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    Help needed on selecting a Brooks Saddle.

    Can anyone give me a suggestion of purchasing a middle of the road..new or used Brooks Saddle.
    Not for a 10 speed,
    but for a 3 speed cruiser and a dirt bike.
    And not too expensive. Maybe 50-100 bucks. Is that enough?
    Maybe even the "imitations" would be OK.
    I haven't a clue about Brooks !! So many to pick from.

    PS. but I did have one on my old Schwinn Super Sport.

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    A B68 (unsprung) or B67 (sprung) would seem to be the ones you need to look at.
    Also consider looking at Lepper saddles which are Dutch leather saddles that use mattress springs instead of tensioned leather. A lepper saddle will cost less than a Brooks and doesn't need to be broken in. It took me over 1000 miles on my Brooks flyer to make it more comfortable then the Lepper Weltmeister on my other bike, the Brooks is however more comfortable now than the Lepper ever will be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekk View Post
    Can anyone give me a suggestion of purchasing a middle of the road..new or used Brooks Saddle.
    Not for a 10 speed,
    but for a 3 speed cruiser and a dirt bike.
    And not too expensive. Maybe 50-100 bucks. Is that enough?
    Maybe even the "imitations" would be OK.
    I haven't a clue about Brooks !! So many to pick from.

    PS. but I did have one on my old Schwinn Super Sport.

    I ride the Brooks B33 since I'm so heavy (300+lbs ) but any one of the sprung saddles will do a good job for rider weights under 250lbs.

    If you buy a Brooks , or any other leather saddle, make sure that you carry a shower cap along to keep it dry in the rain.

    http://www.brooksengland.com/catalog...26+heavy+duty/

    TIP: to "season" a leather saddle quicker cover it with a towel then beat the snot out of it with a good RUBBER mallet.

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    These days, entry level Brooks is about $100, not $50...

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    thanks everyone... 100 bucks is OK.
    Will start looking. Maybe a used one?

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    Used saddles can be a crapshoot, especially older ones. If it's dried-out and ready to crack, you may not see it in the eBay pictures. A new Brooks is a fantastic deal, because with proper care, the cost per mile is super-low.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekk View Post
    thanks everyone... 100 bucks is OK.
    Will start looking. Maybe a used one?
    I got this one used for far less than $100, but that was getting lucky. It's about the right kind of saddle for you, though.



    I would try to find one locally, though, so you can see it in person before handing over money, for the reason ThermionicScott mentions.
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    What do you all think of this one?
    B66 for $110 shipped thru Amazon.

    http://www.amazon.com/Brooks-Saddles...rds=brooks+b66

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevekk View Post
    Can anyone give me a suggestion of purchasing a middle of the road..new or used Brooks Saddle.
    Not for a 10 speed,
    but for a 3 speed cruiser and a dirt bike.
    And not too expensive. Maybe 50-100 bucks. Is that enough?
    Maybe even the "imitations" would be OK.
    I haven't a clue about Brooks !! So many to pick from.

    PS. but I did have one on my old Schwinn Super Sport.
    Here ya go. You won't find a better deal.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Hey OP, I've got a very low mileage vintage Brooks B-72 that I'm willing to part with. Send me a PM if you are interested (you need 50 posts to send a PM).

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    How much $. I might be interested.

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    Get one of the single railed ones because they work on modern seatposts. I have a B-72 and a 73 both of which are double railed and they are kind of useless unless I go out and find the right seatpost. Also velo orange sells leather saddles at pretty attractive prices.

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    Hit up Ebay and look for Wallbike. They sell returned saddles and you can usually get them for about 65% of a new one. Of if you aren't sure you want one, you can order a new one from Wallbike and they have a no questions asked 6 month return policy. In the case of the bike you are describing the B-66/67 would be the best choice. The B66 is double rail for a straight post and clamp the B67 is for modern single rail micro adjust posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
    Get one of the single railed ones because they work on modern seatposts. I have a B-72 and a 73 both of which are double railed and they are kind of useless unless I go out and find the right seatpost. Also velo orange sells leather saddles at pretty attractive prices.
    You can buy an adapter that will permit you to use a double rail saddle on a single rail seat post. I think, but am not sure they are made by Wheels Mfg, and they might be called sandwiches. Also there are two types, since not all seat posts are the same.
    Last edited by ironwood; 07-02-12 at 08:29 AM. Reason: grammar and spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironwood View Post
    You can buyan adapter that will permit you to use a double rail saddle on a single rail seat post. I think, but am not sure they are made by Wheels Mfg, and they might be called sandwhiches. Also there are two types, since not all seat posts are the same.
    Very cool, good to know since I own two of those things. This looks to be the piece: http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...f2e50e9f4d3a5c

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    The photo on Doohickey's post shows an adapter.

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    I think the us of use mattress spring is good in contrast to i tensioned leather.I have personally experience with both but I was more then happy while using mattress spring.
    Thanks for such a nice stuff to all of you.





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    Thanks.... I am still looking for a Brooks.
    Entry level. Anybody got a good link w/ a good price?

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    Good price ?, .. see what you can win, used, at auction.

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