Hi Harvey, and listers I had the pleasure of meeting Tony on a 'vintage cycle ride' a year or so ago, nice chap, in fact they all were. The ride was a complete surprize for me sprung on me by a friend, we turned up at another friends house, a serious collector called John Malsede, and I was presented with my bike for the evening, a 1930s Singer complete with oil lamps [which were used later!] unfortunately the bike was way too small for my legs, but nethertheless we all set of on various vintage machinery and cycled through quite country lanes in Essex to a typical country Inn, where we ate and drank several pints of ale before lighting the oil lamps and staggering back to our starting point. A wonderful evening, one I'll remember despite the discomfort of my ill fitting bike, must do it again sometime.
cheers. Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Tuesday, May 20, 2008 1:19 AM Subject: re: : [CR]brooks saddle repair.
> robbie fellows asked,
> is tony colgrave the only source for brooks saddle repair? i have a pre
> war saddle i believe that needs work the one with the long nose.
> or does someone have a nice one?
> Tony Colegrave did a late 30s B-17n for me this past year. It was not
> inexpensive by my standards, but worthwhile. I did not send him the old
> cover, but the new one exactly matches the embossing, emblems, etc on the
> original. I am a Colegrave fan.
> BTW, for those who don't know, Mr. Colegrave is a retiree, a hobbyist. He
> never worked for Brooks, and his true passion seems to be much older
> saddles than the 30s.
> harvey sachs
> mcLean va usa