Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

They weren't all Brooks

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

They weren't all Brooks

Old 10-23-14, 11:12 AM
  #1  
frameteam2003
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Pleasanton Tx
Posts: 1,214

Bikes: old,older.and very old

Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 31 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
They weren't all Brooks

frameteam2003 is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 12:27 PM
  #2  
nlerner
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15,668
Mentioned: 402 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2955 Post(s)
Liked 3,682 Times in 1,647 Posts
nlerner is online now  
Old 10-23-14, 12:33 PM
  #3  
bike_forever
Senior Member
 
bike_forever's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
No, but Brooks still ROCKS!
bike_forever is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 12:54 PM
  #4  
non-fixie 
Shifting is fun!
 
non-fixie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South Holland, NL
Posts: 10,195

Bikes: Yes, please.

Mentioned: 260 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1880 Post(s)
Liked 2,600 Times in 1,143 Posts
Donza:

__________________
Woo hoo!










Last edited by non-fixie; 10-24-14 at 05:11 AM. Reason: added name for better searchability
non-fixie is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 02:09 PM
  #5  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 23,506

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 136 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2950 Post(s)
Liked 1,975 Times in 1,181 Posts
Don't forget Ideale, which shared that lofty pedestal with Brooks, back in the day:



JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 07:36 PM
  #6  
Velognome 
Get off my lawn!
 
Velognome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Garden State
Posts: 6,253

Bikes: 1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 93 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 75 Times in 38 Posts
A Wright saddle in the throws of death
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
PC310352.jpg (81.5 KB, 274 views)
Velognome is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 08:18 PM
  #7  
cb400bill
Forum Moderator
 
cb400bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Kalamazoo MI
Posts: 20,377

Bikes: Fuji SL2.1 Carbon Di2 Cannondale Synapse Alloy 4 Trek Checkpoint ALR gravel Viscount Aerospace Pro Schwinn Paramount PDG 5 Colnago Classic Rabobank

Mentioned: 51 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2741 Post(s)
Liked 4,396 Times in 2,621 Posts
Retired Middlemore's

__________________
Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
Fenders protect you from tire splatter. Mudguards protect you from tyre splatter.







cb400bill is offline  
Old 10-23-14, 08:46 PM
  #8  
unworthy1
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,883
Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 978 Post(s)
Liked 491 Times in 402 Posts
Italia, probably morphed into Selle Italia but I'm not sure
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
ItaliaSide.jpg (68.7 KB, 30 views)
File Type: jpg
ItaliaStmp.jpg (69.7 KB, 27 views)
unworthy1 is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 03:15 AM
  #9  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 11,292
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2478 Post(s)
Liked 2,141 Times in 899 Posts
FISEA

1953 Bianchi Selvino 019 by iabisdb, on Flickr
iab is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 03:16 AM
  #10  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 11,292
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2478 Post(s)
Liked 2,141 Times in 899 Posts
Record

Cinelli_Model_B 057 by iabisdb, on Flickr
iab is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 03:18 AM
  #11  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 11,292
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2478 Post(s)
Liked 2,141 Times in 899 Posts
Italia

Italia Saddle 1 by iabisdb, on Flickr
iab is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 03:20 AM
  #12  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 11,292
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2478 Post(s)
Liked 2,141 Times in 899 Posts
Super Rosa

untitled4 by iabisdb, on Flickr
iab is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 03:21 AM
  #13  
iab
Senior Member
 
iab's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NW Burbs, Chicago
Posts: 11,292
Mentioned: 176 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2478 Post(s)
Liked 2,141 Times in 899 Posts
FNI

wolsitsaddleplate by iabisdb, on Flickr
iab is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 05:22 AM
  #14  
long john
Senior Member
 
long john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 689

Bikes: cuevas

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am riding the same large bim on my cargo bike and a middle more swallow on my single speed now both great all nos with bags.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (91.9 KB, 67 views)
long john is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 06:01 AM
  #15  
Road Fan
Senior Member
 
Road Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 16,058

Bikes: 1980 Masi, 1984 Mondonico, 1984 Trek 610, 1980 Woodrup Giro, 2005 Mondonico Futura Leggera ELOS, 1967 PX10E, 1971 Peugeot UO-8

Mentioned: 43 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1514 Post(s)
Liked 414 Times in 320 Posts
Originally Posted by unworthy1 View Post
Italia, probably morphed into Selle Italia but I'm not sure
I'd expect yes, since "Selle" simply means saddle.
Road Fan is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 06:20 AM
  #16  
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Posts: 19,772

Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...

Mentioned: 551 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1863 Post(s)
Liked 393 Times in 259 Posts


On the right, an Aquila track saddle. It's pretty ruined but very cool. Instead of recovering it, made a (rather approximate) copy using an Ideale 39 frame. That's on the leftl
__________________
www.rhmsaddles.com.
rhm is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 06:40 AM
  #17  
pastorbobnlnh 
Freewheel Medic
 
pastorbobnlnh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: NH Mountains NW of Concord & Mid-GA Coast!
Posts: 12,014

Bikes: Snazzy* Schwinns, Classy Cannondales, & a Lonely '83 Santana Tandem (* Ed.)

Mentioned: 108 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 892 Post(s)
Liked 674 Times in 374 Posts
Schwinn's Sprint from the mid '60s.







A Wrights (Brooks' lesser clone at this point).
__________________
Bob
Dreaming about riding in NH's summertime while enjoying the GA coast for the remainder of the year!

Thanks for visiting my website: www.freewheelspa.com




pastorbobnlnh is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 09:09 AM
  #18  
unworthy1
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,883
Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 978 Post(s)
Liked 491 Times in 402 Posts
This is a nice collection starting to form, here...thanks to all who are sharing their "exotica"!
Anybody going to chip in with a Fujita or Belt? Parsons?
And I know there are other French brands with labels/stamps that are similar to Ideale besides BIM...
unworthy1 is offline  
Old 10-24-14, 09:27 AM
  #19  
long john
Senior Member
 
long john's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: new york
Posts: 689

Bikes: cuevas

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Hey they were in the pile I put up this morning.
long john is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 08:40 AM
  #20  
rhm
multimodal commuter
 
rhm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ, NYC, LI
Posts: 19,772

Bikes: 1940s Fothergill, 1959 Allegro Special, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1974 Fuji "the Ace", 1976 Holdsworth 650b conversion rando bike, 1983 Trek 720 tourer, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...

Mentioned: 551 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1863 Post(s)
Liked 393 Times in 259 Posts
Speedic 170GT. This is a Japanese equivalent to the Brooks Standard width B15 or B17. Note the letters TSM (Takahashi Saddle Mfg) on the lining underneath. You will see the same saddle with a ROSS (Chain Bike) stamp that's rather nice. The bolted rail is distinctive.


__________________
www.rhmsaddles.com.
rhm is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 10:19 AM
  #21  
spiker
Senior Member
 
spiker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 462

Bikes: Lotus Odyssey - Shogun 400 - '75 Raleigh Tourist - Raleigh Grand Prix - Gitane Tour de France- Schwinn Le Tour - Univega Maxima Sport (winter bike) Trek 950

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 24 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Iris.
Little I could find on it says it's Italian
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
20141029_121348.jpg (94.5 KB, 32 views)
spiker is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 11:17 AM
  #22  
badger_biker 
Senior Member
 
badger_biker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Rural Western Wisconsin
Posts: 1,486

Bikes: 10 vintage touring machines

Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 54 Posts
Old Sprint. Toughest saddle I've ever run across. I bought it used and have put a good 1000 miles on it and still no flex to it. Surprisingly it still seems pretty comfortable to me.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
IMG-20120427-00006.jpg (99.6 KB, 32 views)
File Type: jpg
IMG-20120427-00007.jpg (98.7 KB, 28 views)
__________________
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride - JFK
badger_biker is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 11:23 AM
  #23  
unworthy1
Stop reading my posts!
 
unworthy1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 11,883
Mentioned: 73 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 978 Post(s)
Liked 491 Times in 402 Posts
anybody know who in France made those "Sprints" for Schwinn? Ideale, or....?
unworthy1 is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 11:46 AM
  #24  
Oldpeddaller
Senior Member
 
Oldpeddaller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Maidstone, Kent, England
Posts: 2,636

Bikes: 1970 Holdsworth Mistral, Vitus 979, Colnago Primavera, Corratec Hydracarbon, Massi MegaTeam, 1935 Claud Butler Super Velo, Carrera Virtuoso, Viner, 1953 Claud Butler Silver Jubilee, 1954 Holdsworth Typhoon, 1966 Claud Butler Olympic Road, 1982 Claud

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Liked 8 Times in 7 Posts
No, they are not ALL Brooks:

Some are IDEALE -


...... and some are 'Just WRIGHT(S)'

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
Ideale TB90 A.jpg (64.8 KB, 40 views)
File Type: jpg
CB SV 4a.jpg (20.0 KB, 41 views)
Oldpeddaller is offline  
Old 10-29-14, 12:02 PM
  #25  
Lascauxcaveman 
Senior Member
 
Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 7,909

Bikes: A green one, "Ragleigh," or something.

Mentioned: 189 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1586 Post(s)
Liked 503 Times in 294 Posts
Some are made out the same material as your Belt:


And others are more "special"
__________________
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Trek 400 ● 1989 Bottechia Team ADR replica ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ●
Lascauxcaveman is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.