The Flyer has the same basic shape as the B17 but for extra comfort on rough roads, it is equipped with springs..
The Flyer is most appropriate for cyclists who set their handlebars about the same height as their saddles, or perhaps a bit higher.
The Flyer features bag loops to permit the use of a traditional English-style touring bag.
Length 275 mm Width 170 mm Weight 860 grams
In the 1890 Brooks catalogue, the oldest in the their archive, Brooks presents most of the saddles with the "registered cutting, a sure preventive to all perineal pressure".
Over 100 years ahead of todays saddle manufacturers, John Boultbee Brooks had already found the solution to a nowadays well known problem.
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