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Old 08-31-13, 08:04 PM   #1
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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!
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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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Functionally, what is this amazing array of sproingyness doing for one's arse?:
Functionally, the same support and comfort as this saddle:


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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