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Old 03-30-20, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
That is a fine weight for a bike with "only" 3 main tubes Reynolds and a leather saddle (granted with the cut away it's on the light side for a leather saddle).

That bike looks great. Nice job.
Thank you, bikemig.

Saddle certainly has some heft. Its an original and survivor Brooks Swallow from 1958. Had considered using an Ideale 39 currently on another bike but this Brooks is racey for the drops and has patina to match the frame. The Swallow really isn't a cutaway and rather uses its leather as bridged and joined by rivet. Fortunately, it also has a reinforced underside. If without, this thing would be French toast. ;")

BTW: Do you still have that green Follis?
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