The legend of John Boultbee Brooks in Glorious Multimedia
Those of you reading this publication on a regular basis will know of, and hopefully some of you will share, my love of fine leather saddles from Brooks of Smethwick – frankly the most comfortable thing to seat oneself on whilst riding long distances.
I have attempted to gather together a directory of the best of the web in terms of how these wonderful saddles are made, because the manufacturing process is frankly as interesting as the end product – the hand hammering of the rivets, the massive old machines cranking out the springs, and so on.
This will be added to as I go along, but here are a few links to be going on with – categorised under the relevant headings:
1. Audio – The Bike Show on Resonance FM
2. Pictures and Text – Wired Magazine
3. Video – Woolypigs Channel
4. Images – Flickr – Brooks Saddles Pool