Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Northern Nevada
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another vote for the B-17. I have them on four bikes (one was a gift and I got one for $4.50 in a thrift store, or I couldn't afford them), and I haven't had a single complaint in almost 20 years.
Haven't priced them lately, but I think you can find them for about $70, sometimes less. Try Rivendell, www.rivbike.com
. They're a little high on many things, but Grant was selling Brookses fairly reasonably.
If you get one, pick up some Proofhide, Brooks' proprietary saddle goop, and apply it sparingly not more than twice a year--do NOT goop it on weekly. My oldest saddle is 20+ years old, and it's hard to tell from the one I bought two years ago.