HISTORY: EARLY BICYCLE SADDLES

Bicycle saddles were an extension of the horse saddle industry. Top early British saddlemakers included J.B Brooks, Middlemore and Lampugh.

After the invention of the cycle saddle itself, one the most important subsequent innovations was the saddle clamp, or boss. The diameter of seat pillars became wider in 1895 because a new style of saddle clamp (or ‘boss’) was introduced in 1895, which is the style that is still in use today…

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1868 Michaux Velocipede with Rubber Tyres

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1889-1898 J.B Brooks Saddle Patents

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1890 Middlemore Hammock Saddle

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1892 Kirkpatrick Saddle

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1894 Josselyn Tilting Saddle

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1895 Lamplugh Saddle

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1898 Chisty Anatomical Saddle

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1898 New Hudson ‘Special Popular’ Lady’s Safety

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1898 Woods Patent Wire Cycle Saddle

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1899 The Gentleman’s Elswick ‘Truss-Frame’ Roadster

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1900 BSA Fittings Machine (Brakes: Bowden rear; thumb lever front)

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1900 Pattisson Hygienic Gent’s Saddle

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1914 WW1 Brooks Military ‘No 3’ Saddle

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1950s Buckaroo Pinto Horse & Bronco Saddle

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