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Old May 11th 09, 09:56 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
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Last weekend while I was riding I noticed my saddle was starting to sag.
So when I got home I took it off to adjust the tension and noticed I had
reaching the last threads of the tensioning bolt.

So, after tightening it up I went online to Wallingford to check on the
prices of a new saddle, as I would be needing one eventually. Imagine my
surprise when I found out that to replace my honey-tone B-17
champion-special would set me back $135!

I decided I better get one now, goodness knows what it would be when I
really did need a new one (the Sparrow STARTS at $over $200)! I decided
to forgo the nicety of hammered copper rivets and shelled out $105 (inc.
shipping) for the B-17 standard.

When I bought the one I have now, it cost me around $70. 15 years
earlier the price was $65. This is the biggest jump in prices I have
ever seen Brooks make. I sure am glad I get 20 years use out of these
things, I seriously wonder, at these prices, how long these exquisite
saddles will be available.

Is there a way to shrink the leather and bring it back into proper
tension?

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Old May 12th 09, 01:30 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Art Harris
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Chris wrote:
Imagine my
surprise when I found out that to replace my honey-tone B-17
champion-special would set me back $135!


My favorite saddle is the Selle San Marco Rolls. I'm glad I bought a
spare a year or two ago for under $25. It's now $110 (even at
Nashbar)!

Art Harris
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Old May 12th 09, 05:00 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
landotter
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On May 12, 8:30*am, Art Harris wrote:
*Chris wrote:
Imagine my
surprise when I found out that to replace my honey-tone B-17
champion-special would set me back $135!


My favorite saddle is the Selle San Marco Rolls. I'm glad I bought a
spare a year or two ago for under $25. It's now $110 (even at
Nashbar)!

Art Harris


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.a...S&currency=USD

$60 if you get it from the UK.
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Old May 12th 09, 07:31 PM posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Art Harris
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landotter wrote:
My favorite saddle is the Selle San Marco Rolls. I'm glad I bought a
spare a year or two ago for under $25. It's now $110 (even at
Nashbar)!


http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product.a...src=froogleUS¤...

$60 if you get it from the UK.


Thanks, also $51.56 and free shipping from:

http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=S1062

That's where I got my last one, but they're not currently in stock. As
long as I already have a spare, I can wait 'em out. I still don't
understand the 100% increase.

Art Harris



 




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