Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: New Rochelle, NY
Bikes: too many bikes from 1967 10s (5x2)Frejus to a Sumitomo Ti/Chorus aluminum 10s (10x2), plus one non-susp mtn bike I use as my commuter
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If you can feel the rivets you are definitely too far back in the saddle riding on the frame, rather than on the suspended section in the middle. Rivets or no you're going to get an uncomfortable ride.
That said, it used to be fashionable to file down the large copper rivets on the Brooks Pro saddle. Nothing stops you from filing yours down a bit, but be aware that those that aren't visibly copper are plated steel and filing will expose them to rust. It's OK if you keep them waxed or painted with clear nail polish, but you'll need to be attentive to that extra chore.
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