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Old 08-16-05, 10:37 PM
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The latest word on Brooks

From Wallingford's site:

Sunday, August 14th
Saddle Prices Up - Shipping Cost Down

We have received new price lists from our Brooks distributors and, as promised, saddle prices are up. Some saddles, like the ti models, quite a bit, some not so much. A few have stayed the same and we were able to lower the prices on a couple of models.



Friday, August 12th
New Brooks Products

We have word that there are some interesting new Brooks items in the pipeline. Like:

* Leather handlebar wrap
* B.17N models that are drilled and laced
* Production Swallows in 3 colors (same as limited edition but edge is straight cut, no stitching)
* Leather mud flaps
* Team Pro with titanium frame

The soonest we would have most of this stuff would be October. Could be later. But it is coming. This is all we know for now.
As for me, I'm looking forward to the Ti Pro. It's about time us Pro fans get a Ti frame!!
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Old 08-17-05, 05:33 AM
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Titanium railed B-17's under $140 bucks on another site. I was going to buy one for a bike I haven't even thought about building up yet!
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Originally Posted by Bekologist
Titanium railed B-17's under $140 bucks on another site. I was going to buy one for a bike I haven't even thought about building up yet!
Even if you don't use it for awhile, a Brooks is nice to just look at!

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Well with the price of some plastic saddles approaching $200
I'm not surprized to see Brooks upping their price.
Isn't the Ti Railed Pro the Swift?

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* Leather handlebar wrap
As Beck would say from his new CD, "Hell Yeah. Please Enjoy."

I can't wait. I'm giddity giggity goo with excitement since my new bike should be built in October.
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Does anyone else have un-kind memories of the stitched on leather handlebar wrap from the '80's?
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Brooks is no longer offering the B17 in honey.
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Originally Posted by jur
Brooks is no longer offering the B17 in honey.
Brooks sells the B17 Special in honey...and it's a great saddle.
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Originally Posted by lotek
Well with the price of some plastic saddles approaching $200
I'm not surprized to see Brooks upping their price.
Isn't the Ti Railed Pro the Swift?

Marty
No, the Pro is 8-10 mm. wider than the Swift. The Pro has never had the Ti frame until (according to the rumor) they come out with it this fall/winter.
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Originally Posted by onbike 1939
Brooks sells the B17 Special in honey...and it's a great saddle.
I meant the B17 Standard. I still got one, one of the last ones because they had to search all over to fill my order, at the same price as the black B17 Standard. Now if you want honey you're screwed, you have to pay the Special price.
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