[CR]NOW: B.15 question WAS: Brooks B-17 question

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 09:20:30 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: [CR]NOW: B.15 question WAS: Brooks B-17 question

Raoul Delmare wrote:
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> Now then , would someone please explain to me , the relationship of the
> Brooks B.15 Saddle , with all of that stuff I wrote , up above ?!?!

The leather of the B.17 is cut from a better part of the cow's hide than the B.15. Brooks describes the B.17's leather as "select butt".

Since the B.15 is cut from a lesser quality part of the hide, the leather can (not always) be thinner than on a B.17.

To clarify: Both would be cut from the same hide but the B.17 would be from the better part of the same hide.

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, So Cal