Re: [CR]Brooks B17 Champion Flyweight

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2006 10:56:50 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks B17 Champion Flyweight
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joebz wrote:
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> I guess the Flyweight model sort of briefly reemerged as the B-37 after WWII. That model was only made for a few years and had stainless steel rails that were, according to the knowledgeable, subject to breaking.

The problem was the aluminum cantle plate cracking and breaking after a lot of miles. I've seen the same thing happen to Idéale saddles with the aluminum cantle plates. Typical aluminum fatigue problem but only happens after _lots_ of miles!

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California