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Old 11-23-21, 01:30 PM
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Goldilocks reject Brooks Pro saddle, $40 shipped


I have two Brooks Professional saddles that I acquired with the intention of putting new leather on them, but decided the existing leather wasn't bad enough to be replaced. The leather is not torn at the rivets, and there is no major damage. I won't ride them, but maybe someone will. So here's the deal: if you want one of these saddles, you can have it for $40. I will spend about half of that money sending it to you. If you get some years of use out of it, maybe it will be worth it. I don't know how much use either saddle will give you before it fails. When that happens, send it back to me and I will reimburse your shipping cost, which will eat up the rest of the $40. If you don't like those terms, suggest an alternative.



This is the one on the right. If Goldilocks tried it, I believe she would say it's it too soft. When I press on the top with my thumb, I can push it down 1/2" or a bit more. It has small steel rivets. I am not sure how old it is, maybe about 20 years.



This is the one on the left. If Goldilocks tried this one, she might say it's too hard. It has some give in it, but maybe not quite enough (pressing the top with one thumb, I can push it down about 1/4"). It has large copper rivets. Date on cantle plate: B79. I had to soak this one in water to reshape it; after that I put a tung oil finish on it. I do not know whether that was a great idea, but it gave it a shiny hard surface. I have applied neatsfoot oil underneath, but it has not softened much.

If you happen to be in New York or Philadelphia or somewhere between the two, we may be able to do this without shipping.
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I'd like to try the one on the right!
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Barely Hopeful Backup Second Dibs on the One With Such Large Rivets You Have, Grandma.
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Old 11-23-21, 02:37 PM
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LOL the post was up for 6 minutes before being dib'sed. i can't compete with you guys.
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Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
LOL the post was up for 6 minutes before being dib'sed. i can't compete with you guys.
Yeah, well, that's how it goes, ain't it? I s'pose it would have taken longer if I'd asked for more money, but I don't think these saddles are worth more.

Both saddles are spoken for, pm's received and replied; if either deal falls through, I will let bump this post.

Thanks for your interest!

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they both look great but i never used one.i fancy the modern day Flite. They would look nice on my vintage rehab project.
they appear wide.
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Funny thing is that those softened Brooks'es are really hard to find!
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If you don't like those terms, suggest an alternative.
I'm sure you could have found a straight trade for a saddle with a good frame.

But, I'm sure you have found some people who will be happy with their newish saddle.
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I see the rivets appear somewhat recessed on the larger rivet saddle. What's up with that? I have not seen a Brooks done that way before.
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I see the rivets appear somewhat recessed on the larger rivet saddle. What's up with that? I have not seen a Brooks done that way before.

Bad photography, that's all! The leather has shrunk a bit and receded around some of the rivets, which is, I think, what you're seeing.
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