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Old 02-15-11, 06:50 PM   #1
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Brooks in Color

I like Brooks saddles. They fit me well and are always comfortable and ready to ride out of the box. Lately I've found myself with three in color. Here they are without further a due.

Feel free to add your color saddle pictures here as well, Brooks or otherwise.

First there was the Blue Professional:





Then last Christmas my wife gave me a B17 in British Green:





Then last week my Violet Colt arrived. It is matched to Brooks Violet Bar Wrap:







All my colorful Brooks reside upon Cannondales.
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I like the dark blue one. I've debated the red (maroonish) for my champagne International w/ matching leather bar wrap.
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i have a blue b17. It was supposed to be "electric blue", but it is more of a navy. I like it alot.

pbob- your colt is the hottness.

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I love colorful saddles. Hazah!
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What I haven't quite figured out is why all my colorful Brooks have ended up on my modern Cannondales? The Violet is on a '96, the Blue is on a '01 with a '09 Campy groupo, and the Green is on the '03 hybrid.

All my C&V Schwinns run classic Black, Brown or Honey, Brooks or Ideales.

I might need a BF intervention!
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i have a blue b17. It was supposed to be "electric blue", but it is more of a navy. I like it alot.

pbob- your colt is the hottness.

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The flash on the camera definitely makes the colors appear lighter and more bright. I can't decide which I like the best. They all appeal to my inner voice encouraging me to live a more colorful life! LOL!

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Great looking saddles, love the colors. Last year when I went on vacation in Vancouver. I stopped in one of the LBS that was near the Hotel and it happened to be a brooks dealer. They had on dispaly a Brooks cowhide saddle and a Brooks White saddle in a display case. very cool looking.
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Thanks for that color-fest, Bob. It helps break up the monotony of winter!

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Thanks for that color-fest, Bob. It helps break up the monotony of winter!

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I agree! Everything is white or evergreen, with a mixture of dirt thrown in to break the monotony!

Here's a shot of an '84 Black Professional, the Blue Professional, and the Violet Colt in a row.



I forgot to line up the Green B-17 for this group-fest.
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I broke out of my honey or black rut and bought an antique brown Team Professional. Adventurous aren't I? This is the Alpe d' Huez which is pretty cool lookin'. My LBS has one of the new Apple Green B17s which I think is pretty snazzy.

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^ Wow, that's really something! You might have to ride that bike standing on the pedals exclusively to show off that saddle!

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Kentucky Colonel, your Professional is stunning! That's one I'd like to add to my collection!
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Thanks, Pastor. I can't wait to get some wheels on that bike so I can try it out. I think it's the only way you can get a Team Professional in brown with chrome rails. That's why I went with the Alpe d' Huez.

I dig the British green B17 Special a lot. Have you seen the Apple Green B17? I think with some Proofide it would look great. I have some "celery" colored cloth tape that would pair well with it but I don't have a bike to put them on.
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This saddle is freakin' cool! Looks like topographical lines on it.
Question about the colored saddles. I have a darkish green bike that the green saddle might look cool on (of course, the saddle probably costs as much as the bike - my 650B conversion project - cost me to build up. But... how do they look... after a while? How do they fade?

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But... how do they look... after a while? How do they fade?
I've not had mine long enough to know. The Green B17 has been available for at least 4-5 years, so they must hold their colors. I rode my Blue Professional about 700 miles this Summer and from the looks of the top, it appears to be holding the color well.

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i have the british racing green big copper rivet having b-17 on my '68 Carlton Flyer, but I'm not quite ready to show it off yet.
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