Re: [CR]Brooks Saddles - Latest News From Web Site


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From: "John Burdett" <burdettj@telus.net>
To: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>, "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>, "Andy M. at YellowJersey" <amuzi@yellowjersey.org>, "Bill L. at Wallbike" <bill@wallbike.com>, "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>, "Mark B." <mark@bulgier.net>, "Riv, Grant" <Grant@rivbike.com>
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Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks Saddles - Latest News From Web Site
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2004 21:16:40 -0700


I've got a saddle which looks and sounds like a Brooks. It's hard brown leather, adjustable tension, steel rails with copper rivets and is stamped IDEALE COMPETITION... MADE IN FRANCE. Anybody know the history of this brand of saddle and which came first.. the Brits or the French ?

John of Holdsworth

----- Original Message ----- From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net> To: "C.R. List" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>; "Andy M. at YellowJersey" <amuzi@yellowjersey.org>; "Bill L. at Wallbike" <bill@wallbike.com>; "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>; "Mark B." <mark@bulgier.net>; "Riv, Grant" <Grant@rivbike.com> Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 6:51 PM Subject: [CR]Brooks Saddles - Latest News From Web Site

> Hey Thanks Craig , for mentioning that really nice article !
    >
    >
    > So , because of reading that article , I visited the official Brooks
    > Web Site .
    >
    > http://www.brookssaddles.com
    >
    > HEY !!!!!! There are some things nobody has mentioned !! As we
    > all know , Brooks was bought by a larger , more financially rich ,
    > bicycle saddle company from Italia . As most of us have read ( with
    > great relief ) , the news seems to be all-good for the future of Genuine
    > Brooks Leather Saddles . As most of us know , the B.17 Swallow is
    > coming back !! And all of the various variations of the B.17 seem safe
    > , for the present , and for the near future .
    >
    > HOWEVER , according to the web site , the Brooks Professional (
    > small rivet ) is . . . gone !!
    >
    > ( Since the Brooks Professional was a descendant of the Brooks B.17 ,
    > you could claim that the Professional is a variation of the B.17 , I
    > suppose . . . )
    >
    > The Brooks Team Professional ( large hammered rivet ) is still doing
    > just fine , in both regular and "S" ( short , primarily for women ) .
    >
    > And , the color Burgundy is . . . gone !! Although the very
    > latest color , that very dark green , still lives on .
    >
    > So , the news is good , great in fact !! But , as always , if
    > you see something you like , BUY IT WHILE YOU STILL CAN !!
    >
    >
    > Raoul Delmare
    > Marysville Kansas
    >
    >
    > ----- Original Message -----
    > From: "Craig Fenstermaker" <Craig.Fenstermaker@AmericanMedicalSystems.com>
    > To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
    > Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2004 12:55 PM
    > Subject: [CR]what the heck is a brooks b17?
    >
    >
    > Grin :-)
    >
    > Check out
    >
    > http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=tech/2004/reviews/brooks_b17
    >
    > for a modern spin on this venerable piece.
    >
    > Craig Fenstermaker
    > Minnetonka mn
    >
    >
    >