Re: [CR]Brooks Professional is GONE


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From: "jerrymoos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
To: "Donald Gillies" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, <velocio@earthlink.net>
References: <200406120206.TAA26089@cascade.cs.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Professional is GONE
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 22:31:05 -0500
cc: internet-bob@bikelist.org

The Team Pro was introduced in the early 70's, I think first as OE on the Raleigh Pro in that era. It has large copper rivets. The Team Pro has been much more common in US for many years than the original Pro with smaller rivets. In fact, for several years, those offering "Brooks Pro" in the US were usually actually selling the Team Pro. I don't think I've bought a new standard Pro in US since 1974. I've bought several, but always ordered them direct from UK. So that Brooks would drop the standard Pro is not all that surprising. Now if they dropped the Team Pro as well, that would be shocking news. So is the Team Pro available in green?

Regards,

Jerry Moos
Houston, TX


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From: "Donald Gillies"
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Sent: Friday, June 11, 2004 9:06 PM
Subject: [CR]Brooks Professional is GONE



>
> Yes, the standard brooks professional has been dropped from the brooks
> website, as tom martin just indicated. The team pro is still
> available, and it is a close substitute.
>
> Perhaps the profit margins or the sales of the regular brooks professional
> were not enough for selle italia to keep the saddle in the lineup ?? Or is
> brooks now going to offer only pre-softened saddles in order to make the
> brand more popular to first-time buyers ??
>
> I'd like to know exactly why this model was dropped.
>
> - Don Gillies
> San Diego, CA