the Brooks Colt on the minivelo

kicking it old school, bike chain thru the Colt&frame.

i’v been with TR Bikes for about 3 years now & they have always been dealers for Brooks & they’r 1 of the top sellers for Brooks in Singapore. seen almost every model they brought in and never once i felt a need or a liking for it.

until a few weeks back when Brooks relaunched the Colt & TR got hold of them. it was like that scene from Harry Potter where the wand choose him. ever since that day, i couldn’t get the Colt out of my mind until earlier today when Lynten offered it to me once again, since he knew i wanted it and it was the last 2 black sets left.

about the Colt.

First produced in 1979, the Colt became famous among Brooks fans for its strength and durability. The Colt was discontinued amidst mysterious circumstances occurring with the sale of Brooks in 2001, but still remains a common sight on roads and avenues around the globe, a testament to its aforementioned qualities. Oddly many a Colt found its home atop BMX bicycles during this time, an unusual deployment for a Brooks saddle, but certainly not inappropriate.

Today the Colt will appeal to a new generation already romanced by the 80’s retro look, and will therefore be introduced in colours that will appeal to this younger, style-conscious demographic. The Colt is now available in Black, Violet, and Mustard, with Pink and Turquoise being presented at Eurobike 2010. The vibrant colours are achieved through natural vegetable dyes, as are all leathers in the Brooks product line.

cut the story short, i got it. placed it on the minivelo. fitted it with an old bike chain to deter bike thieves from snatching it while i lock up the bike for beer/bar runs on my rides. & to break the leather in, i had a riding/drinking session with the guys from KKK, rode a good 40-50km with it & its all fine. oh & by the way, if any of you guys are planning to get the last black Colt, its already sold to Djohan of the KKKs a few hours after he saw my minivelo fitted with it.

what i can recall seeing is pink, mustard and celeste green left. so what you guys waiting for?

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