...more of a mammoth screwing all the bits on again session. It came to be from a nice chap in Walsall, and its a testament to the excellent quality of the paint on the frame that it looks as nice as it does - the rest of the bike has clearly has a hard life...
The sealed bearings in the bb and wheels feel very smooth, and there's no play. On the other hand, there are no bearings at all in the headset - I have some which fit the races from a scrap Motobecane.
Picked up some blue leather toe straps at the Manchester cycle jumble on Sunday, which has made me ridiculously happy. Father Christmas is bringing a new Brooks to make it comfy, although I've since found out that Middlemores made the original saddles for Viscount - doh!
New Panaracer Paselas have gone on. The bike should have tubular tyres but I guess at some point a previous owner must have run out of love for trying to glue them on straight.