Touring - Champion Flyer Squeak
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07-08-05, 06:34 PM
I purchased a Brooks Champion Flyer this summer and have about 300 miles on it. It has developed a slight squeak when I hit rough ground or if I get into some heavy peddling. It has been very dry in northern Illinois and most of my riding has been on fairly dusty trails. Iím about 210 but I would think it could stand up to my girth. Any suggestions for lubing, where, and with what? Or could it be something else?
07-08-05, 08:35 PM
I suggest you use a Q-tip and put some Proofide on the area of the leather where the springs are. I mean on the understide of the saddle. I'm within 20 pounds of your weight and have ridden Flyers for about five years. I have several thousand miles on them and I don't think weight is a worry. Applying too much Proofide, or oil, or riding it while wet more a concern.
07-09-05, 06:26 AM
I ride a B67. It used to squeak until I put a bit of spray lube on the coil springs and on the saddle rails where the clamp attached. I put proofhide on the underside of the leather when it was new; but the squeak was the springs. You don't need alot of lube and watch for overspray, this should correct your problem. Happy riding!
07-09-05, 07:29 AM
We have two of them on our tandem and they sound a little like bed springs.
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