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Old 08-13-05, 03:23 PM   #1
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Montreal cyclists: Brooks saddle source?

I called all of the LBS' in the Ottawa phone book today - all 20 of them. Nobody stocks Brooks leather saddles.

Any Montrealers have a recommendation for an LBS in your city that carries Brooks'?
I make occasional trips there or could order via phone. Thanks folks.

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I find it hard to believe that none of the shops in that area can order you a Brooks saddle! Try www.permaco.com, they have good prices and are in Ohio so it's not too far from Ottawa.
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Bicycletterie J.R. (J.R. Cyclery) stocks the B-17 and a few other models. They are located on Rachel Street, a few blocks East of Saint-Laurent Blvd. I am aware of a couple of other shops that would have no problem ordering them.

But if you have to do a special trip to Montréal just for that, I would suggest that you order from Wallingford in Louisiana. They have a very good return policy. No personal experience with them, but I know 2 persons who have good experience.
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Bicycletterie J.R. (J.R. Cyclery) stocks the B-17 and a few other models. They are located on Rachel Street, a few blocks East of Saint-Laurent Blvd. I am aware of a couple of other shops that would have no problem ordering them.

But if you have to do a special trip to Montréal just for that, I would suggest that you order from Wallingford in Louisiana. They have a very good return policy. No personal experience with them, but I know 2 persons who have good experience.
But if he knows he will like (or most likely will like) the B17, why pay the extra $20. or so that Wallbike charges for the 6-month return?
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Hey! Thanks guys. I made a few calls - turns out there's a bike shop in Toronto that stocks a bunch of Brooks saddles. They had the B67 Honey and are shipping today.

CycleTherapy was the shop and the fellow I was coresponding with was Tomas.

Get this: I sent an email at MIDNIGHT on Saturday. He replied at 1am.
And then again several times Sunday. That's service. SOLD! He got my business.
www.cycletherapy.ca

I emailed a few other shops and got no reply. One shop replied that they didn't stock Brooks but suggested another shop - definately appreciated. They get a gold star for that.

I suspect I'll be seeing email replies trickle in over the next while but I'll have to send my regrets.

Email's gotta be treated as urgently as the phone.
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Hey! Thanks guys. I made a few calls - turns out there's a bike shop in Toronto that stocks a bunch of Brooks saddles. They had the B67 Honey and are shipping today.
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But if he knows he will like (or most likely will like) the B17, why pay the extra $20. or so that Wallbike charges for the 6-month return?
Wallingford is pretty competitive with LBS prices for Brooks saddles. Not too many places charge what aebike does.
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Urbane Cyclist in Toronto stocks them too. But I don't know if they would answer emails at midnight.
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Follow up: found out today that Swift's are back-ordered, for how long I don't know. I'm an LBS employee, and I can't get 'em either!
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