I don't understand the aversion to fashion in the bike industry, or in any industry for that matter. It is really hard to make a living selling bikes or bike parts. I rode a Brooks leather saddle on the trip from Portland to Panama. It worked, but I never wanted to use a leather saddle again. So I think of them as a fashion item in any case.
Jim Merz Big Sur CA
On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 9:21 AM, paccoastcycles <
> Mark Lawrence says that he's growing tired of the "new Brooks". I say this:
> Dude, it's owned by Italians! What can you expect?
> Chuck Hoefer
> Pacific Coast Cycles
> Oceanside, Ca.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Anthony Taylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: "Jon Spangler" <email@example.com>; "Dale Brown" <
> Sent: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 6:02 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR] Brooks introduces the world's most fashionable rain
> cape(KOF candidate)
> This is a development of the standard rain cape used before the days of
>> jackets and pants. It's nice that a hood has been added, but, I suspect it
>> not be compatible with a helmet. The old ones had thumb loops inside to
>> hold the
>> cape in place over the handlebars. The cape would be carried rolled up
>> the saddle, usually with the spare tub in the middle.
>> They clain that your lower parts will not get wet. Your own forward motion
>> enough for your pants to get wet. We always used "leggings" that came up
>> thigh and attached to your belt. The whole ensemble, made of yellow
>> fabric guaranteed one would become nice and sweaty!
>> Tony Taylor
>> Manchester, NH