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Old 09-15-10, 08:49 PM   #1
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Brooks saddle help!

Evening ladies and gents,

Sorry about the obnoxious thread title, just needed an attention grabber!
I'm actually new to membership of this forum but I've been reading for quite some time now, just came across an issue I haven't seen discussed on here thus far..

I recently purchased a white Team Pro Classic Brooks Saddle from ebay, it came in original packaging and appears to be totally authentic (I payed 200 for it so it damn well better be.)

So anyway, I went to register the saddle on their website and it says I need a "production lot" in number/letter/number fashion. Brooks says this identification number can be found on the underside of the saddle. The only number pressed into the underside of my saddle is 0166 (no letter at all).

I've already fired Brooks Co. an email but I'm freaking out about the possibility of being ripped off so any insight you lovely people could offer me would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers!

-Yoni

PS If anyone would like pictures of the saddle just lemme know!
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Old 09-15-10, 09:02 PM   #2
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Have not tried to register any, but have noticed the number/letter/number stamped on the underside of B72's, B67's, B68's.
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Old 09-15-10, 09:05 PM   #3
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To be perfectly honest, I take care of my belongings so I never really register anything I buy, I'm more concerned with proving this things authenticity you know?
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Old 09-16-10, 01:49 PM   #4
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Did you recieve a certificate with it? The colored(red & white) are limited editions and come with certificates.

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Old 09-17-10, 12:37 PM   #5
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I actually did not receive a certificate with my saddle but I contacted Brooks about the issue and they were able to sort things out literally over-night! This is what was said:

Dear James,
What you have is an original Brooks saddle, I recognize the name plate and box. If you're missing the serial number, I’m afraid we forgot to put it during the production of the saddle; this is very rare but it’s the only explanation. Please, complete the [registration] using production lot this number: [removed for privacy]. This number refers to the 1st saddle of this limited edition produced and we have it here in our office.
Sorry again for the inconvenience.
Kind regards!


Thanks to some wonderful customer service I'm off to break in this beauty!
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Old 09-17-10, 01:44 PM   #6
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Register your saddle?, Before the Italians bought the company that's never mentioned as existing
or having any purpose.. what benefit does it offer ?

I got 25 & 35 year old brooks pro's they were always brown-black, no fashion colors .

Bike shorts were always black for a reason..
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Old 09-17-10, 01:57 PM   #7
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Evening ladies and gents,

Sorry about the obnoxious thread title, just needed an attention grabber!

PS If anyone would like pictures of the saddle just lemme know!
Yes, post pictures of the WHOLE SADDLE, plus pictures of the bike it's on...

Love Brooks..Got 2 of them myself...
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Old 09-17-10, 05:38 PM   #8
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Posting pics soon!

I'm afraid the bike its on is still a work in progress. She's a little shy being all dismantled and what not, I'm sure you understand. Nothing precious really except to myself, its a forgotten bicycle boom early 70s Peugeot UO8. Nice sturdy steed if you ask me, it had one foot in the grave when I found it and I decided it deserved to be loved again.

The saddle on the other hand is a dang gem! Brooks says I'll probably never see another one like it!
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