[Classicrendezvous] FS: Two Brooks Finesse Saddles


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Sun, 19 Nov 2000 12:48:20 -0500
From: Steve Freides <sjf11@idt.net>
Organization: Friday's Computer, Inc.
To: Classic Lightweights <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, BOB Bikelist <internet-bob@bikelist.org>
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] FS: Two Brooks Finesse Saddles

FS: Two Brooks Finesse Saddles

One is black, one is honey. Size is 174x242 according to http://www.wallbike.com, the place from which we bought them both. As many of you know, Wallingford Bike has a very nice policy where they'll let you return a slightly used saddle if it doesn't fit your needs - both of these saddles came to use that way, and thus we paid a little less for them than for brand new ones. Just to be crystal clear, we weren't the first users. We paid about $105-110 for each saddle, and both were indistinguishable from new to both me and my wife.

My wife used the honey one for perhaps 200 miles, and the black one for only two or three short rides. The black one has no signs of being broken in, and has a couple of small scrapes where she obviously leaned the bike up against something, probably concrete. Other than those marks, the rest of the saddles look brand new or nearly so.

If you're not familiar with the Finesse, see http://www.wallbike.com/Products.html, but the highlights are: an unsprung saddle, two normal rails (mounts like a modern saddle to any modern seatpost, Ti rails, women's saddle dimensions (about as wide as a B72 but a good inch or a little more shorter).

Since my wife discovered the Ideale Model 6, she's been uninterested in using these, and it's time they went to someone who'll ride them.

These are now $150 + shipping new from Wallingford. $80 shipped for the slightly more used honey colored, $90 shipped for the black one.