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Old 05-11-16, 09:40 AM
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Brooks Pro Calif. Eroica edition

Nashbar has this saddle on sale for $98, free shipping. Looks purdy nice.
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Wow...thanks!
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B17, Flyer, and Pro even less. Some other good popular saddles on sale today. I may have to talk SWMBO into letting me partake
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That's $10 better than I paid in December.

Of course there's this fabulous Brooks being offered for the last 9 months locally.
Saddle by Brooks English Saddle

Nashbar's sale is 30% off their discounted prices, plus free shipping. 18 models. A C17 can be had for about $110.

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I got #17 about 6 weeks ago during a sale. I can't complain about what I paid, but it was a little more than $98.00.
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The Pro's are in honey, "tan" with the Eroica stamping, ochre, olive, and maroon. The latter three are interesting colors, look like they might go well with the usual colors for NAHBS-style luggage, though not with any of my bikes. No black, though there are black B17N's.

I might however wind up with an SMP
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That is a great deal a Brooks ProEroica, but I feel like I should have done the ride before I buy the saddle. Kind of like wearing the concert t-shirt and not seeing the band.
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That is a great deal a Brooks ProEroica, but I feel like I should have done the ride before I buy the saddle. Kind of like wearing the concert t-shirt and not seeing the band.
Great post, and it gets into an interesting grey area...

Let's say you've seen the band...and the shirt you bought at the time is old/trashed. Can you buy a shirt (not at the concert) and wear it in good faith? What if it's a band you've seen, but a different concert?
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That is a great deal a Brooks ProEroica, but I feel like I should have done the ride before I buy the saddle. Kind of like wearing the concert t-shirt and not seeing the band.
You mean not all those people went to Harvard!
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I wear a Temple sweat shirt and I never went to Temple. My school was TINY with no sports teams (unless you count drum circles, hacky sack and ultimate frisbee). My post-undergrad I did on the cheap at a few different schools, mostly community colleges. I wear a Temple sweat shirt because my dad is alumni and we've been going to temple games our whole lives.
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Nashbar - Welcome!

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Great post, and it gets into an interesting grey area...

Let's say you've seen the band...and the shirt you bought at the time is old/trashed. Can you buy a shirt (not at the concert) and wear it in good faith? What if it's a band you've seen, but a different concert?
The first Big concert I ever went to was the Van Halen Running with the Devil tour. I made the mistake of buying the cheaper shirts out in the Spectrum parking lot. It was a rag after not to long. If I bought another now it would not really replace the original.

I would definitely feel like a poser wearing a Harvard shirt. You must have gone to the school or have a close family member attend to wear any college's shirt.
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The first Big concert I ever went to was the Van Halen Running with the Devil tour. I made the mistake of buying the cheaper shirts out in the Spectrum parking lot. It was a rag after not to long. If I bought another now it would not really replace the original.

I would definitely feel like a poser wearing a Harvard shirt. You must have gone to the school or have a close family member attend to wear any college's shirt.
The Spectrum was just the WORST venue...until I went to a show at the ice palace in tampa.
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Got one of these to go on the Bianchi L'Eroica I won at the California event auction on Saturday night.

Figured since I did the ride (and bought the t-shirt ) it would be appropriate.
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I would love to get another B17N in black. Sale price too but bad cash level, always the way it is!

i don't even wear or own a shirt from any of the places I went to college. Not my thing.
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Got one of these to go on the Bianchi L'Eroica I won at the California event auction on Saturday night.

Figured since I did the ride (and bought the t-shirt ) it would be appropriate.
NOW this is what its all about! Way cool!

(ps. / re: about the other saddle thing.... PM)
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I didn't go there, but I do feel a connection with Temple sports teams. I've been going to games for 30+ years...and I associate it with my dad I guess. I never wore/owned a shirt from my alumni, but I do like to wear Temple. Villanova's success in the tournament probably further drives it...man I hate that team/school. I'm still ticked we let those brats parade around town.
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All righty now, who's buying the 'durty' T shirt?

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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
I wear a Temple sweat shirt and I never went to Temple. My school was TINY with no sports teams (unless you count drum circles, hacky sack and ultimate frisbee). My post-undergrad I did on the cheap at a few different schools, mostly community colleges. I wear a Temple sweat shirt because my dad is alumni and we've been going to temple games our whole lives.
I can't see a dude in a Temple sweater/sweatshirt without thinking of Bill Cosby.
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Argh, great deals but I need the antique brown...

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My school was TINY with no sports teams (unless you count drum circles, hacky sack and ultimate frisbee).
New College in Sarasota, FL?
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Originally Posted by rccardr View Post
Got one of these to go on the Bianchi L'Eroica I won at the California event auction on Saturday night.

Figured since I did the ride (and bought the t-shirt ) it would be appropriate.
Didn't they say that your bike came with the Eroica California logo'ed saddle? Maybe I imagined that.
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Argh, great deals but I need the antique brown...



New College in Sarasota, FL?
Not sure how you went there?
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Oh, New College just fits your description to a T so I thought it might be that. My brother is an alum.
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