- installed another Brooks B-17 today on my old Allez after i got fed up with an azz-busting 25-miler this morning thanks to a Selle Italia Flite Ti Gel seat (i would have been *very* disappointed if i had purchased the Italia saddle separately from a bike a purchase - it is simply awful [to me])...
- i have two Honey browns and two black B-17s (one Honey is a special)... both honeys arrived rock hard, while both black saddles arrived soft and springy!
- is this normal? i had to actually tighten up my first black saddle, and it looks like i may have to do the same with the new one (which cost $40 from Nashbar due to a wicked sale a few weeks ago - w00t!)... i did not apply any preservative, water-proofing, or You-Must-Only-Use-Brooks-Proofhide™
- one thing is for sure... i'm riding in comfort from now on!