Friday, June 10, 2011

Brooks Team Pro Alpe D'Huez

Brooks Team Pro Alpe D' Huez in Brown
Brooks Team Pro Alpe D"Huez in Honey

Alpe d'Huez is one of the main climbs and has been a stage finish in the Tour de France almost every year since 1976. The first was in 1952, won by Fausto Coppi, at a time when most cyclists were riding Brooks Saddles. The pattern of the Alpe d'Huez impressed on this saddle has been designed by Dan Funderburgh, a wallpaper designer and artist in Brooklyn, NY. His patterns, prints and installations are varied in content but all demonstrate an unabashed love for decorative arts. With influences ranging from Moorish mosaic to American pop art, the work is repudiation of the fabricated schism between art and decoration Some of Dan's work can be found in the collections of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum and the Miami Museum of Modern Art. Dan loves bicycles and has designed wallpaper patterns with bicycle parts.

Width: 160mm, Length 260mm, Frame: Chromium Plated Steel
Fausto Coppi riding to a solo victory on the slopes of Alpe d'Huez in the 1952 Tour de France
Coppi breaking away on Alpe d'Huez in the 1952 Tour de France
The famous name plate that adorns all the Handmade Brooks Saddles

Come see us at Ken's Bike Shop to view the Brooks Team Pro Alpe d'Huez saddle for yourself. 
Click here to go to the Brooks England web site.

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