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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 11:35 pm 
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I've got an old leather saddle (possibly a Brooks Professional) without markings on the sideflaps it has large copper rivets and there are two badge mount holes on the rear spaced 35mm apart which seem narrower than Brooks badges that I've come across before.....can anyone offer any pointers?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:31 am 
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Does it have an adjuster bolt underneath?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:40 am 
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47p2 wrote:
Does it have an adjuster bolt underneath?

....indeed it does! it all points to a Brooks "butchered" Professional but the lack of side emblems has me scratching me head


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:11 am 
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Could it have been re-covered?


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:35 am 
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San Marco Regal saddles are like this but not sure how far back they go in terms of manufacture.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:17 am 
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A Brooks saddle from the time when it was thouight important to sit on copper rather than leather. The embossed name would disappear with use and weather/leather treatment.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:58 am 
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Just roughly measured rivet spacing centre-to-centre on the top of a Brooks Pro. I suppose if anything should be measured in 'Imperial' units, it's a Brooks saddle, so here, in millimetres... :? at the rear, about 40mm between centres, about 62mm between the innermost pair. At the front (measuring 'round the bend' ) about 28mm between centres. About 43mm between the centres of the badge-rivets.

Mine's not an ancient 'Pro', fifteen years? No idea if dimensions/specifications might have changed at Brooks over the years..

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A Brooks saddle from the time when it was thouight important to sit on copper rather than leather.

I'd like to hear about that, having just gone to some trouble in order to spend less time sitting on copper and more on leather!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:28 pm 
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.... many thanks to you all for the responses so far, I guess the upshot is that it will never reveal it's true origins!! however here's a shot of the underside if that helps:
<< http://www.flickr.com/photos/57765867@N ... /lightbox/ >>


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Made in England so that rules the San Marco out


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:17 pm 
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47p2 wrote:
Made in England so that rules the San Marco out


Then I would definitely say this is a Brooks Team Pro :)


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