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    Crapzeit! mcatano's Avatar
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    Is the B17N the only non-sprung Brooks model that comes with silver rivets as opposed to copper?
    Last edited by mcatano; 01-15-06 at 02:29 PM.

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    Yes, from what I've been able to find.Unfortunate, really.

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    Good question. I wish I knew. I had to settle for brass on mine. Maybe it's a British thing. The brass really does not seem to go with much on most bikes.

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    Zut alors.

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    The new black Brooks Swallow comes with silver rivets. I have it in black (also have last year's hand stitched limited edition in brown). The Swallow is a fantastic and beautiful saddle!!!

    http://www.brooksengland.com/press/2...llow_Black.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braquet
    The Swallow is a fantastic and beautiful saddle!!!
    If I were a $300 saddle, I would expect myself to be fantasitc, beautiful and near to perfection.

    Maybe I'm imagining it, but didn't they once have a team pro that didn't have the copper rivets?

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    go for the springs! fear not the wide saddle! i love mine.

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    Strange... on the Brooks site, it looks like the the "ATB/Trekking" versions have chromed rivets, while the "Road/MTB" have copper. You can get a B17 std in either line... is there a difference besides the colour of the rivets?
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    I have a B17 Champion Narrow (Steel), Conquest (Copper), Black Team-Pro (Copper), Honey Team-Pro (Copper), and Honey B17 (Copper).


    BTW - Copper is not brass

    - Wil

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    the standard B-17, and B-17n come with steel. The B-17 specail comes with copper. The Ti-rail models seem to come in copper. Basically, I think the least expensive models use steel machine set rivets, the more expensive use copper hand hammered rivets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Braquet
    The new black Brooks Swallow comes with silver rivets. I have it in black (also have last year's hand stitched limited edition in brown). The Swallow is a fantastic and beautiful saddle!!!

    http://www.brooksengland.com/press/2...llow_Black.pdf

    looks just like my chopped b17 narrow, other than rail color


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