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Why no white saddles of any description?
A> Producing white leather is a much longer process that our production schedule will not allow for.
I rode a B15 Swallow Titanium around the world last year. It broke in quickly, leaving me with 18,000 miles to count my blessings for a superb choice. The titanium rails in particular provided slight flex - absorbing some road vibration. The general design and quality suited my (quite demanding) needs perfectly and it was utterly reliable.
I didn’t look after it well at all: I failed to shield it from the rain and I nourished it only with olive oil and sweet. Yet it still looks like it could do the same distance again without worry.
I’ve “retired” that particular bike now so I can always look back at the machine exactly as I rode it through triumph and adversity (my journey set a Guinness World Record). Most components are badly worn anyway, but retiring that saddle feels like a crime – thankfully I have more bikes and more Brooks saddles for more adventures!
More of a general comment on the service received concerning a new saddle that turned out to be defective - the problem was resolved extremely well by Brooks who definitely went "above and beyond" duty's call. Gold Standard!
The replacement saddle has had its maiden run and is perfect.
I guess that this saddle might be congenial with a racing bicycle, however, I "misused" it as a saddle for my touring bicycle and it lost suspension very quickly until the extent where it couldn't be further suspended (after about half a year and very roughly esteemed 8'000 km). I sent it to the retailer and fortunately, they gave me a new saddle.
A> This saddle is really only for use with racing bicycles, we're afraid.
I am 12 years old and want to have a brooks saddle. I've read on your webpage that people thinks the seats are very comforrable. I'm about 1.7 meters high. Would I could experience the same comfort?
A> Yes, you can also expect to enjoy great comfort when using the Swallow. Happy Riding!
I am having a problem with my B17 ladies saddle in so much as it stains my clothing. I have used the proofhide on it from time to time, but I think the black colour must come out of it as the seat of my trousers, after riding the bike for a while, turns grey.
I have had the saddle for 3 years now and do not want to change it as I have broken it in nicely, but do need a solution. Do you have one? (apart from wearing black trousers all the time!!!)
A> All leather saddles (including the ones made by our competitors) stain light clothing over time. The best solution is to use a saddle cover when wearing light trousers. This is also the reason that cycling shorts traditionally are black.
love my black bike.shame b15 swallow select with only one clour would look silly.
any chance of a black one with copper rivets? in hope, Roger Higgs
A> Not this year Roger, but in the future who knows?
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