vintage saddles

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vintage saddles

Postby scott j » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:24 am

I have just finished my 48 2 star but I only have a saddle from the 70's so I'm looking for pictures of the right period saddle.
My father (the original owner) informed me that the original was a wide comfortable "perch" but that may have been when he had a posterior of good quality which has since dilapidated similar to the bike.
All photos or links much appreciated
scott

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:21 pm

Brooks B17

Brooks Saddles wrote:The B17 saddle, intended for the touring and trekking cyclist, has been our best selling model for over a century. First introduced in the 1890s, the B17 has survived virtually unchanged, and has firmly established itself as the saddle of choice for long distance cyclists.


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Re: vintage saddles

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Sep 15, 2017 9:28 pm

Absolutely the B17.
If you look around, they can be found with a patina finish which will make it a more appropriate aged look. Else the Honey colour ages very well.
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Re: vintage saddles

Postby RobertFrith » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:41 pm

This is what came on a 1947 5 Star.

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby Clydesdale Scot » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:48 am

It may have varied with the intended use of the bike.
A roadster may have had a different saddle to a racer.
Two stars covered a variety of uses, have a look at this advert from 1948
A roadster may have had a mattress saddle.
A look through the newspaper adverts identifies there was no detail about components. This may have been the result of post-war shortages and not knowing if you would be able to get sufficient stocks of components.

This is noted in the 1950 Brooks catalogue where they had a limited range.

Robert's example is very nice as it has the period correct oval badging.
Unless it has been well treated, a saddle of that age may well be best reserved for display purposes.
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Re: vintage saddles

Postby scott j » Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:38 pm

The old man remembers a toolbag on the back of the seat . He got the bike brand new from the "Malvern Star" shop in Dalby qld and rode it 15 mile to school every day.
He still curses those rainy days with the tire to guard getting chocked up with mud.
Hopefully admin can post a couple of my photos to show you the bike with your ideas for a saddle gratefully accepted.
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Re: vintage saddles

Postby uart » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:47 pm

scott j wrote:Hopefully admin can post a couple of my photos to show you the bike with your ideas for a saddle gratefully accepted.
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Scott, now that you've made 5 posts you should be able to post photos.

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby scott j » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:24 pm

Scott, now that you've made 5 posts you should be able to post photos.[/quote]

I would but I can't figure out the picture hosting thingy

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby uart » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:45 pm

scott j wrote:I would but I can't figure out the picture hosting thingy


This site doesn't have any image hosting, so you have to upload them to a 3rd party hosting site (google photos, imgur, flickr etc) and post a link here. Actually you can embed them in your post (so that they are immediately visible) or you can just post a link. Embedding is better, but just posting a link is sometimes easier if you're not so familiar with the usage of the forums.

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby Bunged Knee » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:51 pm

Scott, read all the pages and learn from Do NOT use Photobucket thread in there.
ID please? What ID? My seat tube ID is 27.2mm or 31.6mm depending on what bikes I ride today.thanks...

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Re: vintage saddles

Postby scott j » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:19 am

Christopher is going to post for me will add to the " You beauty - let everyone see what you've got! " all ideas for saddles taken
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Re: vintage saddles

Postby scott j » Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:02 am

Have posted photos in the what you got thread

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