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    Brooks saddle - Honey colored - does it change?

    My wife would like a classic saddle on her 'new' British 3-speed. She likes the honey colored brooks, but is hoping that with proofhide and age it will get darker. Anyone else with a honey-colored seat notice it reflecting any patina with use/age?

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    both of my honey colored Brooks have darkened, but not evenly - some spots are quite dark, others not as much.
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    Brooks saddles of any color will gradually change color and enhance their beauty. If, as a kid, you had a hard time waiting for Christmas, you're not going to like how long it takes.

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    It darkens. But how fast it darkens depends on how often it is used, and how often proofide is used on it. Both things add to the colour.

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    Mine is definitely darker in the places where I sweat on it. :-)
    Knows the weight of my bike to the nearest 10 pounds.

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    There is also a darker brown Brooks if that's the colour she really wants.

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    A picture I borrowed. Hers and his honey coloured Brooks Flyers, bought at the same time. She happened to be more fond of the proofide.


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    The acidity released by passing gas will slowly darken the leather. It takes a while, keep riding. If you're over fifty, less time is needed. bk

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    Here's mine after about 4000 miles:


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