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Sozo 07-27-11 11:37 PM

never before seen Brooks Saddle is it authentic????
 
Hello cyclists, As I was searching for a Brooks saddle on the internet I came across this saddle, From what I've seen, All the Brooks saddles are studded, the thing about this saddle is......It's not studded. I want to know if this is a real Brooks Saddle. The price that he is selling it for is 50$...... Can anyone verify if its an authentic Brooks?

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/1892/brooks1.jpg

http://img836.imageshack.us/img836/2668/brooks2.jpg




http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/3459/brooks3.jpg

horribleoldman 07-27-11 11:39 PM

yes it's authentic, but you don't want it. It's stretched vinyl over a plastic shell

Sozo 07-27-11 11:42 PM


Originally Posted by horribleoldman (Post 12997773)
yes it's authentic, but you don't want it. It's stretched vinyl over a plastic shell

Thanks for the reply! By any chance you do have any info about these, and when they were made? etc.....

horribleoldman 07-27-11 11:46 PM

Bike boom era 70's to 80's

Sozo 07-27-11 11:50 PM


Originally Posted by horribleoldman (Post 12997788)
Bike boom era 70's to 80's

Is this seat special/rare? How much is it actually worth?

horribleoldman 07-27-11 11:53 PM


Originally Posted by Sozo (Post 12997796)
Is this seat special/rare? How much is it actually worth?

$10 bucks at most, it would be in the Hati bin at my shop.
You can regularly find used b-17s at swaps for about $50 bucks. Keep looking hombre

mkeller234 07-27-11 11:54 PM


Originally Posted by horribleoldman (Post 12997801)
$10 bucks at most, it would be in the Hati bin at my shop.
You can regularly find used b-17s at swaps for about $50 bucks. Keep looking hombre

+1, it's nothing valuable.

SoreFeet 07-27-11 11:55 PM

Get a B17 Standard Brooks for 90$...It will be soft and break in quick....But it'll be a real leather one. Despite my recent bad experience with Brooks I can bring it to myself to forgive them. I'm hoping the new line of Select Saddles will represent the true hallmark of quality. Old brooks saddles can be had for 50$...just make sure to inspect the hide and also try to check the tension bolt for play. A saddle that looks perfectly formed may have a loose tension bolt. If it's really sloppy then it's probably shot.

Sozo 07-28-11 12:00 AM

Ohkay! Thanks for all the help guys! :D

wahoonc 07-28-11 03:33 AM

They also made the vinyl mattress type saddles you see on the lower end Raleigh Sports.

Aaron :)


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