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    B17 alittle wide

    HI,
    My B17 is a little wide behind the nose, has anyone ever cut down the b17 alittile to make it more streamline,
    I may put a couple wood clamps under the saddle while its drying out to see if I can thin down the nose, it seems to chaff my inner thigh on the road bike on longer rides.
    It does ride very nice on the bones though.
    Doug
    The swallowtail has really nice lines it does cost 3x as much as the B17..

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    Post over in C&V. It's been done several times and I think ther is even a link to some instructions for doing it. The trimmed saddles look very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txvintage View Post
    Post over in C&V. It's been done several times and I think ther is even a link to some instructions for doing it. The trimmed saddles look very nice.
    It probably voids the warranty, however.

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    I used a Dremel to freehand cutting the sides off due to chafing.
    It looks much like a Swallow at this point. I was careful to not cut too close to the rivets so the leather won't tear easily.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by djnzlab1 View Post
    HI,
    My B17 is a little wide behind the nose, has anyone ever cut down the b17 alittile to make it more streamline,
    I may put a couple wood clamps under the saddle while its drying out to see if I can thin down the nose, it seems to chaff my inner thigh on the road bike on longer rides.
    It does ride very nice on the bones though.
    Doug
    The swallowtail has really nice lines it does cost 3x as much as the B17..
    I haven't but others have.....

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    Could you just lace it? Trimming the sides shorter seems like it would leave an edge that would chafe even worse.
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