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What years was this Brooks Pro made?

Old 08-02-12, 04:56 PM
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What years was this Brooks Pro made?

This is the style Brooks Pro I like. What years was it produced? and when was the change to the covered nose version?

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Old 08-02-12, 05:19 PM
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Have you checked the underside for the date code?
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It's obviously a '74. Wha? ...are you kidding? How can we tell from one fuzzy pic?

Neat bike.
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Not my bike. just wondering when the change from open nose to covered nose happened.
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Ah. I see. That's way above my grade.
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I am not sure the cut of the leather at the nose is a chronological indicator; I heard somewhere the different cuts were just different models that might have been offered concurrently. One thing for sure is that I don't know.
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I had one of those, purchased new around 1976 or so; think I paid around $50 CA (I had succumbed to the leather saddle koolaid) . Never got it broken in to a comfortable state (I weighed less than 125# at the time), so my dad helped me out by taking it off my hands for a fair price, IIRC, and I don't know what became of it since. In retrospect, I should have kept it, at least for nostalgia's sake, but heck, I was 15 at the time.
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Not my bike. just wondering when the change from open nose to covered nose happened.
If it's any help, my 1973 Brooks Pro is an "open nose" design (and still diamond hard, too!)
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Snub nosed pro...lots of early 70's bikes had them. Mine came from a shop the closed doors around 68 but I think he ordered in stock and continued to take on jobs he liked.

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