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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:58 pm 
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a Swallow would be perfect.


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ferrus wrote:
a Swallow would be perfect.


A Lycett would be my choice.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:32 pm 
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Indeed.


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Thanks for the comments, i am chuffed to bits with what you think. I am waiting for a brown brooks saddle at the moment. I also have a pair of record hubs and I am watching for a pair of 27 inch rims which I ll put continentals 27 x 11/8 tyres on. After that I think I may be done unless some brake levers take my eye.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:00 pm 
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That is a really lovely bike.

I agree withe the suggestions about a Brooks saddle - my choice would however be a B17 Team Pro - and I would like to see the bike with quill pedals - Campognolo preferably but failing that, Suntour Superbes.

Wonderful - lucky rider.


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Yes pedals are on the list too, nice quills with toe clips with the leather over the front, I ll need to get the relevant shoes too.


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That's a beauty, just needs some mudguards and the aforementioned Brooks or similar saddle. It's not often I think of those type of saddles to put on a bike but nothing else would suit this bike - a dark colour though.

Mark.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:36 pm 
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I have been looking at a swallow in a brown colour, hopefully my important parts will be able to get on with it as I have never used one before.


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So does it currently have 27" wheels?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:11 am 
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I think a nice black brooks team pro with big beaten copper rivets would be the saddle for this bike, with few miles on it it would shape up nice


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