I fooled around heavily with my tension nut. The saddle out of the box seemed a little bit too soft considering how hard they are supposed to be. My saddle squeaked, after adjusting the bolt it stopped. I did however heavily back off and then back on tension to the leather. The squeak is gone. I am guessing the saddle is probably fine. Sheldon Brown advises not to toy with the nut. I am a constant tinker. I hope I didn't do any damage. As long as I get 3 years on the saddle I will be happy.