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WTS or swap - BRISBANE - BROOKS Flyer

Postby winona_rider » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:44 pm

It's a black Brooks Flyer. $70 (+delivery) or swap for brooks B17. It cost me at least twice that, plus delivery.

It's done about 50 -100ks but I just don't think it's right for me. I bounce too much with the springs. I ride too hard.

Basically it looks like this:

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except + 50-100ks.
The leather is still ultra hard and thus is still able to be broken in to someone's shape.
I will throw in a genuine brooks seat cover.

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Postby hartleymartin » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:17 pm

Please see your PM's - I want to take you up on the offer.
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Postby mylesau » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:28 pm

I think I might have got in before you HM, sorry.
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Postby Nobody » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:41 pm

Is this a Brooks rush? I PMed him too. :)
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Re: WTS or swap - BROOKS Flyer

Postby hartleymartin » Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:52 am

The moral of this story is that if you want a Brooks - GO HARD! :lol:
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Re: WTS or swap - BROOKS Flyer

Postby winona_rider » Thu Mar 26, 2009 10:45 am

yep! mylesau won the bidding. it's the quick or the dead round these parts!
soz everyone else
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Postby hartleymartin » Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:43 pm

Fair is fair - I already have one Brooks on the way. It would seem rather selfish to have two of them.
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Re: WTS or swap - BROOKS Flyer

Postby stryker84 » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:38 am

hartleymartin wrote:Fair is fair - I already have one Brooks on the way. It would seem rather selfish to have two of them.

Selfish? Some would say sensible... ;)
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Postby Aushiker » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:15 pm

G'day

Mod edit to reflect the sticky :roll:

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Postby MichaelB » Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:30 pm

Aushiker wrote:G'day

Mod edit to reflect the sticky :roll:

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Why didn't this one get the "Why so hard" comment ?
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Re: WTS or swap - BROOKS Flyer

Postby hartleymartin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:02 pm

stryker84 wrote:
hartleymartin wrote:Fair is fair - I already have one Brooks on the way. It would seem rather selfish to have two of them.

Selfish? Some would say sensible... ;)


We need to go out there, preach and convert people to the truth that is a leather saddle under a happy bum!
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Re: WTS or swap - BRISBANE - BROOKS Flyer

Postby Nobody » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:39 pm

So WR, (if I may ask) what weight are you? I suspect you're 85+ Kg as I'm 75 Kg but don't seem to get the bounce no matter how hard I ride (or at least I don't notice it). Just trying to confirm a theory.
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Re: WTS or swap - BRISBANE - BROOKS Flyer

Postby winona_rider » Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:59 pm

i'm 71 kilos! Maybe even lighter by the end of a big ride!
and i get the "bounce"!
maybe i sit back in the saddle when i am pushing hard? i am not sure... i do tend to shift around in the saddle and I think I prefer bikes a size too small for me (i am 6 feet tall and all my bikes are 56 or 57cms). just my thing.

Can i just say this about brooks and leather saddles:
about a year ago i bought a pair of leather sneakers and they were hopeless for about 3 months - but then they became THE best shoes I've ever owned.
They are now falling apart cause the straps on my pedals dig into the sides - especially the shoe that has to "unclip" at stops.

but i have bought a new pair of leather sneakers and i am trying to break them in - tough.
so leather is your friend - but i am just not convinced by the springs.
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Re: WTS or swap - BRISBANE - BROOKS Flyer

Postby Nobody » Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:18 pm

Thanks WR. Another theory for the bin then. :)

I use leather shoes as well. For me, they not only fit well, but last longer than the poly composite tennis type sport shoes or cross trainers I used to buy. My feet stay dryer too.

I'm likely going to try a B17 Imperial next for the road bike (just because I like to try different things) and move the Flyer to the MTB.
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Re: WTS or swap - BRISBANE - BROOKS Flyer

Postby hartleymartin » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:30 pm

I was originally going to use a flyer on my MTB, but the B67 is a wonderful thing. It looks a bit ugly once it's gotten a bit wet though. Need to order Proofide.
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