Last huzzah.......... well, for the moment at least.
- I'm heading out on a 'road trip' at the end of the week to pick up
the last 3 bicycles I'm allowing myself to have for this year. Yes,
I must learn self discipline and no longer feel compelled to own
every old bicycle I come across.
This year I've become a right little Raleigh girl as most of my
'hoard' are Nottingham built Raleighs with Hercules running second
and Phillips lagging well behind. So I shall be off to collect a
Raleigh gents 'Granada', an early postwar gent's Raleigh with a
Brooks saddle and a well used possible late pre-war Raleigh Ladies
roadster also with a Brooks saddle. The 'Granada' was a last minute
impulse buy because the All-Electric-Raleigh is built around a
Granada and this paticular Granada has an intact set of transfers/
decals all ripe for copying.
I purchased the Ladies Roadster because I didn't have a Raleigh in
this model and because it had a Brooks saddle I wanted to nick for my
Rudge restoration. I must confess the Gents Raleigh was advertised
in a nearby town for the past few months and nobody seemed to want
it....... Well, - it seemed lonely and in need of a good home.
So that's it, - no more bikes. Stiff upper lip and firm resolve and
all that. Time to roll up sleeves and get on with the restoration
- --- In Bicycle_Restoration@yahoogroups.com, "Anne" <Artidomal@...> wrote:
> ...feel compelled to own every old bicycle I come across.Anne, you make it sound like it's a bad thing ;)
- No it's not really a bad thing John; - only if I'm running around the
countryside hunting bicycles, or having them delivered from far away
by courier and buzzing on the 'Santa Claus Effect', - I won't be
getting on with rolled up sleeves and spanner stuff that's essential
to the full enjoyment of an old bicycle. I've decided that Autumn
and Winter are my workshop seasons and Spring and Summer shall be the
hunting seasons. However it goes without saying that every month of
the year is Rudge hunting season and it will only be a Rudge that
shall stir me to break my vows...... or perhaps any bicycle made
before the 1st World War.... or anything with a block type drive
chain.... or a prewar NZ manufactured bicycle ..... or....
--- In Bicycle_Restoration@yahoogroups.com, "John" <old99jh@...>
> --- In Bicycle_Restoration@yahoogroups.com, "Anne" <Artidomal@>
> > ...feel compelled to own every old bicycle I come across.
> Anne, you make it sound like it's a bad thing ;)