Brooks B17 Champion Special (early model)
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Category:  Saddles
Name:  Brooks B17 Champion Special (early model)
Brand:  Brooks
Primary Group:  B17
Model:  B17 Champion Special (early)
Years:  1900's - ?
Country:  England
Added By: unworthy1 on 08/26/08
Updated By: Tombo on 01/25/17
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Brooks B17 Champion Special (early model)Brooks B17 Champion Special (early model)Brooks B17 Champion Special (early model)
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Base Material LeatherCovering Material N/A (No Covering)
Rail MaterialSteelWidth172mm
Length284mmRail Spacing 42mm ctr-to-ctr (standard spacing)
General Information
The Champion Special B-17 has large copper rivets, 3 vent holes in top, chrome-plated-steel rails, cantle with integral bag hanger loops, and adjuster mechs. Leather is embossed with skirt brand/model stamp and "groove" between top and skirt; bottom edge of skirt is skived (chamfered). Colors available: mine is medium brown, I assume black and honey were also offered (?).
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Component VariationsView Detailed List  Manage Variations
Variations of Component exist (Component is 1 of 8)BrandGroup
Brooks B17 Champion FlyerBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion LightweightBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion NarrowBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion SpecialBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion SprinterBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion Sprinter Limited EditionBrooksB17
Brooks B17 Champion StandardBrooksB17
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B17BrooksView 13 Components
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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