Brooks B5N
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Brooks B5N
Brand:  Brooks
Model:  B5N
Years:  1970's
Country:  England
Weight:  495 grams (Actual)
Added By: JFischer on 10/10/07
Updated By: ThermionicScott on 09/03/15
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Base Material LeatherCovering Material N/A (No Covering)
Rail MaterialSteelWidth145mm
Length275mmRail Spacing 42mm ctr-to-ctr (standard spacing)
General Information
The B5N (as I understand it) was a lower-priced version of the B17N, using thinner leather for the top, and often used as an OEM saddle.  The pre-punched holes for lacing seem to be an acknowledgement that this saddle would need reinforcement sooner than other models.
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Brand Information(click to expand)
 One of the oldest cycling companies still in business, Brooks of England is most well known for the cycling component John Boultbee Brooks invented in 1865: the leather cycling saddle.  The Brooks company has been owned by a number of different parent companies over the years as detailed in the History section.
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