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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-06-08, 05:20 PM   #1
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Hallelujah! I have achieved Brooks Nirvana!

Reference this earlier thread about the problems I've been having adjusting and adjusting to my Brooks B17:

numb-bumb on a B17

Well, after about 350 miles of tilt up, tilt down, raise seat, move seat back, tilt down tilt up, tilt up some more, and on and on, I finally hit the sweet spot! I lowered the nose of the saddle until it's just about level, and moved it about 1/2 inch forward, and BINGO! I rode 30 miles today with ABSOLUTELY NO DISCOMFORT! As a matter of fact, I don't think I've EVER been this comfortable on a bicycle saddle! This Brooks B17 is GREAT!

I've gone over to the dark side, and I'm lovin' it!

Here's a pic I just took after coming back from my ride (excuse the mess in the "computer lab"):

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Old 01-06-08, 05:35 PM   #2
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Glad to hear you are finding the saddle worth the price and time.
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Old 01-06-08, 06:36 PM   #3
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Yep, it took me a couple hundred miles and about a dozen adjustments to get it.

Congrats!

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Old 01-06-08, 07:05 PM   #4
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Excellent. I'd be a shame to lose you, what, with such a nice set up and all that. With so few miles on it, it's likely this won't be the last adjustment you make - they keep forming for at least a thousand miles, especially under us big guys. Have fun, and when you hit some 50+ milers, write us back with some thoughts.
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