30 years old...

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by Tosspot, May 17, 2015.

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    Tosspot Guest

    My Brooks B17. Nicely worn in and still only half way along the tensioner.
    Tosspot, May 17, 2015
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    Daz Guest

    Mine's only 25 years old. I tensioned it for the second time ever since
    buying just last week. :)
    Plenty of thread left on the tension bolt, mind! ;-)
    Daz, May 18, 2015
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    Dennis Davis Guest

    I should have one of those. Only it's been in storage for about
    30 years, as opposed to being in use for 30 years. It went into
    storage when I switched to leather-covered plastic saddles for
    racing. Yes, I know I've no class.

    Should also have a never used Brooks Professional of similar
    vintage. Can't remember whether I bought it for a fiver or was
    given it by someone who bought it for a fiver.

    I guess they'll both now need a few coats of proofide before any
    use. Perhaps I could start using them when I progress to being a

    [1] ROFIL: Really Old Fart In Lycra. Of much greater antiquity than
    a MAMIL[2]

    [2] MAMIL: Middle-Aged Man In Lycra.
    Dennis Davis, May 18, 2015
  4. As distinct from a TAFFBL: a Truly Ancient Fart From Before Lycra.
    Who? Me?

    Nick Maclaren.
    Nick Maclaren, May 18, 2015
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    Tosspot Guest

    Did I say that? Moi?
    15 squids and I'll pay the postage!
    Naah,you'll never do that, if I were you I'd flog 'em.
    Tosspot, May 18, 2015
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