Re: [CR] Butchered Brooks Saddle?

(Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente)

References: <8CC14C7B67B67AC-A37C-E935@webmail-d005.sysops.aol.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 11:44:11 -0700
From: Kyle Brooks <brooks_kyle@att.net>
To: <tadcpdajd@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <8CC14C7B67B67AC-A37C-E935@webmail-d005.sysops.aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR] Butchered Brooks Saddle?


I sure wouldn't give him $49 for it. And what was he doing paying $175 for a B-17N in the first place? (Nashbar was selling them for for about $70 a year or two ago -- their price has not quite doubled since then, but still. . .) And then to chop it up like that -- "Butchered" really is the right word in this case. "pinnacle holy grail"??? Sorry. No way that saddle lasts through a couple of rainy rides.

Kyle Brooks (not related, that I know of -- but all my bikes have Brooks saddles) Akron, OH

________________________________ From: "tadcpdajd@aol.com" <tadcpdajd@aol.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Sent: Tuesday, October 6, 2009 2:12:34 PM Subject: [CR] Butchered Brooks Saddle?

I think most of us have seen the exquisite job Chuck Brooks did butchering a Brooks Swift:

http://www.wallbike.com/content/butchering.html

I have?questions?about a butchered B17.N in the following auction:

http://ebay.com/<blah>

(Auction # 330364403157)

Is the subject saddle butchered beyond saving??

Is the "lightning bolt" side cut too far into the top of the saddle??

Is there any expectation that this saddle will last under normal weight and use?

Thank you.

Tom Donahue

Melbourne, FL US