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Old 07-04-12, 12:06 AM
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A Brooks Pro.

A.K.A., "Show us your Brooks Professionals," at rootboy's suggestion.

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This picture is for silvercreek - thanks again!



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Old 07-04-12, 04:22 AM
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Wow, that is a nice one there!
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Hmmmm. Did Silvercreek finally dish off that saddle he was monkeying with forever?
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Great picture Kurt! It is a beauty.

I see at least one chrome P-13 still lives in the bedroom! Looks to be the newer one. Did the '70 sell?
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That has to be the nicest vintage Brooks Pro I have ever seen. Pefrect patina, and just the right aount of wear. Want to trade a Pre Softened for it?
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That's a beauty. Maybe we should do a "Show us your Brooks Pro" thread.
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Originally Posted by rootboy View Post
Hmmmm. Did Silvercreek finally dish off that saddle he was monkeying with forever?
That's the one. It's destined for a '79 Raleigh Pro Mk.V.

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Great picture Kurt! It is a beauty.

I see at least one chrome P-13 still lives in the bedroom! Looks to be the newer one. Did the '70 sell?
The '70 now belongs to a gentleman by the name of Emil who commutes between Miami and Massachusetts - I'll probably wind up packing it for him later this year. The '72 is staying, though Emil mentioned that Elton over at Harris Cyclery may be interested in it.

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That's a beauty. Maybe we should do a "Show us your Brooks Pro" thread.
Excellent idea - in fact, let's start it right here. I'll start us off with some of mine (including some no longer with me):















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Old 07-04-12, 10:52 AM
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Mine's not vintage, but here it is in the rain, working on it's "patina". 2 year-old brown Alpe d'huez edition:

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Pro Select

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1973 Brooks Pro



Forty years old and still as hard as a sunbaked 2 x 4!
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Another '73. Ditto on the hardness. Perfecto.
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Brooks Team Pro. circa '77-'78. Not Pre-Softened. A very comfortable saddle.

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1967 Brooks Pro:

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Also a 1973. 'Twas a good year, I guess.


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I'll add a few from my collection. First up, a blue one.



Second, a scary one.



Third, an old and unusual one (which might be traded to rhm by the middle of the month).





And, finally, a real Honey of a Pro.

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My '73 Pro...



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Brooks Professional by djk762, on Flickr

with Acorn Saddle Bag

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ca. 1980 saddle on my ca. 1974 Davidson. Very comfortable, and has vent holes:
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Originally Posted by inkandsilver View Post
Also a 1973. 'Twas a good year, I guess.


That is one beautiful saddle.
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ca. 1980 saddle on my ca. 1974 Davidson. Very comfortable, and has vent holes:
A Professional Select, I see.

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A Professional Select, I see.

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Is that what it is? Maybe I knew that, and forgot it. I knew the vent holes make it a bit different. You can see the stamping is almost worn smooth, but I can just make out "Professional." Even though this one has many miles on it, it's holding up very well, and is still very comfortable.
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Is that what it is? Maybe I knew that, and forgot it. I knew the vent holes make it a bit different. You can see the stamping is almost worn smooth, but I can just make out "Professional." Even though this one has many miles on it, it's holding up very well, and is still very comfortable.
That's what it is. Have a look at afilado's picture for an example of the side stamp.

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All but one (non-mountain) bike I ride regularly has a Brooks Pro on it these days.

The one currently seeing the most non-commuting miles: 1980



The 'still getting broken in but will never be as nice as the vintage Pros' modern Team Pro.




The one I ride every day, hiding from the rain and the saddle-snatchers.


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