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Old 01-15-06, 10:13 AM   #1
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Is the B17N the only non-sprung Brooks model that comes with silver rivets as opposed to copper?

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Old 01-15-06, 11:00 AM   #2
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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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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

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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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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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