Self Resilience

by Adam on 13, November, 2011

As Gentlemen of the world, we occasionally like to give the Man Servant the day off and set out into the wilds, man and machine against the elements however, has one ever given any consideration if an individual encounters a miss-hap mid route and the Delta Cruisers become the victim of a puncture?

Of course a chap can always call Jeeves back off his leave, after all he can always get married another day, or indeed, avail one’s self to the use of telephone in a nearby hostelry, ring the good lady and enjoy a pint or two whilst you wait for her to turn up and provide support.

There is however a third option: In its’ factory fresh state, pump pegs are not brazed on the frame, quite rightly too, we are capable of making our own decisions. I have however found a chap who can supply New Old Stock pump pegs in the correct sizing for our beloved 531. Of course one still needs a bicycle pump this was supplied by our friends at the Old Bicycle Company. The pump has some rather unusual graphics on the barrel; these can easily be removed with a quick wipe of ones nail varnish remover.

So now you have no excuses not to be a self-sufficient Gentleman when out in the hills or just riding around town.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Duchy Wheeler November 14, 2011 at 4:10 pm

Adam / One & All,

Good to see youv’e used some tape under those NOS Cyclo metal pump pegs because they will dig into the Guv’nor’s powder coat finish!

I also looked at the various “self-sufficient” option and after factoring in “Sods Law”, opted for a canister of Zefal Tire Sealant stowed in the Brooks Challenge Tool Bag, and for longer jaunts a Lezyne Alloy Pump, which at only 9″ long, sits neatly into the bottom of the Rapha Bong Bag along with a puncture repair kit.

Safe puncture free rides, DW.


Tony. November 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Hello Good people
two canisters of CO2 [16 grams]
and a Topeak/ Rocket Master Blaster Pump.
for the record not that we want it, but the best place to suffer a flat
a mile from home on a summer’s eve on the return trip.


The Cycling Photographer November 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

I’m a social kind of chap. Get people running around after you I say!
(I do carry patches and a small power pump though. Cotswold hills
play havoc with the string and tin can!).


Richard November 15, 2011 at 10:28 pm

Just a quick thought, I know these are originals and all, but Halfords do exactly the same thing, probably made in China, but just the same look, and cheaper to boot.


PEK November 18, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Many thanks for the tip! I ordered a pair the other day.


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