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Old 04-11-13, 07:36 PM   #1
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Fake Brooks saddle? How can you tell?

The Brooks site warns of fakes and copies.

With all the online dealers, how can you tell if you got a fake?

Is Amazon ok? Modernbike.com?

Anyone know?
They have nice prices sometimes.
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Old 04-11-13, 08:56 PM   #2
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Amazon can be tricky since they sell their products and "front" for many smaller vendors. Direct from Amazon, probably Ok. Other vendors: I'd trust only if they were a well-known retailer. The same for other web sites. If you've done business with then for years, there's no reason you couldn't trust them for Brooks. You could always call and ask if they are an authorized Brooks dealer. Obviously a "Brooks" on ebay with a Buy it Now price for $49. delivered from Taiwan is likely a fake.
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Old 04-12-13, 02:06 AM   #3
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how can you tell if you got a fake?
The leather is really plastic?
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Fake or Stolen.. if the price is too good to be true..

Provenance, ..

Buying from a Bike Shop you know, and like, is a big help.

Ie, not buying online..
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