Wir Haben Bald Unseren Neuen Sattel Fertig, Und Suchen Leute, Die Den Testen Wollen.
30 Apr 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Curiosities, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc.
Im deutschsprachigen Raum sind Brooks Sättel bekanntlich sehr beliebt. In der Schweiz, in Österreich, in Deutschland selbst und natürlich auch in Ecken von Pennsylvania, scheint es nach unseren Zahlen so zu sein, daß kaum ein anderer Sattelhersteller in jenen Territorien überhaupt versucht, Geschäft zu machen.
Das macht uns natürlich sehr froh.
Wir können nicht genau sagen, ob es rein an unserer sättlerischen Exzellenz liegt, oder an dem guten Geschmack von unseren Kund(inn)en. Wahrscheinlich hat’s aber mit beiden zu tun.
Jedenfalls, haben wir einen neuen Sattel in der sogenannten “Pipeline”. Cambium heißt er, und soll ab Mitte Juni zu kaufen sein. Vielleicht haben Sie schon was darüber gehört?
Bis Juni wollen wir aber 100 Leute aus aller Welt finden, die für uns den Cambium vorher probefahren, und ihre Eindrücke und Erfahrungen dann mitteilen.
Wir haben zur Zeit eine kurze Umfrage auf die Brooks Homepage. Und zwar nicht nur “in English“.
Alle, die gern in unsere engere Auswahl kommen möchten, sind herzlich eingeladen, diese komplett auszufüllen und an uns hinzuschicken.
Sie erfahren spätestens irgendwann im Mai, ob Sie von uns einen Cambium bekommen. Wenn nicht, kriegen Sie sowieso als Trost einen Rabattcode, was ihre sämtlichen Brooks Einkäufe in unserem Online Shop 10% billiger macht.
Also viel Spass, viel Glück und einen schönen Tag noch.
New Chat Feature Allows Us To Answer Your Queries On The Spot!
4 Apr 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence
Click on the “Need Help?” box to find out if someone from Brooks is manning the online switchboard.
While revamping our website at the beginning of the year, we installed a Live Chat feature. We hope it will enhance your Overall Visitor Experience.
As a supplement to the irreplaceable experience of physically walking around a Dealer Of Excellence, our presence online is slowly becoming an integral part of the way we go about our business, not least for the way in which it helps us to easily, directly and informally talk to people who have bought Brooks in the past, or are considering doing so in the near future.
Scott, Craig And Gavin's 1934 Oppy LeJog Recreation Attempt Continues.
20 Mar 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Curiosities, Sports Cycling, Stories
Sir Hubert Opperman getting the knots in. Photo bicyclehistory.com.au
Scott Dickson will be known to regular readers of the Brooks Blog as one of a trio of Tasmanian tourers who like doing things the hard way. In 2011 they tackled Paris-Brest-Paris on machines which in their overall build largely pre-dated the Second World War.
Since that time we have heard from Scott in regard to their next project. A Land’s End to John O’ Groats ride in 2014, featuring the three once again on period machinery to mark the 80th anniversary of the 1934 LeJog record finishing time set by Sir Hubert Opperman (“Oppy”). We let Scott take up the story…
A Young Man Heads South
7 Mar 2013 | Posted by GUEST | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling
The bike is heavy and the pace is quick—driven by expressions of excited freedom and adventure. Months of anticipation and enthusiastic strategy is finally deployed into the unknown. A saturating realization of what I have just embarked on imbues every thought and translates into explosions of pedal cycles. The Southern Tier of the United States is stoically awaiting my progressive arrival. The only obligations I possess are finding the strength to complete this voyage and experiencing the wondrous phenomena which are literally in front of me.
New Magazine To Regale Us Every Three Months With All Sorts.
27 Feb 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Click the pic to browse through the entire first edition of Bunyan Velo in fullscreen
The past few years have seen an ever-growing number of new publications vying for the attention of people who like to read in-depth stories about cycling. And the fact has not been lost on most editors that these readers also tend to like looking at well taken cycling photos as well.
Rivendell's Directeur Sportif Radios Through Some Tactical Advice From The Team Car.
7 Feb 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Stories
We mentioned here recently how we have been lucky enough to have Rivendell’s Grant Petersen contribute a piece for our forthcoming edition of the Brooks Bugle.
The excellence of the machines designed and assembled by Petersen and his team in Walnut Creek, California has long since attained Article of Faith status among aficionados of lugged steel frames around the world. Not forgetting that before setting up on his own, his work as a designer at Bridgestone in the early 90s had already spawned the iconic X0 series.
Newcomer To Touring Kicks Off In Style With 11,000-mile Round-Trip Of the U.S.
15 Jan 2013 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Friends, Travel & Adventure Cycling
Dave’s next door neighbour Marsha has been assigned the plant watering duties while he’s away.
Dave Gill’s tour around North America has come to our attention by grace of his fine pictures and equally fine stories from the road. He has been on the move since late last year, and fastidiously checks in with daily blog or photo updates. He also has a fine piece of leather under him, and got in touch with us recently to tell us of a narrow escape he had just before setting off…
6 Dec 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends
BIKE FOR BREAD from CAMACRO Production on Vimeo.
Switzerlander Claude Marthaler has won a special name for himself over the years among the global community of long distance cycle tourers for his feats of endurance in the saddle, and an ability to recount his experiences on paper in an engaging, thoughtful way.
Frame Designer And Author Of Just Ride To Speak At Opening Show In San Francisco.
21 Nov 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Correspondence, Events, Stories
Sound advice, and there’s a book-load more where that came from. Now read on…
We revealed details a few weeks back of the imminent Brooks Dashing Bicycle show.
A collaborative venture involving several American Brooks Dealers of Excellence as well as a handful of carefully chosen names from the bike trade, Dashing Bike begins its gin-soaked tour of the United States on December 8th at Huckleberry Bicycles in San Francisco.
For anyone living nearby in need of further encouragement, we’re happy to report that Grant Petersen of Rivendell has been invited along to say a few words at the opening reception.
A Look At Some Special And Unique Saddles Tucked Away In Our Online Shop.
25 Oct 2012 | Posted by GARETH | Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Heritage, Saddles, Bags, Etc.
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.
So far, so good.