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    Senior Member Mort Canard's Avatar
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    Using my rump to pound Britain's finest into submission!

    Day one of breaking in my new Brooks Professional.

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    ...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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Canard View Post
    Thank you Britain for the best saddle I have ever ridden on!
    Thank the Italians for keeping the saddle-maker in business.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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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.
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    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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    "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.
    "It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for someone you love". Blazeman, Warrior Poet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    wut
    Before I developed my good sense one of my common brawl tactics was to hit the other guy in the fist with my eye. I've never kicked a saddle with my a$$ though.

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