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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:48 am 
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I've got a swallow saddle, pretty cool I think. Wanted one for years as you always see Brooks saddles from years and years ago, so they must be durable!

Got a Brooks cover, so you can use the saddle in the wet and keep the leather dry 8)

Brooks seem to get better with age whereas most other seats I have definitely get worse!

Plus they are made in England!

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 10:53 am 
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I have a B15 Champion Narrow, I swapped it a while back but then traded it back because I missed it. It is heavy, rusty, cracked and a bit battered but I love it. Second hand (on a 60's road bike) when I got it and it has never been adjusted but the previous owners arse profile must have been pretty similar to mine as it has never been uncomfortable. Can be a bit slippy with lycra on though.

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The profile of the CN B15 I think is the same as the swallow but with the lowered sides covering the seatpost.

The Colt is a nice looker too, a bit more mountain bikey.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Won a copper railed and copper riveted B17 tonight, ain't decided what bike to stick it on yet though :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:04 pm 
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nice, good price? the copper rails look stunning don't they.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:13 pm 
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£50 on ebay, the copper ones look the part though, I miss my titanium railed copper riveted special I had on my jones.....


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:19 pm 
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The one I miss....really comfortable!

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From my jones thread ;)


http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... c&start=60


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Does bees wax work ok on these saddles?

Dirt cheap, under £1 a bar and used for army boots, thought they'd be good for brooks while seeing them on eBay?


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:44 pm 
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I like that Swallow model,especially the honey colour 8)
Yummmmmmy :D


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