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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 03-21-11, 04:24 PM   #1
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Thanks to all the B17 Cultists

I'm with you on this. 50 miles on it and it already feels better than anything I've had before.
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Old 03-21-11, 04:33 PM   #2
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+1

I too drank the kool-aid...

Went ahead and purchased a second B17 for my new folder and am thinking of getting another brooks, though maybe not a b17, for my mountain bike.
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Old 03-21-11, 04:41 PM   #3
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I have a B17 special on my Trek 7.2; and I am trying to find the appropriate Brooks for my Cannondale road bike, leaning towards the Imperial..
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I've got an imperial on the way. I can't wait to see how it works.
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I have a B17 special on my Trek 7.2; and I am trying to find the appropriate Brooks for my Cannondale road bike, leaning towards the Imperial..
I found the team Pro or the Swifts to work better with road bikes if you have a decent drop to your handlebars.. I have B17's on my MTB and Cross Bike that have a more upright position.
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Any suggestions to which Brooks would be similar (dimensions / shape) to a Selle San Marco Regal?

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I was thinking about the B17 Narrow or B17 Imperial Narrow ?
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Any suggestions to which Brooks would be similar (dimensions / shape) to a Selle San Marco Regal?

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I was thinking about the B17 Narrow or B17 Imperial Narrow ?
The best fit would be the Swift.. http://wallbike.com/unsprung-saddles/swift

I ride mostly Rolls saddles and have a swift on one of my bikes and the fit is very similar, the Regal is more tapered on the sides while most Brooks have a flatter topside..
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The best fit would be the Swift.. http://wallbike.com/unsprung-saddles/swift

I ride mostly Rolls saddles and have a swift on one of my bikes and the fit is very similar, the Regal is more tapered on the sides while most Brooks have a flatter topside..
Thank you very much.

I haven't had the opportunity to see any of these side by side to compare, so I very much appreciate the help.
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Darn right they do (for most people)! I did a 50 mile ride Saturday wearing boxers and wind pants with no discomfort at all.

Yay B-17
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Anyone riding a B17 on a "relaxed geometry" road bike? I'm not liking my Terry Liberator nearly as much as I like it on my hybrid -- it's darn near perfect on there.
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I am on my second season with my B17 and from day one found the sasddle of my dreams. I also bought a new Mtn bike last fall and putting B17 on it as well. I do mostly dirt trail riding so more in saddle than standing.
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Anyone riding a B17 on a "relaxed geometry" road bike? I'm not liking my Terry Liberator nearly as much as I like it on my hybrid -- it's darn near perfect on there.
I am using a B17 on a steel touring frame which has similarities to a relaxed geometry road bike (handle bar and seat level).

I am very please with the seat. It took a little adjusting to get the fit right, small adjustments made a big difference. Indeed I found that I seemed to prefer it with the nose slightly elevated. I made all of those adjustments during the first ride and it has been far more comfortable than any other seat I've tried since then (~ 300 miles so far) and it isn't even "broken in" yet.

Getting those small adjustments right seem to be the key. That first ride day was pretty uncomfortable until I got them dialed in.
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I too am really looking at Brooks, and the B17 is a front runner. I had a brooks on my first road bike as a kid and loved it. I am unsure of the model though...but the B17 or B17 Imperial looks like it might work for me. Though I am really, really curious about the B68 series....

Anyone using the B68?
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I use a B17 on my commuter. That, a pair of trekker bars, and clipless pedals are all I've done to convert it into a long-distance road hog. I should probably look at different (lighter) tires, but I'll mess with that when I wear out the ones I have (1100+ miles so far without problem).
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My order from wallbike.com shipped today. Anyone want to guess what's in it?

BTW... does this cult have a new member guide? I need to brush up on robes, rituals, etc. before Thursday.
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My order from wallbike.com shipped today. Anyone want to guess what's in it?

BTW... does this cult have a new member guide? I need to brush up on robes, rituals, etc. before Thursday.
The packing material should include instructions for the handshake and sign
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We need to drop the leather bibs. I'm spending a fortune on Proofide.
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And to think Brooks almost went out of business not so long ago.
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I'll sell you my old bibs ...
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I'll sell you my old bibs ...
You told me you'd never sell them at the last sacrifice. I guess they're just too big for you now.
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You told me you'd never sell them at the last sacrifice. I guess they're just too big for you now.

It looks like he finally got the bloodstains out.
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My wallbike package arrived today with a b68s imperial and the b17s for the mrs.

I had only one bike for years and it always had my pro on it, my new/old MTB has a b17 on it.


I'm lovin the Brooks Kool-aide
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I love my Brooks but I am thinking of giving the Gyes knock-offs a try. They are cheap enough that if they are as good as some of the reviews claim will make nice saddles for less money. I have been collecting too many bikes lately to plop down $125+ everytime I need a new saddle.
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