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Brooks' Pickwick backpack is a versatile canvas roll-up backpack whose design complements the ease of an urban bike ride. Made of waterproof cotton and genuine Brooks leather, the Pickwick has been designed by André Klauser in London and is manufactured in the Tuscan hills by Italian craftsmen. The backpack has a secret pocket and an extra hidden compartment on the back, complete with waterproof zippers. The pockets and roll-top system tapers at the top, giving it a stylish look and helping to keep your things safe.
The Brooks bike saddle story started way back in 1865, a young man of just 19 years of age was said to have bought 'one of those new-fangled velocipedes' which was fitted with a wooden saddle, this proved excruciating. As luck would have it his father made leather saddles for horses, so the young man known as John Boultbee Brooks set to work in his fathers workshop designing and developing a comfortable saddle from leather. The rest they say is history....
Brooks experience in saddle making goes right back to the beginning - back to the period of solid tyres - and is unequalled by any other house in the world.
That said, they recognise the fact that they cannot rely on their past history alone, so they still build saddles with the same attitude as when they started, 'quality first', both in materials and manufacture. The testament to this is that there are still saddles in active use today, made many many years ago.
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