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    Broken tension bolt on my Brooks saddle

    I haven't heard of this happening before. On my Brooks flyer Special the tension adjusting bolt broke, right at the nut that is used to adjust the tension. Saddle is 6 months old, never been re-tensioned. The shop I bought it from has offered to repair it or send me the part to do it myself. I am wondering if it is easy enough to do myself. The sight of those springs and small work area is intimidating. any experience with this ?

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    Occasionally those bolts can break - there are at least 1 or 2 threads on this. You may need the Brooks spanner for the bolt but it isn't brain surgery. Forget the springs, they aren't part of the equation. But make sure you don't over tighten the bolt when you put it in - mark the depth of the the current bolt so you can match the replacement.

    Having the shop do it is not a bad idea if you are nervous. It won't cost more than a new saddle.

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