brooks

  1. C

    Brooks renovation

    Long story, but I have been swapping saddles on a few bikes recently. It left my Raleigh Competition without a saddle, so I started browsing eBay but people want too much for old tatty Brooks saddles. So I thought it may be an idea to have a go at renovating an old B15 which I picked up a few...
  2. gom

    Brooks tension nut slipping

    The tension nut on my road bike’s B17 slowly turns under tension - and my weight - resulting in excessive sagging. Any tips to stop this?
  3. taximan

    Brooks saddle failure

    I bought a Sun Snipe Bike in 1962. It was fitted with a Brooks B17 saddle which outlived the bike by many years and has been in more or less constant use on a series of other bikes for almost 60 years . Sadly however I think it has come to the end of the road as the leather has started to split...
  4. Johnsco

    Brooks saddle failure.

    Can you beat a Brooks saddle ? Well - It's looks like you can. This Brooks B5N was fitted to my Carlton road bike in the early 1970s (possibly the 1960s). I soon got used to it and used it for years, until the bike got laid up in the garage about 35 years ago. A friend of mine had borrowed it...
  5. Polite

    Brooks brown leather Pickwick bag, 26L.

    Impulse buy that now will not get any use. Tiny mark on the front from a note stuck to it with sellotape otherwise in perfect condition, it still has that beautiful leather smell. It has a separate padded laptop compartment, I had planned to use it for daily commute but my circumstances have...
  6. TTSS

    Brooks flyer special leather bike saddle - Brown. Free P & P.

    Treated and fitted but never used. I've sold my touring bike and this, sadly has to go as it just won't suit my MTB. New & boxed. It took me ages to get hold of this as everyone is out of stock even when they say they aren't ! Collection preferred but I will post to standard UK post codes...
  7. funk2monk

    Brooks Saddle

    Would anyone know the age of this Brooks B90/3 saddle please. Not seen the Brooks logo written like this so guessing it’s an early one?
  8. Cycleops

    Any Brooks experts?

    While browsing in one of the local bike shops that sell used bikes from Europe and the US I spied a very dirty and dusty Brooks saddle. I asked the owner how much he wanted for it and he said 2Ocedis (about £3) so I took it. It’s a Swift, but the sides seem to have moved out a little. Can this...
  9. Dwn

    Brooks Flyer - noisy

    A few months ago I decided to try out a Brooks Flyer on my hybrid bike, having previously had a B17. It was fine at first, but recently had developed a horrible, loud, creaking noise from (I think) the springs. I've tried a bit of oil but it seems to make no difference. Is this normal for...
  10. TTSS

    For Sale: Titanium Brooks B17 Special - Dark Brown. Sold

    For Sale: My Brooks B17 Special Titanium version with Ti rear saddle loops. Never been adjusted. Always used Brooks Proofide on it. It looks black in certain light but it's Chestnut Brown. It's in lovely condition with a few marks and a slight scuff when my bike got caught in the wind as I...
  11. S

    Brooks Cambium saddles - ?

    I use my Dawes Fox to commute during these sunny days, but having been so used to the B.17 on my 'regular' commuting bike, in comparison, the Viscount VRT on my Dawes is now less than comfy over distance. :dry: As the Dawes is only used during the summer on alternate weeks, there's no point in...
  12. H

    Breaking in a Brooks Saddle

    I'm fitting a brand new black Brooks Swift saddle to my restored Holdsworth Mistral and must confess I've never owned a Brooks.........would be very grateful for advice on any pre-treatment to the leather that will improve water resistance and perhaps help "break in." I've a horrible feeling the...
  13. olivertomberry

    Brooks C17

    Anyone tried one? How comfy are they? Durability? All feedback gratefully received...
  14. D

    Brooks Hoxton wire basket

    As anyone got for sale a Brooks Hoxton basket Thanks
  15. russ.will

    Brooks Cambium equivalent to Swallow

    I bought a Brooks Swallow to compliment the build I did of a Classic Raleigh frame. I chose it based on its width being basically the same (153mm v 155mm) of my Specialized Romin Evo Pro; a saddle that was chosen (with guidance) as suiting my arse and riding profile. The thing is, with less...
  16. fixedfixer

    Now SOLD: Brooks Ladies Standard B17S saddle

    The Brooks Ladies Standard B17S in tan leather with black rails is in really good condition, has been used but not a lot. The adjuster remains in original position,no stretched leather etc. Great saddle in a great colour that would complement any bike. Comes with that nice little adjusting...
  17. rogerzilla

    Is this Brooks dead?

    Tear right through to underside, not a surface crack (which will usually heal with Proofide and use). Ebay photos didn't show it clearly and it's not mentioned in the description.
  18. Hugh Jampton

    Is Brooks Leather Bar tape still good?

    Hi Guys Recently invested in a Brooks saddle for my bike. After a few hundred miles riding, this is now becoming very comfortable and my ass is very glad of it! Now to balance the look of the bike and to obey Velominati Rule#8 i would like to add the matching Brooks leather bar tape. Pricing...
  19. biggs682

    2 x Brooks B17 champion standard SOLD

    First up is this Black Brooks B17 champion standard leather saddle with little signs of usage , some marks on rails where it's been clamped . Some very light scuffing on rear corners but that's about it . Asking £45 plus £5 postage or can be collected from nn8 Wellingborough postcode . Sold...
  20. lilolee

    SOLD Brooks Cambium Saddles

    Brooks Cambium C15 Natural Rubber Saddle. Slate Grey (carved) and Natural Both in Good Used condition and very comfortable (I just slightly preferred the C17) Natural £50 inc P&P Slate £55 inc P&P
  21. Andy in Germany

    Breaking in a Brooks...

    My brooks Flyer has arrived. Happiness reigns. Next question: is it wise to put it on the bike ready for a hopefully 100k ride on Wednesday? On the one hand I don't have a Brooks shaped backside, but on the other my last saddle broke in way faster as soon as I started making longer rides...
  22. jamin100

    Brooks C15 Saddle

    Brooks C15 saddle. used condition, 2nd class postage included in price £65
  23. Andy in Germany

    Alternatives to Brooks saddle Proofhide

    What alternatives are there to the Proofhide for Brooks saddles? The stuff Brooks sell seems very pricey but there must be people putting wax into leather that isn't Brooks approved. Any suggestions?
  24. biggs682

    Brooks B17 Standard laced with aged finish New SOLD

    Brooks b17 standard laced aged finish . Brand new never used or mounted see pictures , complete with original box , spanner and instruction paperwork . Saddle has been removed from the backing card as has the spanner . Collection from nn8 Wellingborough postcode or can be posted . Asking £60...
  25. Polite

    Brooks B17 saddle in honey. *SOLD*

    Used but unwanted or needed anymore. £30 plus postage (collect Hove) or sensible offer. PayPal friends and family. Thank you.
  26. robgul

    Brooks B17 Special in brown

    Brooks B17 Special in Brown (large copper rivets and copper plated rails) Brand new, removed from a new bike. RRP is £122, best price online is £95 - asking £75 incl delivery. Please PM Rob
  27. EltonFrog

    * SOLD* Brooks Challenge Saddle Bag. Brown.

    Used but in very good condition. Recently treated with proof hide. £35.00 inc p&p. Payment by BACs.
  28. C

    Brooks B17 or B17 narrow?

    Hi, I've ordered a bike and it comes with a Brooks b17 saddle. I have the option of swopping it for a brookes b17 narrow but I haven't sat on either and can't get to anywhere that has them in stock to compare I'm sure the b17 is very comfy but the narrow seems to be a shape I'm more used to...
  29. gareth01244

    Brooks cambium C17 slate

    I have for sale a brooks cambium c17 in the slate finish. It's been out on about 5 rides and is like new, I'm selling it as I have replaced it with a specialized romin to match my main bike. Looking for £52 posted.
  30. russ.will

    Brooks saddle sizing

    I've picked up a nice Raleigh SPD 531 frame that [owing to a rattle can spray job] is ripe for doing a post-modern restoration - New groupset etc, but keeping the look as retro as possible. This means I want my first, overdue, Brooks saddle but even the sportier numbers seem to be wide compared...
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