[CR]New hype for Brooks saddles

Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

From: "Tom Sanders" <tsan7759142@attbi.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 17:32:01 -0500
Subject: [CR]New hype for Brooks saddles

I stumbled across a site which tells me that Brooks saddles are now available in British Racing Green and Maroon. Well knock me over with a feather. The site then goes on with this regarding pre-softened saddles:

"...after saddle tops are formed, embossed, and returned to ambient moisture levels, they are sent by DHL to a small monastery in the hills near Calais. There, apprentice monks doing penance, treat the tops with a secret sauce comprised mostly of extra-virgin oil and oregano. They are then kneaded, manipulated, and buried in the garden for a prescribed period. They are then unburied, cleaned, prayed over, and returned by DHL to Birmingham where they are lovingly fitted onto their framesets and shipped (occasionally by DHL) to us here in America, to help satisfy our cravings for instant comfort, as this process can greatly reduce the break-in period for a saddle. The clear winners here are the monk (who doesn't have to peel onions), DHL, and we customers who can "break-in" a saddle in a good weekend!"

...This is not quite the truth, but "Presoftened" Saddles are only offered for sale in the Americas and are specially treated to hasten the break-in period."

I thought this might bring a smile to those faces who are weary of thrashing Japanese Collectors and counterfeit Hetchins.


Trying to get the smell of oregano off his riding shorts in Lansing Mi,

Tom Sanders