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    The Red Lantern Rev.Chuck's Avatar
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    I finally got a Brooks

    I tried to get a Pro but the wholesalers were out. So I am now the proud owner of a Swift. It is very pretty. I need to take some pictures of it. She will go on my main road bike, the fixed Trek. This saddle is so nice I may have to get a new frame to go with it.
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    Bravo! Welcome to the club.

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    Have you tried riding it yet??

    Let's just say ... it takes patience and perseverance, but it is worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    Have you tried riding it yet??

    Let's just say ... it takes patience and perseverance, but it is worth it.
    The only patience I have needed with my Brooks saddles is waiting for the proofide to dry before installation.

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    The only thing i cant own is 400 bucks for a saddle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    The only thing i cant own is 400 bucks for a saddle.
    400 bucks for a saddle????? What saddle is $400?

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    or like the 300 range, thats how much teh brookes saddles were going for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    or like the 300 range, thats how much teh brookes saddles were going for.
    Not from Wallingford they aren't!!

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html

    My B-17 cost me $65.00

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    What makes Brooks such great saddles? I've never tried one, and I'm intrigued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka
    Not from Wallingford they aren't!!

    http://www.wallbike.com/brooks/standardsaddles.html

    My B-17 cost me $65.00

    hmm interesting i will have to look into where i saw that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    What makes Brooks such great saddles? I've never tried one, and I'm intrigued.

    It conforms to your shape and it breathes, because it is leather. It become part of you, fits you perfectly ... and is VERY, VERY comfortable.

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    The swift is pretty pricey, isn't it? That's why I bought a B17 and butchered it...

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    would a brooks be suitable for a cross country bike? Ide love to buy one but im afraid to ruin it with my XC riding
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    Velogirl,
    I have Brooks on both my bikes. I like them.
    They can be tricky. Picking the right one can be a bear.
    Then everybody and his brother has his own take on the right way to break one in. Lastly, setting one up also can be tricky. The seatpost clamp needs to catch the saddle close to the middle of the rails. This can be tough to do with some frames. My wife rides on a Finesse. It was a nightmare to get her to even try it. But now if I tried to remove it, she'd cut my hands off at the neck.
    What I don't understand is why she insists on putting a somewhat ugly seatcover on such a pretty saddle.

    Anyway, the lower your bars, the narrower the saddle. Just as a rule of thumb. If you know someone with a Brooks, you could ask them if you could just sit on it for a moment. Some of the gals here like the B17. I think the Champion Special is the only way to go if you're getting a B17. But then, I also think the Finesse is very much worth it.

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    The brooks is more comfort than race right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirl
    What makes Brooks such great saddles? I've never tried one, and I'm intrigued.
    They build character.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rev.Chuck
    So I am now the proud owner of a Swift.
    Man.... it's about time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    hmm interesting i will have to look into where i saw that.
    you're thinking of the swallow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hi565
    hmm interesting i will have to look into where i saw that.
    You probably saw a Swallow, which was a retro Brooks racing saddle in limited edition run. It's a thing of beauty.

    I have a Swift on my road bike and a B.17 Standard on my commuter hybrid. I love them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baxtefer
    you're thinking of the swallow.
    For $300 there had better be wait.... nevermind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackberry
    They build character.
    Have you got kangaroos loose in the top paddock mate???

    The last time you mentioned Brooks Saddles, you called 'em arse hatchets.
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    I just got a bonus and was considering purchasing one, but I am not sure which one. I want it for my road bike. I notice that there are no dimensions given, any suggestions???? How long (or about how many miles) does it take to "break it in"? Does your butt hurt during this process, or is it just normal getting used to as with any other seat?

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    Have owned numerous Brooks saddles and none have made much of an impression on me. The saddle that seems like the perfect pivot for me is the Turbo, and I have a drawer full of those. You'll know the perfect saddle when you ride it.

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    Hi again,
    what bike do you ride? How much higher/lower than the bars is the saddle. What saddle do you have now? How wide is it, and do you feel you'd like wider or narrower?

    I'll look at your reply tonite. Maybe we can work up a suggestion.
    I must say I am very impressed with my wife's Finesse.

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    Hi! I have been out of "circulation" on the forums lately. I have been developing Access DB's for work and it is taking a huge amount of my time.

    As for my ride, it is a Giant OCR2. I hated the seat because of the rough texture. I couldn't slide easily because my shorts would get stuck on the texture and then cause a chafing point. That didn't last long because I took the seat off of my mtb and put it on. It works perfect, but they don't make it anymore and I can't really find one like it. Plus I don't want to be switching the seat back and forth because I am so picky about adjustments. The seat is a bit higher than the bars. I measured the seat I am using now and it is approx. 177 x 279 mm.

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