[CR]Brooks News

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Date: Fri, 03 Oct 2003 11:39:21 -0400
From: Ritzmon@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Brooks News

>From today's Bicycle Retailer website: Persons-Majestic Drops Brooks Saddle Line

OCTOBER 03, 2003 -- HURON, OH (BRAIN)--After years of importing Brooks England saddles, Persons-Majestic will be phasing out Brooks' product over the next several months.

"There comes a time when a product line must be eliminated to allow room for future growth. Brooks is a great product and I wish them well in the future," said Charlie Persons, Persons-Majestic president.

Persons-Majestic will continue with the Ecolatch, Hebie, JOS, Oktos and Persons lines.

Dave Hostetter, the U.S. Brooks representative, said Brooks products remain available through a variety of distributors. Hostetter is talking with other importers about taking on the brand.

"We are sorry to lose Charlie as our U.S. importer. He has done a great job of keeping Brooks products in front of the market for many years. We will need a little time to assess the situation and decide on a course of action," Hostetter said.

Mark Ritz Foggy Arcata, CA and missing Velo Rendezvous again!