Posts Tagged ‘brooks’

Brooks Penny farthing race!

May 9, 2011

In 2011 Nocturne and Brooks England will bring Penny Farthing racing (properly called ‘Ordinaries’) back to the streets of the City of London. Competitors from across the globe will descend on the historic Smithfield Market to battle it our across two action packed races:

RACE 1: The Brooks Penny Farthing Sprint
The sprint is all about speed and quite simply the fastest gent or lady to race the 1 mile distance will be the winner. Fast and furious, this will be the perfect build up to the main event.

RACE 2: The Brooks Ordinary Trophy
With an illustrious history the Grand Old Ordinary Trophy will once again be decided on the streets of the City of London. Our daring riders will race for 30 minutes and 5 laps across the challenging London circuit as they bid for glory and the coveted trophy.

Well this looks like fun!


Brooks float my boat.

May 3, 2011

Brooks. Growing old Gracefully.

March 30, 2011

In changing times, there is a certain art to aging well. One does not want to reflect too longingly at an overly romanticised past. Or rush headlong into the latest, ultimately passing, fad. Like most things in life, aging gracefully takes balance.

Quite possibly the best article on Birmingham’s own Brooks I have ever read, written by ‘wingnut’ of CDB, one of my favourite webspots to visit.

I mentioned this article last night to some of my fellow Midlanders while we talked about Zines and such, so for you guys… here you go.

Via Campagnolo Delta.

Brooks x EHBPC London.

July 9, 2009


The Swift EHBPC London is a limited edition of 250 saddles, featuring blue leather top and the impressed logo of the first European Hardcourt Bike Polo Championships held in London in 2009.

This saddle is part of the COLOURED LTD EDITION saddles made to support a series of events Brooks sponsor.

I have never been the biggest fan of Brooks saddles, however I do love what they do and I also love the fact that are based in my home town so big ups for Birmingham heritage!

Via Brooks.

My first Brooks

January 21, 2009

Yes. Brooks Swallow gripped off Kris at Ideal today for a good, good price.

It has seen better days this saddle but I love it, nothing that a bit of saddle soap won’t cure.
Plus who knows, this could be seriously old, like an antique.
Judging by the replacement of three of the rivets at the back someone wanted to keep this one alive.

Not sure what it is going on yet as it would look seriosluy sh*t on my matt black Dolan but we will see.
Perhaps I will just hold onto it until something comes along.

Nice one Kris, you the man.

More from Brooks

December 7, 2008

Available now at Oi Polloi Manchester is a great selection of Brooks products including pannier bags, saddle bags, tool rolls, saddles, mudguard flaps… I think you get the picture!
Brooks tool roll dating from 1910

Includes: 3x tyre levers, 8/9, 10/11, 12/13, 15 spanners, Philips and Flathead screwdriver, 8/6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 2.5 Allen keys, 3.3 and 3.4mm Spoke wrenches.
Brooks Classic Swallow Chrome & Black Leather

Brooks Swallow saddle, the ultimate Brooks racing saddle for the serious racing cyclist. Originally it was a B17 with the sides cut away so as to reduce the contact with the inner thigh & the overall weight.

Stussy x Brooks

December 5, 2008

Stussy x Brooks Swallow saddle
styled by the Wilson brothers

Founded in 1866, renowned English bike saddle-maker Brooks has teamed up with The Wilson Brothers to produce an exclusive 125 piece limited run of their Swallow Saddle for Stussy. The all-white leather is a first for Brooks, Studio Oscar’s unique graphics on the packaging reflect the swallow-back frame, and contribute to making this saddle a true work of art.

Found at Stussy Japan… released in Japan in November, here? we can only wait.

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