Brooks B33 (double sprung) - 1970s version
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Brooks B33 (double sprung) - 1970s version
Brand:  Brooks
Model:  B33
Years:  Mid 1970's - ?
Country:  England
Weight:  1,568 grams,
actual weight of example shown
Added By: abuhugh on 11/15/18
Updated By: abuhugh on 11/15/18
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Base Material LeatherCovering Material N/A (No Covering)
Rail MaterialChromed steelWidth235mm
Length318mmRail Spacing Proprietary / Other;
Saddle Clamp
General Information
This is a 1970s version of the B33 heavy-duty roadster saddle. This saddle is still (2018) in production and this example has the same dimensions as the current one but has different stampings on the leather and nickel wire bag loops rather than the pressed steel chromed ones now fitted. The example shown has had new rear springs fitted, including the upgraded left side spring which has both the braiding and the spring itself coiled to the left.  Brooks started offering this in response to premature failure of left-side springs when a standard, right-coiled spring was used.
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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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