Touring - Which brooks B17
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09-03-08, 08:41 AM
Excuse my ignorance but which B17 model is best for a man on the wrong side of 90 kilo planning a six month himalayan jaunt
Brooks B-17 Champion Special (With the big copper rivets). The honey colored one is the most comfortable. Unless it clashes with the paint on your bike, then go for black. Under no circumstances get the quirky racing green.
Speedo (93 kg/205 lbs)
09-03-08, 08:51 AM
Thanks speedo as a man in the same weight catergory i appreciate the advice and the colour talk will keep the girl friend happy as well. cheers mate
You're welcome. I was being a little flippant, but it is pretty simple
Do you like unsprung saddles? If so then it's B-17 vs B-17 Champion Special. The Champion Special is definitely cooler looking with the big copper rivets. If you've got money to burn then the Champion Special with titanium rails will shave some ounces.
Do you like sprung saddles? If so then it's Champion Flyer vs Champion Flyer Special
The Wallingford Bicycle Parts (http://www.wallbike.com/index.php) page will give you all the info you could want on all the Brooks models.
I wasn't kidding about the color. The honey looks very nice out of the box, and ages to a darker brown.
Speedo (B-17 Champion Special (Honey))
P.S. Have fun in the Himalayas!
09-03-08, 09:47 AM
Thanks again i saw a champion special in a shop here in tokyo today, they can consider a sale made tomorrow.
will let you know about the himalayas
09-03-08, 08:00 PM
Brooks B-17 Champion Special
Under no circumstances get the quirky racing green.
Don't listen to him, the green rocks!
That's a (green!) B17 CS. I love it. I'm around 106 kgs.
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