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by Vetus Ossa
17 Jun 2019, 7:38am
Forum: Offered for Free
Topic: Back issuesCTC AND DevonHghwyman mgznes
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Back issuesCTC AND DevonHghwyman mgznes

I used to really enjoy reading Pete’s Prattles in The Highwayman, he had a lot of funny and interesting tales to tell.
R.I.P Pete.
by Vetus Ossa
29 May 2019, 5:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 38C matching folding spare?
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Schwalbe Marathon 700 x 38C matching folding spare?

I can recommend Continental Contact Plus tyres, I am very pleased with mine.
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 2:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: A new tea pot

We used to get Ron's in the dockyard. They delivered all over the yard including the ships. Hardly a morning went by without my eating one. Cycling the 17miles in with only a quick cuppa and a slice or two of toast at about 6am, I was starving by "Stand Easy" and scoffed one during the 15...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:53pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:47pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 1:18pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: A new tea pot
Replies: 35
Views: 925

Re: A new tea pot

Did someone say pasty. I love um and living in Plymouth I have plenty of choices where to buy them. My current favourite is The Barbican Pasty shop. Back in my working days right outside my work place was, and still is Ron Dewneys and I would far too often pop in for one...or two :oops: . When they ...
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 11:44am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale

alexnharvey wrote:I find ebay sold listings are a very helpful guide when I'm unsure of the value of an item, whether I am a buyer, seller or just an interested observer.


It’s a long time since I had my Colnago obsession, but do as you do when interested in buying something.
Nice frame though.
by Vetus Ossa
24 May 2019, 11:05am
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale

Is this the same frame, sold on eBay for £507 a month ago? The pictures appear identical to those used here. If so, how do you know how much it has been used over the last twenty years? I'd have thought 500 is about right. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2...
by Vetus Ossa
23 May 2019, 8:42pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale
Replies: 20
Views: 1217

Re: Colnago Master Olympic Frame for sale

I had a Colnago X light with the cheaper carbon fork and it was a thing of great beauty, (Lampre) colours, and rode beautifully. I sold it to a mate about 15 years ago and he still has it and it’s still in great condition. The op’s looks stunning (and my size :( ) and if I was still able to ride roa...
by Vetus Ossa
22 May 2019, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cyrus Dutch Bike
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Cyrus Dutch Bike

I think the op may have it sorted now :shock:
by Vetus Ossa
13 May 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Re: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

Just been reading your answers, thank you all for taking the trouble to do so. Over the years I have tried most of the Brooks range of saddles but never a B17, they were all uncomfortable but none were new so that may be a factor but I think not. The saddle came with a cover, spanner and proofide wh...
by Vetus Ossa
13 May 2019, 9:13am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 16
Views: 746

Brooks saddle, a newbie question.

I fitted my new Brooks saddle, the one with the black rivets mentioned elsewhere here, and two things surprised me. First, it was comfortable, I had expected a longish breaking in period though my test ride was only twenty miles. And secondly it was very slippery. I have tilted the nose up slightly ...
by Vetus Ossa
10 May 2019, 1:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

Brooks say it's verdigris, but it's not is it. Anyway...
by Vetus Ossa
9 May 2019, 9:04am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

Ta for your detailed response Brucey. I'm sure you're right and it will soon disappear when ridden. It’s not a big deal, just slightly annoying.
by Vetus Ossa
9 May 2019, 8:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

As the others have said the rivets will polish but should it have passed quality control, after all its not a ten quid saddle. Even if you are happy with it a email and photo to Brookes might be worthwhile? Thank's all for your comments. As far as I know copper doesn't go black on its own so it mus...