Re: [Classicrendezvous] B15 vs. B17

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

From: "Jeff Slotkin" <JeffSlotkin@home.com>
To: "Sheldon Brown" <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>
Cc: "Classic Rendezvous" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <00b101c03ff8$5da4e1e0$6f1a0918@gscrk1.sc.home.com> <39F996E8.A9CF3683@penn.com> <v04210110b61f47317e19@[10.0.1.3]>
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 TheLocalSpoke@bigfoot.com Swan Lake, SC


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


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

(snip)
> 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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