02-01-2014, 04:45 PM
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  • tsimmns
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Other than Vintage blades, where can you buy a Rooney Brush? I am considering purchasing a Rooney 1/1, but I'm not liking the styles that Vintage blades has to offer with the Faux Horn or Faux Ivory. I prefer a brush with just a basic style.

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 02-01-2014, 04:53 PM
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  • Agravic
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Classic Shaving

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 02-01-2014, 04:56 PM
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Are these the only places. I would love a Rooney 1/1 just to try a Rooney, but have the ones at Vintage Blades. I just like the classic handle with no lines, no color, just plain.

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 02-01-2014, 05:36 PM
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  • Agravic
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My understanding is that Vintage Blades and Classic Shaving are authorized Rooney retailers in the USA, and both continue to receive new lots of brushes periodically.
My suggestion would be to contact one of these vendors, and ask when they may be expecting more 1/1 brushes.

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 02-01-2014, 06:33 PM
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 02-01-2014, 07:07 PM
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The only other source for non-Heritage that I know of is Truefitt and Hill, which offers their own branded Rooneys. They don't currently have a 1/1, but do have a 1/2 available (called the Wellington) in faux porcelain.

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 02-02-2014, 04:55 AM
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  • Elendil
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I am becoming increasingly concerned that the Heritage two bands that Vintage Blades has carried have not been resupplied for what seems like at least six months. Jim got a stock of Highlanders some time ago, but Emillions, XLs, Beehives, Alibabas, Victorians and the like are nowhere to be seen.

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 02-02-2014, 05:49 AM
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Fendrihan's and menessentials carry them, but they are in Canada.

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 02-02-2014, 06:44 AM
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Here's another.. http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/
but Classic and Jim at Vintage are the only suppliers of the Rooney, not just Rooney heritage, that I know of.

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 02-02-2014, 07:38 AM
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(02-02-2014, 05:49 AM)Rufus Wrote: Fendrihan's and menessentials carry them, but they are in Canada.

(02-02-2014, 06:44 AM)Mouser Wrote: Here's another.. http://www.thehandlebarsupply.com/
but Classic and Jim at Vintage are the only suppliers of the Rooney, not just Rooney heritage, that I know of.

They do, indeed, but theirs are the 3 band supers, rather than 2 band. There is nothing wrong with them, but having used both the 3 bands and 2 bands, I prefer the latter. VB was the only supplier of 2 band Rooney Heritage, IIRC.

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 02-02-2014, 07:45 AM
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Not correct. Classic Shaving lately also offers Rooney Heritage 2 Band.

(02-02-2014, 07:38 AM)Elendil Wrote: VB was the only supplier of 2 band Rooney Heritage, IIRC.

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 02-02-2014, 01:22 PM
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Thanks, that's new from what I can tell. VB was exclusive for the XLs for awhile. I'm still missing the exotic handles, though.

(02-02-2014, 07:45 AM)German Wrote: Not correct. Classic Shaving lately also offers Rooney Heritage 2 Band.

(02-02-2014, 07:38 AM)Elendil Wrote: VB was the only supplier of 2 band Rooney Heritage, IIRC.

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 02-02-2014, 09:58 PM
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(02-01-2014, 05:36 PM)Agravic Wrote: My understanding is that Vintage Blades and Classic Shaving are authorized Rooney retailers in the USA, and both continue to receive new lots of brushes periodically.
My suggestion would be to contact one of these vendors, and ask when they may be expecting more 1/1 brushes.

There is now a Rooney distributor in Canada so there are several new vendors who carry Rooney. I have considered it but have not yet pulled the trigger.

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 02-03-2014, 05:44 AM
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Rooney is an amazing brush you would not regret it!

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 02-03-2014, 04:54 PM
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Oh, the Finest...

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 02-03-2014, 06:04 PM
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(02-02-2014, 09:58 PM)bullgoose Wrote: There is now a Rooney distributor in Canada so there are several new vendors who carry Rooney. I have considered it but have not yet pulled the trigger.

Now might be the time Phil...

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 02-03-2014, 06:34 PM
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When last I was in contact with Vintage Blades they did tell me that they anticipated an improvement in the availability of Rooneys but didn't have a timeline or much in the way of details. VB does not, however, ship internationally so I think many would appreciate having another Rooney vendor.

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 02-03-2014, 07:18 PM
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All I want is a measly 2 band Heritage beehive, size 2 to round out my beehive collection. Is that too much to ask?

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 02-03-2014, 07:41 PM
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(02-03-2014, 07:18 PM)Elendil Wrote: All I want is a measly 2 band Heritage beehive, size 2 to round out my beehive collection. Is that too much to ask?

no no - certainly not! feel free to rub the lamp and make more wishes Euro

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 02-03-2014, 07:59 PM
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(02-03-2014, 07:41 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(02-03-2014, 07:18 PM)Elendil Wrote: All I want is a measly 2 band Heritage beehive, size 2 to round out my beehive collection. Is that too much to ask?

no no - certainly not! feel free to rub the lamp and make more wishes Euro

I will specifically break out my Rooney Alibaba and do just that. Biggrin

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