General Cycling Discussion - Brooks saddle - Honey colored - does it change?
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My wife would like a classic saddle on her 'new' British 3-speed. She likes the honey colored brooks, but is hoping that with proofhide and age it will get darker. Anyone else with a honey-colored seat notice it reflecting any patina with use/age?
09-20-12, 08:29 PM
both of my honey colored Brooks have darkened, but not evenly - some spots are quite dark, others not as much.
09-21-12, 06:09 AM
Brooks saddles of any color will gradually change color and enhance their beauty. If, as a kid, you had a hard time waiting for Christmas, you're not going to like how long it takes.
09-21-12, 08:54 AM
It darkens. But how fast it darkens depends on how often it is used, and how often proofide is used on it. Both things add to the colour.
09-21-12, 12:36 PM
Mine is definitely darker in the places where I sweat on it. :-)
There is also a darker brown Brooks if that's the colour she really wants.
09-21-12, 05:07 PM
A picture I borrowed. Hers and his honey coloured Brooks Flyers, bought at the same time. She happened to be more fond of the proofide.
09-21-12, 05:31 PM
The acidity released by passing gas will slowly darken the leather. It takes a while, keep riding. If you're over fifty, less time is needed. bk
09-23-12, 07:32 AM
Here's mine after about 4000 miles:
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