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  • P.O. Box 840—166 Courthouse Square—Yanceyville, NC  27379
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Brooks: Leather is Healthy

A favorite of Cyclosportifs world-wide, Brooks Saddles are handbuilt in Britain and equipped on Pashley and many Moulton Cycles. What follows is an excerpt from the Brooks 1934 publication "Brooks Saddles: Best for Riding". For more up-to-date information, see the Brooks England LTD website.

Reverting to seats constructed of leather, it is difficult to appreciate, from appearance only, the difference between the first grade article and the next best, but in reality the explanation is perfectly simple. Brooks Cow For Brooks Saddles only the "Butt" of a hide is employed : this, as will be seen from the illustration, is only the middle portion of the whole hide, and commands a much higher price. It is only by the use of such material, however, that the quality of Brooks Saddles can be maintained, and the experience of many thousands of cyclists confirms the value of this wise precaution. Saddles cut from butts, grease dressed during manufacture, are practically waterproof, yet capable of "breathing" in a healthy manner ; this means that a Brooks Saddle never becomes "clammy" and is always cool to the rider, thereby considerably conducting comfort on a long journey, especially in hot weather. In the cutting of the butts into saddle blanks, the avoidance of warble marks (caused by an insect that attacks the animal in life), barbed wire scratches and other blemishes in otherwise perfect hides, naturally involves waste and a comparative increase in production cost. The user, however, has the assurance that the extra cost is reasonable in that it guarantees the use of unblemished material in the saddle of his selection. Cheaper saddles cannot afford Brooks quality leather, and it is in the rider's interest that Brooks Saddles are clearly marked on both flaps and at the rear with the name BROOKS.

Brooks: Best for Riding

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Support the Bicycle Film Festival with Brooks England and the Green Swallow 100 BFF Limited.

Yours in Cycling,
Gilbert Anderson

  North Road Bicycle Imports
  P.O. Box 840
  166 Courthouse Square
  Yanceyville NC  27379 or

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