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Old 06-22-12, 05:35 PM
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Question on aesthetics

There may be an opportunity to nab a very lightly used Brooks Professional saddle for an extremely low price. It is brown leather. Would it look alright with a lightish greenish frame color and white cork tape handles? Or should I stick with the black seat?
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Old 06-22-12, 05:37 PM
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Sounds promising to me.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:14 PM
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It kinda depends on what color pants you wear. If you wear pants any color other than black, get the brown saddle because it won't stain them. If you wear black pants, you can get the black saddle because the stain will be black. If it's the look of the bike you're concerned about... well, I can't advise. The color of the saddle never bothers me when I'm on the bike, because I can't even see it.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:18 PM
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Green frame / brown saddle is a classic English look.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:18 PM
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I have a Brooks Pro honey on my green Raleigh with white bar tape, and it looks very nice, at least to my eyes.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:25 PM
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No matter how hard you try there will always be someone who is going to tell you are doing it wrong -this goes double for anything regarding aesthetics.

Just do what you like and please your eye and forget what other people say or think -they don't do it very often anyhow.

I sort of like what rhm says. I can't see the saddle when I'm sitting on it. Fit/feel is everything. My butt is blind -but it sure has a lot of feeling.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:34 PM
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Brown goes with anything, but I'd agree it's classic w/ green.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:39 PM
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You'll find a use for it even if you don't use it on this bike. I'd buy any cheap Brooks that I found.
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Old 06-22-12, 06:41 PM
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Works for me.
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Works for me.
Beautiful!
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Originally Posted by due ruote View Post
Works for me.
Where did you find that pump boss?
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Old 06-22-12, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
No matter how hard you try there will always be someone who is going to tell you are doing it wrong.
Don't listen to him. He's doing it all wrong.


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Old 06-22-12, 07:49 PM
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
Don't listen to him. He's doing it all wrong.


Good one!
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Old 06-23-12, 01:01 PM
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Where did you find that pump boss?
ebay.uk
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Old 06-23-12, 01:17 PM
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The bar tape is the culprit, in most cases it should pull in the frame, decals or the saddle color.
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Another vote for great combo! I had a green Raleigh w honey brooks and it was BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 06-23-12, 03:40 PM
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Buy the saddle if it's in good condition. Worry about other stuff.
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