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Old 08-20-19, 07:42 PM
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Saddle choices...

Would either of these bikes look good with a honey, or brown, Brooks...with matching wrap?

Or, should I leave them with a black saddle?




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Old 08-20-19, 07:48 PM
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Old 08-20-19, 08:11 PM
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Or, should I leave them with a black saddle?
This.
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Old 08-20-19, 09:05 PM
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I went with white.
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Leave as-is.
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Old 08-20-19, 10:13 PM
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If you do go honey feel free to send me those frumpy old black ones, happy to take them off your hands
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Old 08-21-19, 12:43 AM
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There is a reason people go for matching tape and saddle. And black goes with everything. Everything.

Blue/brown... eh, not so much.

Maybe a little?

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I like brown and honey



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They look great, leave them as they are. Honey and brown look better on darker colored frames.
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Old 08-21-19, 08:54 AM
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(A) Neither of those bikes in post #1 , IMHO, YMMV, etc.

(B) Looking at some of the other photos, now I think at least one of my bikes must have a honey Brooks and matching tape, etc.
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Old 08-21-19, 09:04 AM
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The Miyata looks spot on, as is.

The Ironman is crying out for a vintage Wht Selle Italia Flite w/ Wht bar tape. One of my favorite looks from back in the day.

(And this from a guy who is ALWAYS looking for an excuse to put a Honey Brooks on anything with wheels)
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Old 08-21-19, 09:11 AM
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The white Selle Italia turbo would look so good on the Centurion as well. Brooks is Brooks but some bikes look better with a racier looking saddle, and that Ironman is one.

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I vote to stay with black.
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I'm leaning towards black on the bikes in the first post. This is what well-used-in-all-weather honey mated with orange shellacked Tressostar looks like after 17 years -

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Old 08-21-19, 09:57 AM
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If you keep the white, you will also need white shoes and pink kit
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Leather saddles of all colors eventually turn black.
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I'd have done some yellow and light purple or salmon on the centurion. That frame color is so good.
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Brown and Honey...

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Brown and Honey? On these 2 bikes it looks good. For everyone, if looking for what looks good consider the colour wheel. Contrasting and complimentary colours generally look best unless the bike is a "true" neutral such as white, or silver, black, etc. Complimentary colours can be "analogue", triad, split, rectangular, and square. Tiger color has a good page describing these terms with graphic examples.Just remember the 4 primary colours: red; blue; green and yellow. That will ensure you use the "correct" colour wheel.

Anything goes with white or black or any colour approaching neutral.
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I think your Miyata's looks are suffering a bit from the style of the saddle bag. It is modern and sleek and distracts from the vintage look. To my eyes at least. The black is a good choise of colour for the saddle and tape.
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Old 08-21-19, 12:41 PM
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I'd have done some yellow and light purple or salmon on the centurion. That frame color is so good.
Nostalgic for approximate CGA games of the 80's and 90's? I've been nostalgic for those "bubble film" colors too. It's part of the zeitgeist, I think.
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I think they'd both look fine with honey matching. Both look good black too.
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I like the honey/honey saddle and wrap on gold bikes, not sure about your color. If you don't plan to match the bar wrap, I'd stick with a black saddle.

Honey colored Brooks Pro with matching bars.

Black saddle, leather bar wrap darkened from use.

Red bars, black saddle (picture from 2016).

The honey colored saddle darkens with use.
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Originally Posted by Unca_Sam View Post
Nostalgic for approximate CGA games of the 80's and 90's? I've been nostalgic for those "bubble film" colors too. It's part of the zeitgeist, I think.
This theory deserves investigation.

I used to default to the matchy matchy thing on all my bikes.. in fact I had spray cans of black vinyl dye that I obliterated bright color saddles with. I cringe thinking about it. But anyway, I've realized contrasting colors is where its at...
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Thanks for all the opinions, and the cool pictures!

I went with another black Brooks, as my sit-bones seem to appreciate the B-17, and I now have them on all three of my bikes. Shrevvy still has a brown and a honey on the For Sale forum, at what I considered a fair price.

I do still have the white Turbo that came with the Ironman, but it's in so-so shape and not as comfy as the Brooks.



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I wonder if these will make a comeback.😈 It was a must have accessory with nearly every new Centurion when those things were new.


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