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When the writer complained about discomfort during longer cycle journeys she was told to get a Brooks saddle.

That solved the problem. A search revealed that Brook’s founder, John Boultbee Brooks, was the son of a Victorian leatherworker who sold horse tack. When his horse died in 1866, it is said that Brooks started commuting to the workshop in central Birmingham on a velocipede (aka a boneshaker), which had a wrought iron frame and tyres, a carved…

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