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    A Brooks first

    So here I am on tour 300 miles from nowhere and this happens. No the bolt was never touched.
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    I was only about 5 miles from the house, but it would have put me in a bind if I was on tour.
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    The picture didn't take,
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    Yeah that seat post would have been very uncomfortable for a 200 mile ride back home from the tour. Have you contacted Brooks
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    I just called Wallingford and they are shipping another bolt today for $11 + shipping.
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    What do you think happened? Any ideas/theories?
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    When I talked to Bill at Wallingford, he said it happens a few times a year, for no apparent reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    When I talked to Bill at Wallingford, he said it happens a few times a year, for no apparent reason.
    Wow! Unless they sell hundreds of thousands of Brooks saddles, that's a failure rate that would encourage me to steer clear of a Brooks.
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    I don't get it, George. You have to pay the $11? I was under the impression there was some sort of back up from the factory or the dealer.

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    George - just curious, how many miles did you have on the saddle when this happened? - Just curious.

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    Here's my old one and I still ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sauerwald View Post
    George - just curious, how many miles did you have on the saddle when this happened? - Just curious.
    5000 miles
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    Quote Originally Posted by Louis View Post
    I don't get it, George. You have to pay the $11? I was under the impression there was some sort of back up from the factory or the dealer.
    I know if it were a Terry or Specialized, I would have got a new one. Like I said before, I'll never break in another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    Here's my old one and I still ride it.
    So tell the truth. Do you use only genuine Profide or have you been substituting something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    So tell the truth. Do you use only genuine Profide or have you been substituting something else?
    THAT one was soaked in neatsfoot for 2 weeks and baked in a 400 degree oven overnight. It would have been ok if he had turned the oven down to 350.

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    George, that's gotta hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by George View Post
    I know if it were a Terry or Specialized, I would have got a new one. Like I said before, I'll never break in another one.
    I thought Wallingford was supposed to be so wonderful for their warranty. If I had this problem with a saddle I bought from my LBS, I would expect them to contact Brooks and get a free replacement part. Why is Wallingford not doing this?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Hello George,

    Tough break on that saddle, brooks products
    have served me well for about 40 years.

    I'm thinking, contacting the factory in th UK, may have
    been the way to go for satifaction. These folks make,
    hands down the best bicycle saddles.
    Parts break, s**t happens

    Wallingford {Wall Bike** is just a bicycle parts
    store in New Orleans, USA and sell parts, {Brooks
    among others**. So a part was needed and he sold
    it. no harm no foul.

    I do not. nor have ever worked for Brooks or any
    bicycle related company. I'll use the saddles
    for as long as these old legs can pedal.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by mr.bill; 11-06-08 at 07:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    Wow! Unless they sell hundreds of thousands of Brooks saddles, that's a failure rate that would encourage me to steer clear of a Brooks.
    Yep. As I said in another thread, that's a design flaw. Brooks should do something differently. It's a major safety issue and could lead to a serious accident. I would stay clear of using any component with a problem like that.
    You're just trying to start an argument to show how smart you are.

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    The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    I think I'm going to order another one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    So tell the truth. Do you use only genuine Profide or have you been substituting something else?

    LMAOROF Obviously he used too much neatsfoot oil.

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    hmmm

    I think a little Yankee ingenuity could have solved the problem. Maybe a shoe lace through the hole and back around the front of the frame with a little tension would have solved it until later. Stuffing your t-shirt under the saddle would also suffice. On tours, sometimes things happen and you have to improvise and adapt or walk.

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    A 80 year old design flaw?
    Everything should be as simple as possible...But not more so.---Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booger1 View Post
    A 80 year old design flaw?

    I'm not 80 yet, only 69.

    Oh! You mean the saddle!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

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