Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

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KEELIEDW
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Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby KEELIEDW » 24 May 2015, 1:25pm

http://www.acycles.co.uk/brooks-b17-nar ... 7952.html#

At £59.18 plus £1.99 postage it's the cheapest I've found, although it seems strange that I have to buy from France to get a home-grown product at this price.
It's described as a "Classic Unisex". Does anyone know if this is some special designation or is it a normal narrow B17?
Has anyone had any experience of dealing with acycles?

Moodyman1

Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby Moodyman1 » 24 May 2015, 1:36pm

Halfords currently have for £60 each and if you buy two you'll get the third free so £40 each. If you want I'll buy three and share one with you. I need 2z

KEELIEDW
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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby KEELIEDW » 24 May 2015, 1:46pm

Yes, I saw that offer, but they don't seem to have the B17 narrow.

Moodyman1

Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby Moodyman1 » 24 May 2015, 2:11pm

Here, but works out £50 each if you can get takers for the surplus ones.
http://www.halfords.com/cycling/parts/s ... ddle-black

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georgew
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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby georgew » 24 May 2015, 2:32pm

It's all about personal preference of course but the Spa leather saddles outdo these in quality and are cheaper.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s204p0

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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby Bonefishblues » 24 May 2015, 3:26pm

georgew wrote:It's all about personal preference of course but the Spa leather saddles outdo these in quality and are cheaper.

http://www.spacycles.co.uk/products.php?plid=m2b0s204p0

They do take a little longer to break you in [sic] AIUI though :)

maxcherry
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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby maxcherry » 24 May 2015, 3:54pm

Cheapest I found was Amazon, but postage is thrown in with the price.
I don't get Brooks. They just look so angry and I don't hate my bottom that much.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_nos ... w%20saddle

£67 though. May get it slightly quicker.
Honestly chaps, I'm a female!

edocaster
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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby edocaster » 24 May 2015, 5:23pm

It wasn't long ago when Halfords were doing B17 saddles for £34. Not factory seconds or anything like that. Probably just shifting stock to make room for other stuff.

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Re: Is this a normal B17 narrow saddle?

Postby ferdinand » 24 May 2015, 7:00pm

edocaster wrote:It wasn't long ago when Halfords were doing B17 saddles for £34. Not factory seconds or anything like that. Probably just shifting stock to make room for other stuff.


Yep. Just ordered 2 for about £38 each, combined with something else costing about £60 before reductions.

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