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