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    Besides the Jules Verne Victorian Aesthetic...

    Functionally, what is this amazing array of sproingyness doing for one's arse?:


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    Haha! Right?!

    Although as a Frenchman, Verne might argue the aesthetic is more Belle Epoque than Victorian!
    Chaad--'95 DeKerf Team SL, '02 Lemond Buenos Aires, '05 Novara Buzz, '73 Schwinn Collegiate, '06 Mountain Cycle Rumble, '09 Dahon Mariner D7, '12 Mercier Nano, '12 Breezer Venturi

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
    Haha! Right?!

    Although as a Frenchman, Verne might argue the aesthetic is more Belle Epoque than Victorian!
    Thanks for the new term..."Belle Epoque," learn something new every day!

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    Oh man, the flashback!

    Although I don't remember the front spring model, Brooks saddles with rear springs were all over the place in the 1970's (and if the web is to be believed, for some 90+ years before that, too!)

    (I suppose somebody's gonna tell me the Schwinn Varsity isn't the top selling bike any more, either... )

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    Those saddles are meant for riding "sit up and beg" style bikes on unmaintained dirt roads. Although it would fit right in on an steampunk inspired velocipede.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnfilteredDregs View Post
    Functionally, what is this amazing array of sproingyness doing for one's arse?:
    Functionally, the same support and comfort as this saddle:
    saddle.jpg

    But much better.

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    One thing .. if you read about the others that had a Broken rail on their 2 wire un spring B17's

    the rough ground compresses the coil spring and so the saddle frame takes the Flexing where designed,

    and reduces tke possibility of the metal fatigue on 2 rail saddle frames..


    But Hey, If you are going Steam Punk look for the Central Park ,'Look at Me' strut, it's the way to Go..

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    Verne would surely have preferred copper-plated rails, not black and chrome...
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