I'm in need of input on potentially 2 different Brooks saddles.
Bike number one: I just picked up an '88 Miyata 615 that's in really great shape. It needs a new saddle, though. I'm torn between the B 17 and the Flyer for that bike. I'm around 210, 212--is the sprung saddle going to make me a lot more comfortable? I plan to use this bike mostly on the weekends for long rides of over 90 minutes a pop, typically 2 or 3 hours.
Bike number 2: my daily driver for commuting and generally trips under 90 minutes is an Electra Townie 8 700c. I'd like to keep it that way, but...last weekend I did 2 hours on it and (TMI warning) I was pretty sweaty and ended up with some kind of bump under the skin on my right 'cheek. It's getting better over the week, but it's still there, going away very slowly. So obviously I'd like to find a saddle that will minimize the chances of this happening again. Right now, the bike has the stock Townie saddle, which is a huge padded beast. Since the weight distribution on Townies is much more over-the-seat oriented, though, with the extremely upright position, would a Brooks like the B66 or B67?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!