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Old 02-05-16, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by jetboy View Post
another saddle to look out for is Lycett. Good quality but lacks the Brooks name brand recognition - and its not french so also.. less fanatics

Lycett was one of Brooks' lower line brands. I'm not sure exactly what that means, whether they were made in the same factory or what, but Lycett used the same frame and hardware as Brooks, with minor differences (Brooks saddles had eyelets in the bag loops; Brooks saddles used a chromed nose piece, the Lycett version was painted black; &c). The Lycett Swallow in your photo is almost exactly the same as a Wrights Swallow. The only difference, beside the name, was that the Lycett has a badge on the back, which the Wrights lacked. I recently recovered one, which is dated 1959:

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