I've got a Team Pro on my town bike, a B-17 on the tourer (road bike), and a Brooks Swallow on the Brevet bike. I like all 3 - but found the Swallow (and maybe a new Swift I just picked up) more comfortable on the Brevet bike - esp in the drops or on the aerobars.
Not sure how the B17N compares. You might want to discuss it and / or buy from Bill at Wallbike. He's got a great return policy.
As for training - fenders, my touring rig or single speed or mountain bike, (the nice bike when there is no salt on the roads!) and the trainer. I'm looking at rollers this winter as well... ... and foreign films, esp Japanese Samurai movies and epics, as well as Tour DVDs, while on the trainer.
Running, snowshoes, telemark, and XC ski too.
So long. Been nice knowing you BF.... to all the friends I've made here and in real life... its been great. But this place needs an enema.