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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:12 am 
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Purchased a suitable saddle, It's needs a lot of TLC as the leather is currently as hard as iron.


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:01 am 
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A bit of proofide has softened the saddle


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 am 
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Lovely aged look on that saddle


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 7:08 am 
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Front hub purchased which is a low flange Harden "bacon slicer" -
http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx? ... 0&AbsPos=4


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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 8:45 am 
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I think I have decided on a colour which will be a flamboyant green which will be close to the "Heylett Green" offered by Holdsworth in their 49' catalogue.
There are no 47' Holdsworth frames online in this colour that I can find and only 1-2 pictures of Helyett cycles from the 40-50s with varying picture quality which show the frame colour.
The 49' Holdsworth catalogue shows a dark coloured frame having a contrasting light coloured seat tube panel which I will look at getting. Decals I have bought are gold and I think gold lug lining will suit, However I am seeking advice from the professionals (argos) as to what would work best.
Flam Forest Green from argos is what I'm looking at https://www.instagram.com/p/B5plMFtFPZr ... jgu4cjuz10
Inspiration is from a green 50s Zephyr on http://www.nkilgariff.com/HoldsModelPages/Zephyr.htm


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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 5:31 am 
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Decent condition Brampton pedals purchased


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:00 pm 
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Found a NOS pair of French rims (32/40) which could be good for this build.

In the sellers picture they have a decal which says -
Made In France Breveté SGDG.

Research - SGDG stands for Sans Garantie Du Gouvernement, meaning "no government guarantee: unqualified government".

Research - Breveté SGDG was a French type of patent that ceased to exist in 1968.

Once they arrive I'll see if there are any other marks /decals as to give an idea on the make.


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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 10:01 pm 
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Cranks - Durax Super Course.


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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 9:32 pm 
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Rims arrived -


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