Re: [CR]Brooks Pro Select saddle, anyone know?

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Date: Mon, 20 Oct 2003 13:25:28 -0400
From: "Larry Osborn" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Pro Select saddle, anyone know?
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And this just in
>From deep in my personal e-archives:

At 1:05 PM -0700 6/17/00, I recently acquired a Brooks Professional "Select" which
>were originally made for the Raleigh Racing Team and for a short time, maybe
>1 1/2 years in '79 and '80, Brooks offered the identical saddle to the
>public but stopped because of the cost of materials and labor involved
>(this, according to Elaine O'Donnell, Brooks Sales Dept).

Lost track of who the original poster and other responders were. I didn't say it was a complete archive. Just deep.

But I don't remember holes or allen head tensioner on my Select. Now I'll have to look in the physical archives. That box is buried REALLY deep.

Larry "non-allen head, but plenty of holes in it" Osborn Morgantown WV

At 01:24 PM 10/19/03 -0700, you wrote:
>>From the archives at
>Archive-URL: eml
>Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 17:00:28 -0700
>From: Chuck Schmidt <>
>Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Pro was Question for the Stronglight fans
>Eric Elman wrote:
>> I don't know what model crankset that is but while you're looking at the
>> pictures, what kind of saddle is that? I haven't seen a Brooks Pro or Team
>> Pro (big rivit heads as on this saddle) with 3 venting holes on top.
>Brooks Select from the late 70s early 80s. Has an allen tensioner in
>the nose
>too. Came in a plastic display box with an allen key and a tin of Proofide.
>Chuck Schmidt
>SoPas, SoCal
>"Martin O. Walsh" wrote:
>> Hi Fred and CR list members
>> I just bought a bicycle at the Trexlertown swap that had the same saddle that
>> you ask about.The date of mine was 1978,from the T-town swap.
>> It is imbossed (stamped on the cantle plate) month and last two digits for year,
>> i.e., 8 78 (August 1978).
>> Inspect the under side near the rear of the saddle for a date code.
>> The saddle appears much newer than the 1966 date of your Paramount in my
>> opinion.
>> They are really nice saddles!
>> I bought my first Brooks leather saddle (Brooks Pro select) in the early 1980's
>> from Carl Mueller's Bicycle Shop in Baltimore,Md. but it was made in the late
>> 1970's going by the date code.
>> Please let us know what you hear from the "saddle experts", if you get any off
>> list replies.
>> Thanks !
>> Yours truly,
>> Martin Walsh
>> Fredrick Yavorsky wrote:
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > Speaking of saddles, I'm still hoping to get an opinion on this Brooks Pro
>> > "Select" on the 1966 Paramount that followed me home. Anyone have
>> > information?
>> >
>> > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>> > Fred Yavorsky
>> > Jenkintown, PA