Brooks B57 Swallow
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Brooks B57 Swallow
Brand:  Brooks
Model:  B57
Years:  1948 - 1952
Country:  England
Weight:  453.6 grams (Actual),
Very light weight
Added By: VeloFello54 on 10/08/17
Updated By: VeloFello54 on 04/25/19
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Base Material AluminiumCovering Material Leather
Rail MaterialStainless SteelWidth150 mm
Length290 mmRail Spacing 45mm ctr-to-ctr
General Information
Introduced approx. 1948 as part of a lightweight range comprising 4 saddles. All had alloy cantle plates and stainless steel rails. At 16 oz this can be compared with the weight of, for example, the Lycett L15 swallow saddle which weighed 25 oz. 
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 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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