Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Bikes: Trek 7.3FX
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Brooks B17 Squeaking
I had my bike down at the LBS tonight to try and figure out some squeaks coming from the front fork. At least that is what it sounded like on the bike. Instead, I'm finding that the squeaks are coming from the Brooks where the leather is riveted to the seat frame.
When I got the bike I put on Proofide and also re-applied it last week. I reapplied some tonight. The seat has about 400 miles on it. It still squeaks after tonights application.
Is it still breaking in? Amy I being too stingy with the Proofide? I thought I was pretty generous with it.
Also, somewhere I read something about dimples forming when the seat is broken in properly. I don't see any but I have to admit I don't know what I'm looking for.
All I know is that this squeak is driving me nuts. It's also quite embarrassing as I ride by other riders as it makes me look like someone that doesn't know how to maintain their bike properly.
Any ideas or suggestions would be welcome.