink more wine.

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    Be seeing you tomorrow come rain or (hopefully) shine!

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    Thanks!

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    Next on the list (and one of my favourite bits!) was brakes - Croce D Aune Deltas
    Gorgeous things - in not a little bonkers...

    First job was finding the elusive 3.5mm allen key needed for the cable stop, followed by another quirk of the deltas..... Cutting the cable in the fraction of mm's you have between the cable clamp and the bottom of the sealed housing (as pictured) - I just about got my cutters in, but wasnt the cleanest of snips!

    Also got some Very shiny mavic MA2's to go with

    That yellow saddle had to go - Although I didn't think an beat up old thing from the 80s would look right with the refurb'ed frame / all that chrome so opted for a brooks swallow and matching leather tape

    Got the pedals on and I'm done!

    Took it out on a hilly 100 miler on the weekend - other than a few bit needed tightening up it rode great! Will get some decent photos on the ride :-)

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