The Brooks C17

C17 v1 (1 of 1)

The propaganda paid off. Weeks of expressing the sentiment that ‘Father’s day is bigger than both Christmas and birthdays. Possibly bigger, even than both, resulted in a rather stunning new Brooks saddle; the C17.  Hand made in Italy – it’s easy to forget that Brooks is owned by Italian saddle specialists Selle Royal –  you can see the pedigree, pulling together the best of the Brooks ethos with the sleek lines of a modern saddle. It replaces my tired B17, a saddle that did not survive a supreme dousing on one of the nastier nights I can remember. Its demise was slow and painful, in all senses of the word.

C17 v3 (1 of 1)

The C17 is  made from vulcanised rubber, has aluminium rails, rides straight from the box and most importantly to me, requires no special attention.

C17 v2 (1 of 1)

Eventually, a full review will follow. Mrs N and Ms N knew I was kidding and many thanks to them both. Neither are that gullible.

4 replies »

  1. Ooh, that’s a lovely saddle, think I’ll get one, Oh I did. 🙂

    Just also, just in case they see it here:

    Really, really. So a girl on her own at 10.30 Monday evening with a flat tyre outside Cardiff Central, goes to the Taxi Rank, driver says no to taking her & the bike, only happens to be in one of those TINY wheelchair accessible ones!!

    Bicycle Repair man to rescue eh!

    If you happen to get this, Carrianne (I know that’s not correct), (NICE) biscuits or cake, to the shop at Cyclopaedia (not Saturday though as not working & they wouldn’t survive the W.E & we ain’t talking about them going stale), where I can also change that very bald looking F1 Tyre.

    Hope you got home safely.

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