Reparação de um selim Tabor - Happy ending story from Denmark!
Algumas semanas atrás, fomos contatados pelo dono de um selim Tabor mola Longa, o Peter, Dinamarques. Após ter partido a mola de reforço do seu selim, enviou um mail à Tabor a questionar onde poderia adquirir a peça em falta, pois estava com dificuldades em encontrar a mola perto da sua localidade:
“… I have an old Tabor Heavy Duty bicycle saddle from early 1970’s. Unfortunately, the lighter spring just below the leather seat has broken on the left side, and as it is chromed, it is difficult to weld.Is it at all possible to buy this as a spare part, or repair it?
Thanks in advance. …”
I have never ridden a more comfortable saddle! Far better than the previous shock absorbing system, and in addition, it is a pleasure to look at.
Naturalmente que o aconselhámos sobre o melhor meio para conseguir a mola em falta para recuperar o selim!
Tendo ficado tão satisfeito com o suporte dado pela Tabor, gentilmente cedeu-nos algumas fotografias e feedback sobre o processo de reparação, juntamente com a história por trás do selim:
“… First of all, thank you for your prompt response.
I am 71 years old and ride my bicycle approximately 200 to 250 days a year.
My daily commute is around 15 to 20 Kms to work, including some small errands here and there, so I estimate I end up riding my bicycle about 35 Kms each day.This means a minimum of 7.000 Kms per year.
At my age this requires a comfortable bike, so 8 or 10 years ago I bought one with shock absorbers both in the front fork and seat post. About two years ago both shock absorbers gave up.
I did not mind the front fork much as I never go cross country, but missing the comfort of the saddle springs was a real pain.
I asked a friend of mine, who is good with bikes if he could help and by good fortune he had just been given a Tabor saddle.
He changed the seat post with a regular one and installed this leather, heavily sprung saddle (Tabor Heavy Duty).
I have never ridden a more comfortable saddle! Far better than the previous shock absorbing system, and in addition, it is a pleasure to look at. ..."
"... The saddle was originally gifted to a fellow riding a Raleigh classic bike with a large Brooks saddle. He was satisfied with this setup and just left the Tabor saddle in the basement for 15 years. He does not remember who gave it to him.
A few years ago, he moved to another house and had to clear out some of his stuff, and on this occasion, he gave the Tabor saddle to my aforementioned friend.
He then cleaned it, gave it saddle soap and saddle grease and finally gave it to me: one of the most useful presents I have ever received.
So, I am extremely grateful to be able to replace the ruined spring with brand new one.
Many thanks!! …”
Obrigado Pedro, por manter mais um selim português a circular nas ruas de Dinamarca. Esperamos que aprecie as suas deslocações diárias de bicicleta num selim Tabor por vastos anos!