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198? Traveler. Salvageable Brooks?

Old 06-20-14, 10:13 PM
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198? Traveler. Salvageable Brooks?

Saved this traveler from the dump. Trying to figure out the year, I feel like it's mid 80's, but the online catalogs were no help. Drivetrain was all Suntour AR, with a Suntour perfect freewheel. A Brooks saddles was attached, you can see the condition in the pics. Is it restore-able? If so how? Thanks for any and all help.
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Old 06-20-14, 11:51 PM
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Looks like the leather is cracked at the nose rivets - itsa goner.
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Yeah, you could try riding it, but it will most likely break sooner than later. If you want a high quality replacement for that old cracked leather contact BF member [MENTION=73614]rhm[/MENTION], he recovers Brooks and other leather saddle frames with fresh leather. It's not dirt cheap, but it's good stuff. I've tried two of his saddles, a really soft B17 re-do and a nice stiff one with really thick leather.
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You have a 1983 Traveler. Note the charcoal/silver alternate paint.

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Originally Posted by randomgear
Looks like the leather is cracked at the nose rivets - itsa goner.
+1 this.

But you could conceivably have the leather replaced.
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+1 on RHM. Rudi is a great guy to deal with and his saddles are nice! I have one on my commuter and intend on getting another...
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