How many commuters using Brooks saddle?
Not me. Got other bike items on the top of the shopping list.
Just put one on the commuter a couple weeks ago. Still breaking it in, but its getting much better.
Man..those things are slippery and hard as a rock at first.
Brooks on all my bikes. Comfortable and durable, what's not to like.
- does being a commuter mean you have to have a job?
- just asking, 'cause i do my Wednesday food shopping via bike and (like on all my bikes) use a Brooks...
+1 on the brooks. I loved it from the minute I put it on my bike and it just keeps getting better. I even have a spare for when this one wears out in 25 years.
I have one on my regular road bike, but am using an old Terry Fly on my commuter.
I'll vote yes cuz I'd prefer to have a Brooks on my commuter.
I just bought one from the suggestions here.
Not here. My bibs seem to be working just fine. I would like to try one but my next bike purchase will most likely prevent that.
I actually use a Belt saddle, which was Fuji's leather saddle. Essentially the same quality, though they don't make them anymore. I like it, and if you can find one N.O.S. on eBay, get it. Same quality as a Brooks without the cachet (and therefore price).
I keep thinking a cushy saddle will be more comfortable. For whatever reason it never is.
That rock of a saddle they call a Brooks B-17 is the one that gets the miles. It defies logic, but my ass agrees... Brooks is the way to go.
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One problem with a cushy saddle is that your body sinks into it and can pinch nerves and cut off blood supply to the nethers.Originally Posted by MyPC8MyBrain
Of the four typical problems with a saddle: nerves, blood, rash, and pain caused by pressing flesh into bone... the only one I get on my brooks is the general pain, which only happens when my butt isn't conditioned from not riding for a while. I've never had numbness or rash from my rock hard Brooks, but have from every other saddle I've tried.
B-67 installed on my Breezer about a month ago.
Commuting from South Jersey to Center City Philly
1980 Fuji Royale SS conversion
Only one of the bikes hasn't been used as a "commuter"
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5 bikes, 5 Brooks, all do commuting duty at one time or another.
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Not yet... and I say yet with heavy weighting... me wants!
B17. Finest saddle ever. (At least, I think so...)
Good night...and good luck
Have a B17 on my old 520 that I commute on and a Ti Swift on my Ti road bike. Both very comfortable.
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Sorry, can't answer that one because it's not a yes/no question...How many commuters using Brooks saddle?
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For those commuting in street clothes, do the Brooks saddles get your pants all dirty?
I've happily used a Terry Men's Liberator for years. Just started on a new Terry Ti Fly and had a dirty seat for the first couple of rides. Seems to have stopped now.
Most of us 'got it' you can tooOriginally Posted by JustBrowsing
I think its only the black ones that dirty rears...Originally Posted by gazer
i've owned one for a month but haven't put it on yet - been raining almost every day, can't do that to my bran-new saddle