Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction-Middlemore

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Date: Sat, 21 Oct 2000 22:38:18 -0400
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] New member introduction-Middlemore

On Sat, 21 Oct 2000 00:54:26 EDT writes:
> Greetings Karl et all,
> Middlemore was a competitore to Brooks in the same town (at the time) and
> made saddles for the early Moulton bicycles as well as many other fine makes.
> Brooks bought them in the mid to late 1970's ( Hillary Stone could make a
> clarification I am sure). The quality was fine though it seemed they
> manufactured a smaller model range and were a bit smaller in the 1970's than
> Brooks.

Ahh, thanks, it's nice to know I wasn't talking through my hat (I was just a bit uncertain of my facts). I recall also that Brooks took over Wrights as well. The Middlemore on my Viscount does look pretty well made, with thick leather, though it must have been ridden wet as it has a ridge down the center and was consequently replaced by an Avocet shortly after I got the bike.

Karl Frantz Sterling, Massachusetts --------------------------------------------------

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