Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Brighton, UK
Bikes: Rocky Mountain Solo, Specialised Sirrus Triple (quick road tourer), Santana Arriva Tandem
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Is this a good place to state the obvious and often repeated?
- Brooks saddles are attractive
- Brooks saddles don't suit everyone
1 CM is a big change in saddle position
Any how, I fitted a new tube and tyre to my 1990 Steel ol'favourite last night. While it was inverted for this, I loosened and kicked - no, adjusted - the new/old Brooks Swift about a cm closer to the bars.
This morning, a metric century, just inside 4 hours, nice and cool, sometimes a wonderful tail wind and sometimes a tough headwind, giving a flat ride some of the characteristics of a rolling ride.
And the careful (kicking-no) adjustment of the saddle placed the bones where they are supposed to be, on the broad bit of the saddle. All of a sudden, I'm a Brooks Happy Fellow.