B73

$ 220
B73

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Made in England

Back in the 1890s John Boultbee Brooks developed the first saddles featuring 3 springs, 2 at the rear and 1 at the front. The B73, introduced in the 1935 catalogue, is the only model still featuring this construction. The B73 is similar in shape and dimensions to B66, so it is appropriate for recreational or utility cycling in a fairly upright posture. Please note that some cyclists comment that the B73 has more lateral motion than our other saddles, because of the extra front spring.

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Back in the 1890s John Boultbee Brooks developed the first saddles featuring 3 springs, 2 at the rear and 1 at the front. The B73, introduced in the 1935 catalogue, is the only model still featuring this construction. The B73 is similar in shape and dimensions to B66, so it is appropriate for recreational or utility cycling in a fairly upright posture. Please note that some cyclists comment that the B73 has more lateral motion than our other saddles, because of the extra front spring.

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  • Length : 260mm
  • Width : 205mm
  • Height : 114mm
  • Weight : 1120g
  • Frame : Steel
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8/1/2011
Written by Rene van Mierlo
B73
just added the B73 to my Dutch Priest bike

it looks fantastic

the ride is supersedes the looks
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9/16/2009
Written by Eric Noel
B73
COMMENT > I bought this saddle for my electric cruiser because all of my weight rests on the saddle. After soaking it in baby oil overnight, it only took about 50 miles to become very comfortable - which is not the case with a Masi leather saddle I own. I am impressed by the triple spring suspension (much better than a suspension seatpost). I have gone ahead and ordered a Flyer which I will be installing on a single speed road bike. I intend to dunk it in mineral oil too so that the Honey Brown turns to that deep burgundy colour and the leather gets softer.
NOTE > Glad that it worked for you, but BROOKS does not recommend this process of conditioning the leather.
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6/22/2011
Written by Jon Bass
B73
Fantastic saddle! It really makes happy to ride on this and the look is in step with my bike.I was om a Bontrager before and I am now hooked with this,If taken care of it should be my last saddle.Ever,Great ride!
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8/31/2013
Written by Jason Burchell
B73
I have an old b73 that came on an old Humber sit up and beg. Well, it was dry and dead when I got it. Having treated it many times with thick lavishing amounts of the brooks leather care stuff it kept soaking it all up. In the end I gave up. Just rode the bike. Well, the bikes being sold. The seat is on my new bike. Who would want suspension when you can have a 3 spring. It's amazing.
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8/5/2013
Written by Ken Taylor
B73
I would like to know if a B73 can be attached to the seat post of a Dahon Vitesse, I believe this is smaller diameter than normal seat posts and my seat post is also kinda plasticy and has a pump inside, but this is rather handy and I would like to keep it if possible. I like my Dahon but it could do with a bit of suspension as it is a really hard ride, I generally ride it on old railway tracks. I realise that my bike obviously isn't designed for this rough treatment. but what seat would you recommend for this folder?
A> The B73 requires an older style seat pillar, which we doubt is available from Dahon, but you will need to check with them about that.  Thaks!
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8/1/2011
Written by Rene van Mierlo
B73
just added the B73 to my Dutch Priest bike

it looks fantastic

the ride is supersedes the looks
4 of 4 people found this useful
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5/16/2011
Written by Robert Pan
B73
I purchased the B73 honey colored saddle a few weeks ago. I rode my bike with the saddle few miles and really liked how it felt. I ordered some brooks proofide and put it on the saddle as directed; thin film on the top and another application underneath. When I was applying the proofide I noticed that it was getting darker. I let it sit overnight and then buffed it the next day, but the saddle is still dark. It has been over a week and a few more miles since I did this procedure and my saddle has not returned to the original honey color. Although I really like this saddle and I would like to get the original honey color back. Any recommendations?
A> Proofide, or any leather dressing for that matter, will darken the saddle.  
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5/16/2011
Written by Robert Pan
B73
I purchased the B73 honey colored saddle a few weeks ago. I rode my bike with the saddle few miles and really liked how it felt. I ordered some brooks proofide and put it on the saddle as directed; thin film on the top and another application underneath. When I was applying the proofide I noticed that it was getting darker. I let it sit overnight and then buffed it the next day, but the saddle is still dark. It has been over a week and a few more miles since I did this procedure and my saddle has not returned to the original honey color. Although I really like this saddle and I would like to get the original honey color back. Any recommendations?
A> Proofide, or any leather dressing for that matter, will darken the saddle.  
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