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by Vetus Ossa
20 Feb 2020, 7:30pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 62
Views: 2805

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

I usually use my ordinary varifocals (Ray Ban) but it's not ideal. I have been looking at these but can't make up my mind https://www.amazon.co.uk/ROCKBROS-Sunglasses-Polarized-Goggles-Unbreakable/dp/B06XJ6ZMTM/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=rockbros+sunglasses&qid=1582204911&sr=8-5 Not s...
by Vetus Ossa
20 Feb 2020, 1:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Prescription Sunglasses
Replies: 62
Views: 2805

Re: Prescription Sunglasses

I usually use my ordinary varifocals (Ray Ban) but it's not ideal. I have been looking at these but can't make up my mind https://www.amazon.co.uk/ROCKBROS-Sunglasses-Polarized-Goggles-Unbreakable/dp/B06XJ6ZMTM/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=rockbros+sunglasses&qid=1582204911&sr=8-5 Not su...
by Vetus Ossa
15 Feb 2020, 9:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: pat hanlon
Replies: 5
Views: 609

Re: pat hanlon

If I was younger, taller and healthier I would quite like to own this one.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pat-Hanlon-V ... SwWy5eQbXc
by Vetus Ossa
14 Feb 2020, 9:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Garmin insert mount screws.

Hi, Countersunk flat head socket hex screws, by their design have small drive sockets compared with other screws with exception of grub screws, with similar thread sizes. Along with the countersunk locating face which has a large area which self locks too. Meaning that they don't need fastening tha...
by Vetus Ossa
3 Feb 2020, 5:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smart lights
Replies: 18
Views: 992

Re: Smart lights

What happens when you stop?
by Vetus Ossa
2 Feb 2020, 12:16pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Garmin insert mount screws.

Yes, you’re quite right, I know because I have one, it’s the one I mangled the heads on. Mine is actually quite well made, at least everything lined up and the thread were good, just that the screws were made of cheese. I have read that the small screws often work loose so put a dab of loctite on mi...
by Vetus Ossa
30 Jan 2020, 2:43pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Garmin insert mount screws.

I have seen a propeller being fitted on a frigate, forget which one and it was certainly interesting.
Some of the yard's slingers were very talented in their own way and at times brave.
by Vetus Ossa
30 Jan 2020, 2:20pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Garmin insert mount screws.

I suppose as an ex pipe fitter I am more used to handling 48" Stilsons, and using a small allen key properly is probably beyond me :wink:
by Vetus Ossa
30 Jan 2020, 1:01pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Re: Garmin insert mount screws.

Thanks Andrew.
I know from experience the small allen screw ones round off far too easily :cry:
by Vetus Ossa
30 Jan 2020, 12:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Garmin insert mount screws.
Replies: 18
Views: 779

Garmin insert mount screws.

Does anyone know that thread and head type are on these screws please.
Looking to buy some for a bodge I have in mind.
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EDIT

I think this not an actual Garmin fitting but those are the screws I want.
by Vetus Ossa
21 Jan 2020, 4:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

Greetings from Canada. I have four Brooks on various bikes and am a long time touring guy, about 30 years. Given that you are starting with a new saddle, just a little heads up on not overdoing the proofide initial treatment. I've found over the years that if you overdo it, it softens the leather a...
by Vetus Ossa
21 Jan 2020, 1:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

Update. Initially I hadn’t thought about returning the saddle until someone mentioned it, I was planning on renovating it in some way, and after reading comments here was going to used renovating polish. I hadn’t considered contacting SJS Cycles, but thinking about it did so and spoke to a helpful E...
by Vetus Ossa
13 Jan 2020, 2:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

From personal experience and that of many of my fellow cyclists, Brooks are a very good company with excellent after sales. You posted this on Saturday and its now monday so I assume this happened recently. Give then a call and ask their advice. Did you 'proof' the saddle before use? Yes it happene...
by Vetus Ossa
13 Jan 2020, 12:57pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

The Patina of Use ..... be proud of it ..... :) Leather saddles don't remain the same all their life. In particular, the pale "Honey" ones go nearly as dark as a brown saddle. Some people like the patina, and will pay extra for it. The same applies to faded Carradice saddlebags. Yes, I li...
by Vetus Ossa
12 Jan 2020, 8:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.
Replies: 49
Views: 1911

Re: Rain damaged Brooks saddle.

Surely that's just not normal? Back when I was commuting all year round, my brown Swift (proofided top and bottom) got wet on a regular basis. I never thought anything of it. After 10ish years there is some slight discoloration on the very tip of the nose which could well be water damage but it's p...