|OUT OF THE BOX THE ITEMS ARE IN THEIR OWN BROOKS CLOTH BAG|
I have been using a Brooks Team Professional Saddle on my touring bike for a number of years. It is a very..very...comfortable saddle. It was comfortable from the moment that I started using it.
With this in mind, ever since I bought the Tifosi I have been considering fitting a Brooks. The final decision was helped along when I noticed that my Selle Italia saddle that the bike was supplied with was starting to show signs of wear.
With a Brooks, the more miles you ride the more comfortable it becomes and the better it looks. Most other makes of saddles can start to look a little 'mile worn' the more you use them.
Having made my mind up to change the saddle the next decision to make was exactly which Brooks model to go for.
Although I love my Team Pro I wanted a more racy design for the Tifosi.
Final shortlist was a Swallow or a Swift. I also wanted to get a saddle finished in 'Honey' brown. My final choice was a Brooks Swift Chrome in Honey.
Having seen a lot of various bikes on the 'Brooks' web site I felt that the modern 'Retro' paint job of the Tifosi would look just great and classy in this classic colour. I had also decided to get a 'Challenge Tool Bag' to match the saddle.
|'CHALLENGE TOOL BAG|
|A THING OF CYCLING BEAUTY.. .A SWIFT SADDLE FINISHED IN HONEY|
So more £..ss had to be spent.
I ordered the bar tape and it should arrive in a day or two. I will not ride the bike until I have fitted the tape because I keep hearing a voice telling me that 'image is everything'. Oh! and if you are wondering what was in the little box in the last posting.....it was Brooks Proofhide leather conditioner.
|SADDLE AND BAG FITTED...BUT OH DEAR...!!|