so I did something some might call dumb, I bought a used Brooks Team Pro. Guy said it had seen 200 miles and I believed him, so I agreed tentatively on an $85 price. I saw it and sucked it up and paid it, but I'm starting to have buyer's remorse. Mostly because it looks like it's seen more than 200 miles.
Actually, I should say only one side of it looks that way. Unless this guy had his right ischial removed or something my running theory is that he leaned the saddle against a pipe, railing or otherwise for storage and it's been that way for some time. Didn't seem to ever have been proofided.
To be honest it rides nice, I just did 20 miles on it to check it out and it feels pretty good. I like the shape overall better than the B.17, especially with any saddle-to-bar drop. But I feel like I'm missing out on what's so important, the formative stages.
Does anyone here know of a way to get the Team Pro back to it's original, un-tainted form? I did tighten the frame a bit, maybe a half a turn total, and then Proofided it. I'm hoping it will adopt my shape with some good, ole ass sweat. I'm afeared I'm dreamin', and I should have spent $40 and had me a new one.
Any help is appreciated.