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Let's see your Brooks on your favorite steed!

Old 03-22-12, 06:51 AM
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Let's see your Brooks on your favorite steed!

I just got this Leather Brooks Swift Saddle and put it on my Gios Professional to match my Campy Components. Let's see yours!

Very comfy!














It's like having a new bike! Bought the Brooks saddle for $50 with the box and trimmings.
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The brown leather looks like it belongs with the Gios. Nice choice.

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My green B-17, which isn't even broken in yet.
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Swift on 3 speed fixed gear


or a Flyer on the Dropbar Sports


Depends on my mood I guess?
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You're going to get a LOT of photos on this thread! My bikes wear Brooks, or they wear nothing at all.

The above isn't strictly true, I do have some Regals and a Turbo on a bike or two, but I'd change them out on rides over 30 miles. I also really want to try a Berthoud at some point...I tried an Anatomica and thought it was a steaming pile of dung.
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Here's a mattress-style Brooks on my '38 Raleigh GA.
(It is the correct saddle for this bike, and pretty comfortable at that. )





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Original Brooks Professional on my '78 Paramount. A bit discolored but in great condition.


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Originally Posted by gioscinelli View Post
I just got this Leather Brooks Swift Saddle and put it on my Gios Professional to match my Campy Components. Let's see yours!

Very comfy!


It's like having a new bike! Bought the Brooks saddle for $50 with the box and trimmings.
You can darken the cinelli cork with shoe polish. I've done it, and the color seems to hold up. (The C wing stills shows through, however.)

Edit: found a pic of mine - same tape, darkened PLUS the Brooks saddle.
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Where do I begin? How about some color?
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Originally Posted by silvercreek View Post
Original Brooks Professional on my '78 Paramount. A bit discolored but in great condition.

"discolored" holds a somewhat negative connotation for me. That thing is beautiful Dane.
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not original to the bike. but I have no idea what was;
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Classic Stallions with genuine leather Brooks. Keep the photos coming! A little bike porn is a okay!
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I've since sold the bike and saddle, but my favorite was the Brooks on my Masi. It was heavily modified, supposedly by Bittini. But I have no idea if that last part is true. Regardless, it had a beautiful, rounded shape, like a modern saddle; he had shortened the rails to give it a lower profile.


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not original to the bike. but I have no idea what was;
everything in this photo is beautiful!
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Originally Posted by KonAaron Snake View Post
You're going to get a LOT of photos on this thread! My bikes wear Brooks, or they wear nothing at all.

The above isn't strictly true, I do have some Regals and a Turbo on a bike or two, but I'd change them out on rides over 30 miles. I also really want to try a Berthoud at some point...I tried an Anatomica and thought it was a steaming pile of dung.
Let's see some pic's!
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everything in this photo is beautiful!
Thanks Dave. Including my funky old fireplace screen?
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Thanks Dave. Including my funky old fireplace screen?
Especially the screen and it's a shame that silly bike is in the way of it
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Vintage Brooks Pro (date stamp 1973) on my 1971 Mercian:

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Here's a couple of the Swift on my Centurion.


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My green B-17, which isn't even broken in yet.
Whoa , I love that colour. Any more pics?
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I have Brooks on:

'68 Super Course (B17 Imperial)
'85 Spectrum (Swift Ti)
'95 Iron Horse ARS700 (B17)
'00 Sampson Z7 (Pro Ti)
'11 Meech Cannibal (Swift Ti)

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Not necessarily my favorite bike, but dearly beloved. My bikes are like children -- I love them all in their own way. ... Oh, it's a B17 honey.
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