• Ted

    Love those chainrings! Very classy.

  • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    Agreed,The chainrings are sweet! Does anyone know what that type of “saddle spring” is called? Now playing Jeopardy music

  • Barry

    That’s a Brooks B72 saddle. I don’t know what the particular spring is called though.

  • mike

    I have the same bicycle in the same color, the only difference is the front chain ring, has a trouser guard. I bought it as my first 10 speed in 1969 from a toy store. Still riding it occasionally.

    • Barry M

      Thanks for that info. Do you know your serial number? That might show if yours is older or newer than mine. The number is on top of the lug in front of the seat stem.

      • mike

        I finally got it out of storage to restore. the serial number is 8212432

        • Barry

          Thanks, Mike, I think there’s no way to decipher the year from the serial number. Post up you Herc when it’s done.

    • Barry M.

      Mike, any chance you can read the serial number? Thanks.

  • http://hughsbicycle.blogspot.com Hugh

    After a little research,this is the best description I could find of how that saddle spring works.
    Torsion Springs are manufactured to offer resistance to forces of twist or rotation.

  • Flash

    Is it just the photo or is the front wheel smaller than the back? This is a classy ride, fo’ sho.

  • Barry


    Both wheels are original, 27 inch.

  • http://doohickie.blogspot.com Doohickie

    Whoa. That bike just took my breath away!