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

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Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 09:51:39 -0700
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Professional versus Brooks Team Professional - Hammering
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Raoul Delmare wrote:
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> Thanks Chuck .
>
> I didn't remember it was 1964 ( earliest date so far ) .
>
> But , to be clear , when was the release of the Brooks Professional ?
>
> And , when was the release of the Brooks Team Professional ( with the
> large , hand-hammered , rivets ) ?
>
> I was fairly sure that the ones with really large , hand-hammered (
> planished ) rivets , appeared along with the very first Raleigh Team
> Professional bicycles ( 1973-1974 ? ) .

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

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