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Old 12-17-09, 02:18 PM   #1
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Who wants a good laught ?

A while back I had my Brooks B17 Special Green.I love the way it look but it was hurting my butt so I sold it.But after I took it off I saw why but it was to late I had it sold it was my lost.So today I went back to my LBS and got my self a new Brooks B17 Special Green just like the one I had.But this time I was very careful putting it on and I took it out for a little test ride and at this time it does not hurt.The problem I had was I was sitting on the rim of the seat no wonder it was killing my butt lol.So I was out another 135.00 for a new seat.Guess I had it coming to me.People here told me to give it time but no I would not listen so it cost me.Thats my story.
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Old 12-17-09, 04:38 PM   #2
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Not sure why that's funny. Why was you out another $135? You sold the other one so you'd only be out the difference between the first one and what you sold it for plus this saddles cost.

I know this is too late, but next time buy your Brooks saddles from Wallbike.com. They have a 6 month return policy.
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Old 12-17-09, 06:47 PM   #4
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"sitting on the rim of the seat" ???
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Old 12-17-09, 07:28 PM   #5
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"sitting on the rim of the seat" ???
Yeah, I was wondering about that, too -- Brooks making toilet seats now?
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This post and the punctuation made me laf!
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idontreallyunderstandwhypeopletypelikethiseither. It's really annoying to read. And I don't understand why it's supposed to make me laugh. And I don't understand "sitting on the rim".
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He's talking about the metal frame at the rear of the saddle:

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That's it, Yan. Riding the rivets. One of the few problems with the b-17 is that it can't be set very far forward. On one bike, I solved the problem by going to a Thompson Elite, which has zero, or very little set back. On the other, which has a very nice Salsa seatpost, I finally took off the Brooks and went with a Terry Cite Y.
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And also, with a leather saddle, it's like a new pair of shoes, it takes a while to break in.

I had a Brooks B-17, but eventually the leather ripped away from the rivets. It spent too much time outdoors in the rain, but I was in the military, living in a baracks, and the bike was chained to a bike rack outside. So it got rained on. But it did last a long time, and it was the most comfortable saddle I've ever ridden on.

No, wait, I think I had a Brooks B-72... ? It was wider than the one in the picture.
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Been searching for something related to this. I guess I'm riding the rivets. I love my Brooks, but some rides, usually longer, I actually scrape my cheeks and once it starts, I can't get comfortable for the rest of the ride. Should I try and put the saddle back a shade? Should the tilt remain the same?


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Yeah, push it back. You want your sit bones to be on the leather, not the rivets.
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