Re: [CR]- BROOKS 1960 CAMPAGNOLO model seat (rare) NR]


From: ABikie@aol.com
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2003 07:29:00 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]- BROOKS 1960 CAMPAGNOLO model seat (rare) NR]
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


"ROBERT L. FREITAS" wrote:
>
> Real rare as I have never seen one of these with aluminun rivets,
> BOB FREITAS
> MILL VALLEY,CA
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>-------- Original Message --------
>Subject: eBay item 2712253231 (Ends Mar-01-03 21:46:14 PST ) - BROOKS
>1960CAMPAGNOLO model seat (rare) NR
>Date: Sat, 01 Mar 2003 18:30:09 -0800
>From: "ROBERT L. FREITAS" <freitas1@pacbell.net>
>To: bob freitas <freitas1@pacbell.net>
>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22693&item=2712253231
><http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=22693& item=2712253231>

Interesting saddle. The aluminum rivets are clearly an "aftermarket" modification and I doubt they would hold up use without cracking and breaking. Those rivet edges are mighty thin for aluminum and there is a very large amount of tension put on rivets.

Note that the front rivets are still the stock Brooks ones; only the rear rivets have been changed. It would have been cool if they had replace all of them while they were at it.

Just my opinion of course...

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California

I noticed that as well. Though the aluminum rivets appear to be well done, my original thought was cottage-made instead of aftermarket and wondered why the fronts were not done this way, but probably because they are less accessable.

I have the second nicest original example of this saddle I have seen, the nicest is on the West coast

Larry Black
Mt Airy, Md.