The Brooks Works at Smethwick is well known as a popular port of call with people whose passions revolve around the human powered and two wheeled. Barely a week passes without some writer or photographer or documentary film maker rolling by to absorb the sights, sounds and smells of this icon of British manufacturing and design.
And so it was that Ben Wilson took one of his classes up to see us in Birmingham last year.
The B72′s patented Loop Suspension warrants this saddle’s position in our “Unique” category. The B72 is a good example of our Unique line of saddles.
As most who have browsed there will be hopefully aware, the Brooks England online shop lays out its collection of fine leather cycling saddles into a number of various categories.
For starters, we thematically divide up pieces according to their likely purpose, e.g., saddles best taken for frequent heavy mileage trips are in the Touring and Trekking section, while the saddles designed for a completely upright riding position are gathered under City and Heavy Duty.
It was only the second year in which a South Americans has taken place, and the honour this time fell to Buenos Aires to build on the huge successes of the first instalment, “Sudamerican Polo Rockers”, which was held in Chile in 2011.
We’ve heard of stones sufficiently hot to fry eggs on, but brewing coffee is another level.
Benedict, Chris, Daniel, Edward, and Shamoon got in touch earlier this year. The five final year students at Imperial College London had in mind one last memorable team road trip before their university days became a distant memory, replaced by the sort of days where you have to get up well before two in the afternoon.
Most readers will hopefully already be aware of our associate clothing label John Boultbee. It produces limited run pieces of bikewear to standards associated with the Brooks name. The first jacket to come off our cutting table was, of course, the award-winning John Boultbee Criterion Mk. 1, late in 2010.
We are pleased to announce that it will now be joined on coat racks by our newest accessory to stylish all-weather cycling, the Blackwell.
Glibly regarded by many as a discipline developed for brief converts from the Locked Cog to Proper Mucky Cyclocross (who as it turned out didn’t really want to spend their entire weekend cold, dirty and/or tired), Urban Cyclocross™ is, like… so hot right now? Lately it is drawing enthusiastic followers, as well as race organizers, at a rate of knots.
Owner reckons he could flash a Morse message to the International Space station and get a reply.
As more and more people take to two human powered wheels for their commute, the question of getting home in one piece has possibly never been so relevant for so many. So with autumn drawing in and night gradually falling sooner, at Boultbee Towers we recently turned our attention to the matter of keeping one’s bike lit up in the dark.
There is little that focuses the attention of a viewer to a screen quite so much as the sight of people attempting to cycle their bikes with unstudded tires across an ice rink. We were reminded of this fact again recently when the organizers of the Bicycle Film Festival got in touch with their autumn schedule of short films.
Which all proceed thematically from the notion of two human powered wheels.