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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:31 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Apologies for multi posting as I’m on my phone and don’t know how to put pics in.

I think the distressed saddle works but I have others. What do you think?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:35 pm 
GOLD | PoTM | Rider | rBOTM
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Awaits longer stem and post. Wheel treatment with jenolite and brakes.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:12 pm 
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Distressed is ok but is it sound? The others look tidy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:23 pm 
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I think it is. Looks almost artificially distressed. We shall see. Quite like the all black look though.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:41 pm 
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I would go with the Brooks with the oval embossed badge more in keeping with the bike.
I had one of these Sunbeams with to missing chain stay .Does anyone know why it was built like this? .
Is it a "Sporting Sunbeam" model? or the "Light weight tourist"?
Have you seen this web site for Sunbeam bicycles.
https://sunbeammuseum.wordpress.com/wel ... le-museum/


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:36 pm 
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Thanks for that. It confirms it as a 1937 silver light tourist. I’m basing this on the introduction of the little light oil bath chain guard that was only introduced that year.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:45 am 
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Looking Superbe :)
I would say that you should get a chain and grips on it and get it into RBotM as there is still a day to go but alas I think a theme month that's coming may well suite it better ;)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:53 pm 
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Thanks. Post and stem turned up. Modern but will get suitable paint and ‘patina’ once I’ve tried it all out. Veeery relaxed riding position methinks.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:49 pm 
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Bugger, I've accidentally and foolishly stumbled into the Roadie section.

Back out slowly........ touch nothing...... :shock: or before you know it, you've three frames.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:23 pm 
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Almost there. Sturmey hub was challenging as was refitting the chain. What oil should I fill the bath with? :lol:

Brakes and parts got a light clean rather than a serious doing. I thought they’d look less jarring against the 90 year old patina.


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