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Old 03-04-10, 02:57 PM   #1
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My new brooks, is it ok?

It seems like one side the leather is further away from the frame - i.e. a bit lop-sided / asymmetrical. Should I just ride it and see if it sorts itself out, or should I lace it?

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Old 03-04-10, 03:31 PM   #2
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Ride it first, and then lace it if it needs it.
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Just ride it. They are to sit on not look at.
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Being a slight bit off is no problem,Ive got one that was like that. Notice i said was? They conform to you over time,thats the beauty of the Brooks to those of us who swear by them. It will work its self out,or least mine did.
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Sweet, thanks. It is going on the bike this weekend - can't wait to commute next week!
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I bought a Brooks B17 last summer, and it turned out one side stuck out farther than the other, about 15 mm. It annoyed me to no end, every pedal stroke I could feel that side rub against my thigh. It never broke in or got comfortable. Luckily I bought it from Wallbike, they exchanged it after 6 months for a better one.
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Hey, so's mine. it's been on three bikes, done at least 12,000 miles, and I never noticed until I saw your post. The bike happened to be in the room, so I got up and looked. I don't know if it was that way when I got it, or if I warped it by sitting on it crooked, but it's never bothered me.
If I had to justify it, I'd say, "Well, it's made by hand of natural materials..." Probably some validity to that--I have three B-17s, and they're all slightly different.
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