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by Vetus Ossa
31 Jan 2014, 11:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag skewer thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 3362

Re: Campag skewer thread.

Thanks for confirming that Brucey, I thought it was but wasn't sure. Not sure what you mean by undercut at the thread run-out, but as this frame does have horizontal dropouts I would be interested to know. Thanks for the offer drossall, but as I live in the far flung south west (Plymouth) it would p...
by Vetus Ossa
31 Jan 2014, 5:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Campag skewer thread.
Replies: 4
Views: 3362

Campag skewer thread.

Hello

Does anyone know what threading the old Campagnolo Record skewer, 60’s – 80’s has please, I want to shorten, a 6 speed to 5 and need to run up the thread and shorten the overall length. I think possibly 5m but want to be sure before I buy the wrong die.
by Vetus Ossa
21 Sep 2013, 5:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

I’m pretty sure a whiff of mine would cure him of his peculiar habit for life :lol:
by Vetus Ossa
21 Sep 2013, 2:54pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

I have emailed Brooks so lets see what they have to say...
by Vetus Ossa
21 Sep 2013, 2:51pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

I have a few bikes and am short of one pair of pedals, so ride the bikes in rotation and swap pedals. I will get around to getting some one day.
by Vetus Ossa
20 Sep 2013, 5:15pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

Thanks for the advice all. I have added a pic of the offending saddle. As you can see the top look ok, the underside is the same. I have tried several Brooks’s saddles over the years, and this is the only one I have ever found comfortable so, more than a little concerned to damage it by experimentin...
by Vetus Ossa
20 Sep 2013, 10:01am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Re: Smelly Brooks saddle.

Thanks guys. Have tried the first two methods mentioned, and have had it inside the house for a while, but maybe for not long enough. Long term house cosseting is unfortunately not an option though due to bike hating other half.
by Vetus Ossa
19 Sep 2013, 7:40pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Smelly Brooks saddle.
Replies: 36
Views: 4641

Smelly Brooks saddle.

I own a rather beautiful old Brooks B17 Professional saddle. It came my way about two years ago. It’s in remarkably good condition, but unfortunately it has a nasty musty smell, that has never disappeared. There is no mould or fungus that I can see, yet it still smells. I have applied proofide a few...
by Vetus Ossa
27 Aug 2013, 12:27pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Importing from Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Importing from Belgium

Sorry for taking so long to reply John, but I have just had my computer back from the repair shop.
Many thanks for the info, and kind offer, but it has been sorted now.
Thanks again :o)
by Vetus Ossa
21 Aug 2013, 10:00pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Importing from Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Importing from Belgium

Well that's good news, many thanks.
by Vetus Ossa
21 Aug 2013, 8:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Importing from Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Re: Importing from Belgium

Cheers Chris, that sounds promising, fingers crossed then.
by Vetus Ossa
21 Aug 2013, 7:49pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Importing from Belgium
Replies: 6
Views: 2169

Importing from Belgium

Hello

Has anyone had experience in importing a frame and forks from Belgium please? I understand there should be no VAT or tax payable on it, as we are both in the EU, but can I expect the courier to add any additional charges…as is their usual want? This information seems impossible to find.
by Vetus Ossa
16 Apr 2013, 5:11pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Challenge Tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Challenge Tyres

I’m keen to try some fat Challenge Eroica or Paris Roubaix clincher tyres. I have been goggling all day, but can’t find any for sale in the UK. Anyone have any opinions on these tyres and where they can be purchased?
by Vetus Ossa
12 Dec 2012, 10:49am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Campagnolo axle length
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Campagnolo axle length

Thanks for the link rjb, but like Brucey, I am also a tad confused. I think I will just have to try it and hope for the best :?
by Vetus Ossa
11 Dec 2012, 1:37pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Campagnolo axle length
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Campagnolo axle length

Thanks Brucey, but I have seen English treaded bottom brackets in both axle lengths.