> Bob, ....... No doubt they are
> calculating this upward trend will continue not understanding that all
> and fellow travelers have stockpiled a lifetime supply of Brooks B17's
> Team Pro's.
> So by buying up all available inventory in a virtual hoarding frenzy
> we may have been the impetus to the preservation of Brooks saddles for
> future generations of Retro Grouches.
or will Brooks sales be near zero for decades, as we slowly use up our stockpiled saddles??? What has the sales trend for Brooks been over the last 5 years or so? My impression was that the popularity and sales were increasing, as evidenced by a few models of Brooks being listed in the Performance catalog. No doubt that Rivendell has helped, as well as the fear of damaging the male reproductive equipment by riding on skinny saddles. My theory is that if/when Brooks comes back, we Brooks fans will be able to loan out some of our spare saddles, and convert some of our buddies who continually buy new saddles in the search for something comfortable. Goodness knows that I've got a wide variety that could be loaned out (but no one is getting the Champion Special!).