I am sprucing up this recently acquired Motobecane mixte c.1981. I plan to use it
for fast-ish long distance cycling and touring. I am keeping the drop bars for now,
but may later replace them with something like mustache bars.
I have never ridden a roadbike before, only relaxed frames with upright seating
positions. What are your recommendations regarding the most appropriate Brooks
saddle for this bicycle? My instinct is to get the Flyer, but will the springs be
counterproductive to the sportier geometry? I am not concerned about the weight of
the saddle, only comfort. It has been suggested to me that the B17 or B72 might
actually be better for this bike, but I have a hard time believing that. My other
saddles are the B66 and B18, both on upright bikes.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.