Classic & Vintage - Help identifying an old Brooks saddle?
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Hi, I've got an old Brooks saddle that I'm trying to identify. It came off a bike that my dad bought back in the 60's. It was a Huffy, made by Carlton. The interesting, and hopefully identifying, feature of the saddle is that is has perforated holes along the sides. Unfortunately they are all ripped out (As an admission of guilt, I still remember ripping them out when I was a kid some 20 years ago for no good reason other than to see if I could). I have been unable to find any other Brook's saddles with these perforated holes. The stamp on the side, which I believe would help identify the model, is too worn to read. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
03-10-08, 11:01 PM
The B5N was a second-tier saddle, I think. It might be one of those. They stopped making them in the late 70s. Narrower than a B17, not as robust as the Professional.; but still quite nice -- I recently started using a NOS one I bought.
If the top is pebbled I'd say B5N, if the top is smooth (but cracked from age)
possibly a B15 ? they also had the lacing holes along the skirt but not sure about
the keyhole cutouts on the top.
Doesn't look like my b-15, different shape.
Just curious but will Brooks refurbish an old saddle like the one pictured above? Lp
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