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by Vetus Ossa
13 May 2019, 2:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Brooks saddle, a newbie question.
Replies: 29
Views: 2031

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: 29
Views: 2031

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: 959

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: 959

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: 959

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...
by Vetus Ossa
8 May 2019, 7:29pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Re: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

It's actually quite difficult to get off and rather than risk scuffing the leather (yes, I am clumsy) I will return it.
by Vetus Ossa
8 May 2019, 7:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Re: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

scottg wrote:A pencil eraser works for cleaning rivets.
In summer the Brooks rivets go green, high humidity.

Ah yes, green I can understand, but these are black.
pwa may well be right with his polishing product residue.
by Vetus Ossa
8 May 2019, 6:26pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Blackened rivets on Brooks B17
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Blackened rivets on Brooks B17

The Brooks B17 Special I ordered arrived today. When I opened the box I see that a lot, if not most of the rivets have black marks on them, which I haven’t seen before, have you? Not to sure how best to remove the discolouration without marking the leather of even if I should try to, I am tempted to...
by Vetus Ossa
2 May 2019, 8:12pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: More Marathon woes
Replies: 10
Views: 495

Re: More Marathon woes

I have been meaning to follow up on my post for a while and this has prompted me to do so. https://forum.cyclinguk.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=128478&p=1330878#p1330878 I absolutely had to do something about my tyres, they were nigh on impossible to get on and off my rims and hurt my hands when ...
by Vetus Ossa
20 Apr 2019, 11:10am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Front QR lever - what o’clock?
Replies: 41
Views: 1205

Re: Front QR lever - what o’clock?

The only way is like this Shirley...
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by Vetus Ossa
7 Apr 2019, 1:44pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: Road style e-bike
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Road style e-bike

A friend has a Cube Agree, and is very pleased with it.
It’s the best LOOKING eroad bike I have seen.
If I didn’t need assist all of the time I would buy one, but this one is probably best used as an aid climbing hills I think.
by Vetus Ossa
6 Apr 2019, 7:25pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Favourite local climbs

When I was healthy I used to love climbing hills. I still do but these days they are Bosch assisted. There's a couple of nice hills between Tavistock and Princetown. Pork Hill is a toughie eh? Then followed by getting out of Merrivale. :D :D Try your Bosch assistance up from Lucket to Kit Hill. Muc...
by Vetus Ossa
6 Apr 2019, 12:02pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Favourite local climbs
Replies: 41
Views: 1864

Re: Favourite local climbs

When I was healthy I used to love climbing hills. I still do but these days they are Bosch assisted.
There's a couple of nice hills between Tavistock and Princetown.
by Vetus Ossa
3 Mar 2019, 1:20pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Tight tyres on rims...The story so far.
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Tight tyres on rims...The story so far.

Apologies for harping on about my tight tyre on rim situation but I am beginning to fret about it and need to sort something out soon. I have an ebike with 27.5 wheels, and tyres are difficult to fit on them, at least Schwalbe ones are. So far I have tries Big Ben’s, Marathons, Marathon plus’s and M...
by Vetus Ossa
24 Feb 2019, 5:58pm
Forum: Electric bikes
Topic: A question for Orbea Gain riders.
Replies: 6
Views: 1216

Re: A question for Orbea Gain riders.

I've ridden my Gain a max of 38 miles, but have no doubt it would go at least 50 miles when ridden in eco mode. The Gain has a 250 watt motor, same as many mid drives. The bike is lighter and I think it's more efficient than many others, which means you get more out of that 250 watt battery. They a...