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Old 07-29-12, 08:19 PM   #1
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Using my rump to pound Britain's finest into submission!

Day one of breaking in my new Brooks Professional.



...uh, what? Well what did you think the title of the thread meant?

This is my second Brooks Pro but the first one was broken in over thirty five ago and I am still riding it. It seems to me that the first one took quite a long time to break in properly. So far the new one is not all that uncomfortable but I ended up sliding around on the new slick surface on the ride tonight. I just hope the new one ends up being as comfortable as the old one. I will be absolutely delighted if the new one lasts 35 years and I am still riding thirty five years from now. I will try to post a picture of the new one next to the old one tomorrow when I can get some good pictures.

Thank you Britain for the best saddle I have ever ridden on!
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Old 07-29-12, 08:29 PM   #2
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Phew....wasn't sure I should open this thread.
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Shouldn't that be thank you Italy for saving Brooks when Sturmey Archer went under? (just poking fun at you)
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Thank you Britain for the best saddle I have ever ridden on!
Thank the Italians for keeping the saddle-maker in business.
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I'm two days into a Brooks B17 and so far it seems a lot better than my previous saddles.
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Well thank you Italy then!

The Brooks saddle on the left was bought in 1976. The one on the right was bought last week.


In fairness the older Brooks Pro basically sat for 20+ years and was only given treatment about every five years or so. I still ride the old saddle every week and plan on doing the same with the new one.
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Old 07-30-12, 06:01 PM   #7
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"I definitely got the better of him. I hit him right in the shoe with my butt."
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I use a B17 on one of my bikes, comfortable from day 1 but I have never ridden more than about 25 miles at a time on it. Not sure how it would feel on longer rides.
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Wouldn't trade my Brooks saddles for any other brand.
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