Readers’ Rides from Brooks Stories – No.2 – Leon’s Trek

Leon Steber’s Inspirational Ride from San Francisco to Cozumel in Mexico.

25 Mar 2014  |  Posted by Tim  |  Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling

Now that the World Cycle Race is well a truly on the road; we thought we’d go digging in the Brooks archives for a story about an equally epic ride. After much rummaging, we found not only an epic ride, but an epic photographer in the form of Mr Leon Steber.

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Readers’ Rides from Brooks Stories – No.1 – The Tweed Gigolo

Peter Legg's Beautiful James Fothergill Machine

6 Mar 2014  |  Posted by Tim  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Correspondence, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion

In a new series, at Brooks we’ve decided to wade back through our online archives in search of stories from proud Brooks customers about their bicycles. We like to call this Readers’ Rides. Here is the first beauty to be selected from the vaults.

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The 2014 World Cycle Race! Launching Friday At B1866.

Lots of Bike Races Style Themselves "World's Toughest", But This One Is The One.

25 Feb 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Sports Cycling, Travel & Adventure Cycling


The 2012 Brooks Select World Traveller celebrated our involvement with the inaugural WCR.

We have some exciting news for anybody with even a mild interest in looking at people who are just about to ride 18000 miles around the world as quickly as possible.

The public pre-launch of the 2014 World Cycle Race takes place from 3 o’clock this coming Friday afternoon at the Brooks flagship store, B1866, in Earlham Street, London. The race itself gets underway on Saturday.

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The Conquest’s Return.

30 Jan 2014  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Saddles, Bags, Etc., Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling

Eagle-eyed visitors to our online shop will have noticed a recent addition to our Trekking & Touring range, but any amateur Cycling historians may already be familiar with the Brooks Conquest.

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Brooks B1866 Offers Handmade Bicycles from Famous Builders

Dario Pegoretti, Darren Crisp, and Ricky Feather among those taking London appointments

17 Jan 2014  |  Posted by Tim  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion

Ricky Feather in his technical and fashionable safety glasses

The B1866 shop in Seven Dials, London will be offering handmade frames direct in-house from some of the most respected names in the handmade bicycle world. Dario Pegoretti, Ricky Feather, and Darren Crisp are already among those signed up to offer personal consultation inside the B1866 premises, meaning customers will not have to travel to the frame-builders’ studios, but be measured and fitted right in the heart of London.

Appointments are filling up fast, read more to learn the latest details, and more information about custom Brooks saddle ordering, also available at B1866.

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Brooks New Machine.

7 Jan 2014  |  Posted by Tim  |  Categories: Bicycles, Saddles, Bags, Etc.

Brooks prides itself in the maintenance of old machines to keep saddles issuing forth from our Smethwick, England factory. But unfortunately, while very good at producing comfortable saddles, these machines lack the capability of handling all aspects of our flourishing business.

So, with great enthusiasm, we have introduced a new machine to raise the customer service experience to the quality and attention to detail one expects from our legendary leather saddles.

We call this new machine “Tim”.

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Your Dashing Bike Photo Contest Victors!

Our Prize Machines From The Dashing Bike Show Have Found Homes.

5 Dec 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Events, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories

Our two-wheeled, human-powered, gin-soaked Odyssey, the Dashing Bicycle Show, toured North America over the past twelve months, taking in both coasts, as well as some of the middle bit. And seeing as how North America isn’t just America, we even hit Canada for good measure.

Wherever we unpacked our boxes, we suggested that show visitors take a photo of themselves with their bicycle, and submit it to our Dashing Bike Photo Contest and take a chance at winning one of the fine bicycles we had on display.

Well, the show’s over and the votes are in.

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B1866 Store Opens in London

16 Nov 2013  |  Posted by ANDREA  |  Categories: Art & Design, Bicycles, Curiosities, Events, Friends, Heritage, Monthly highlights, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Uncategorized, Urban Cycling

During the past two months we’ve been working very hard to create what we describe as the Brooks ‘Cathedral’. We are excited to announce the opening of B1866, our first Brooks Store, situated in the heart of London. The shop is not only a showcase of our  product range, but a celebration of the brand’s 150 year history.

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Bike Book & Hatchet. The 3D Walk-In Rivendell Shop.

Note To Self. Go To California. Buy Bike, Buy Book, Buy Hatchet.

30 Oct 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Friends, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Style & Fashion, Travel & Adventure Cycling, Urban Cycling

Grant Petersen’s Rivendell Bike Works is a name of renown among aficionados of the hand-built lugged steel frame. We’ve written about Rivendell in the past, and Grant himself has also been an occasional contributor to these pages. So either way, both he and his company should be well known to most Brooks Blog readers.

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Bunyan Velo Is Back With A Third Issue.

Insane Amounts Of Interactivity Are Just A Couple Of Clicks Away.

7 Oct 2013  |  Posted by GARETH  |  Categories: Bicycles, Correspondence, Saddles, Bags, Etc., Stories, Travel & Adventure Cycling

The four corners of the Earth have been thoughtfully scoured by various cycling essayists and photographers to help bring the October issue of Bunyan Velo to fruition.

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