Re: [Classicrendezvous] B15 vs. B17

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From: "Jeff Slotkin" <>
To: "Sheldon Brown" <>
Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <>
References: <00b101c03ff8$5da4e1e0$> <> <v04210110b61f47317e19@[]>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] B15 vs. B17
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 06:28:43 -0400

If a B15 of any stripe is at least thirty-something years old, that explains the no-longer-economical touches.

Jeff " Also Thirty-Something" Slotkin Swan Lake, SC

----- Original Message -----
From: Sheldon Brown
To: Jerry Moos

<> Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <> Sent: Friday, October 27, 2000 10:59 AM Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] B15 vs. B17

> Some time in the late'60s, I believe,
> there was a fire at Brooks, which put them out of action for quite a
> while.
> When they got back up on their feet, it was with a much reduced
> product line. They gave up on their extensive line of touring bags,
> leaving that market to Carradice and others. The Swallow was one of
> the models that was discontinued at that time, and I think the whole
> B15 line went out then as well. (snip)
> Sheldon "About To Leave For Work On One Of My Swallows" Brown
> Newtonville, Massachusetts
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