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    Brown/Honey Brooks look best on which bikes?

    I'm going through a Brooks phase here.

    In your learned opinion, brown/honey Brooks look best on which types and colors of bikes?

    Pics would add a lot.

    Thanks

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    The Honey colored one is the sweetest looking seat they make. It will darken with age and use.

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    Brown or honey looks best on a green bike, I think.

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    Black, white, cream, brown, gold, green, bordeaux red, grey, virtually anything. Don't personally care for it with yellow, orange, or bright red, or any of those 80s pastel shades, but that's just a matter of taste.

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    I need to start posting photos of my other bikes, but here's my Raleigh International with Honey Brooks saddle and tape (though the tape was darkened when I applied Proofide):



    I think the Honey also looks good on blue (you'll notice it's lighter on the Batavus than the Raleigh. It was new on the Batavus, then transferred to the Raleigh):


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    Look at some of the bikes at the NAHBS site for ideas.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/nahbshow

    Among other sites.

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    Since the honey Brooks saddles are kind of orangey, they look best with complementary colors -- such as blue and green. They also look very nice with black, brown and burgundy red. In my opinion, they don't go quite as well with red, orange, yellow, gray, silver or white. They don't look bad with those colors, just not as striking. Some of the nicest bikes I have seen with honey Brooks saddles were black, blue or green frames with natural tan or leather bar tape and skinwall tires.

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    I had one on my red Fuji World but it's now on the Colnago. Shown here is a honey team professional, a honey B17, and a brown B17N (30+ yo)

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    I think the color of the bar tape used with it has as much to do with how "appropriate" it looks as does the frame coloring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
    I think the color of the bar tape used with it has as much to do with how "appropriate" it looks as does the frame coloring.
    After seeing the variety of colors on this thread, I would have to agree. Some colors look better than others, but as long as the bar wrap is similar, they all look good. It's not a Brooks, but I have a burgandy Miyata with a honey brown Avocet and ivory cork bar wrap, similar to Noah Scape's Miyata.

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    I've taken honey colored saddles and darkened them to dark brown using permanent hair dye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tarwheel View Post
    Since the honey Brooks saddles are kind of orangey, they look best with complementary colors -- such as blue and green. They also look very nice with black, brown and burgundy red. In my opinion, they don't go quite as well with red, orange, yellow, gray, silver or white. They don't look bad with those colors, just not as striking. Some of the nicest bikes I have seen with honey Brooks saddles were black, blue or green frames with natural tan or leather bar tape and skinwall tires.
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    My honey brooks looked great on my dark blue Schwinn Passage when I had it. However the black one I have on my blue Gazelle looks just as "at home" on it as well. I agree with the "bar tape" note above. That and the addition of any honey brooks & matching tape makes any bike look more "touring" or "randoneering" minded to me. A black Brooks, even the B-17, still preserves some of the "race" feel to the same frame. Just my opinion.

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    The lighting in the picture doesn't really do the bike justice, but I love the way my new B17 Honey saddle and Velo Orange elkhide bar covers look.


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    I'm with Tarwheel as well. I put a brown Brooks on a red Colnago and 'feel uncomfortable' about the overall look.

    Blue, green, black or brown would be my suggestion.


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    nuff 'said:







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    I love the B17 on this type of bike. I've got two.



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    Prefer Honey for some reason...but I will take whatever is available in the saddle type I need at the time. Currently I have 2 Honey Brooks, one Black, one Black Ideale, and one "leather" colored Wrights.

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    Yeah, I agree that the honey looks best with dark green and black bikes.

    Similar color bar tape/grips also make the look, imo. I even did the yellow clothe tape(or tan cork tape)/shellac on my bike to compliment the saddle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    I've taken honey colored saddles and darkened them to dark brown using permanent hair dye.
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