Re: [CR]Brooks Professional versus Brooks Team Professional - Hammering

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 12:04:11 -0600
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Professional versus Brooks Team Professional - Hammering
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Michael Murphy" <michaelmurphy@mac.com>
In-Reply-To: <3E283496.4D0FFF97@earthlink.net>
cc: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net

>
>
> The earliest Brooks Pro I have is dated "62" on the underside of the
> cantle plate. This does not have the large hammered copper rivets; they
> are about 1/2"
>
> The Brooks Team Pro (3/4" hammered copper rivets) is pictured in the
> January 1964 issue of Sporting Cyclist (GB magazine) With the
> magazine's
> two month lead time that would make this reference November 1963.
>
> Info:
> Brooks B.17 solid copper rivets - 3/8" approx. (changed to steel
> rivets later)
> Brooks Pro solid copper rivets - 1/2" approx.
> Brooks Team Pro solid hammered copper rivets - 3/4" approx.
>
> Chuck Schmidt
> SoPas, SoCal
> Chuck,

this information at to dating might invalidate my Trevor Bull story unless Trevor was riding with Raleigh earlier than I thought. Perhaps he was though I had thought he did not start with the team until the late sixties. My information came from someone in upper Raleigh management from England.

Michael Murphy
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Paige, Texas 78659
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