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    Butchering Brooks

    This is primarily for The Fixer, but all comments welcome...anyway, love the Cinelli and esp. the Brooks Pro. I'm wondering if it's flapped & tied on the bottom above the rails. I have a Team Pro coming from momo, weigh 175 on a fat day, and wondered whether it should be tied (after cutting/trimming) to support my rather average girth...want to make it into a pseudo-Swallow. Thanks in advance.
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    [QUOTE=dabern] weigh 175 on a fat day[QUOTE]

    haha, you get those fat days too? i have days where i feel like im still 300 pounds!!

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    You may enjoy looking at this page on "Butchered and Tied" Brooks saddles from wallbike.com.

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    Thanks Dan, I have, but the only weight/support info I see is for a B17 and a 160 lb rider. I don't know how thick the leather is on a Pro...I have a Swift which supports me fine (stock, without being tied) but again not sure about the Pro and if the side flaps that I intend to remove are there to provide needed reinforcement.
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    I think if you dropped an e-mail to Wallingford Bike or one of the guy's who's work is shown on the page. They might be able to answer your questions and make some helpful suggestions.

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    dabern.... I think the Professional is the best candidate for butchering without the need for support simply due to its extra stiffness. I weigh 160 and none of my saddles are tied.

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    I've owned this Swift for about a year now and recently decided to butcher it. Not much cutting involved on this one.......it was somewhat sleek to begin with. Absolutely no difference in ride quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    I've owned this Swift for about a year now and recently decided to butcher it. Not much cutting involved on this one.......it was somewhat sleek to begin with. Absolutely no difference in ride quality.

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    interesting seatpost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geneman
    interesting seatpost.

    -mark
    I just got into butchering seatposts too....
    Actually, it's a Miche Supertype post.

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    Thanks for the info, George, I won't sweat chopping it up then and am happy not having to leave flaps for lacing together. BTW, excellent work, both of those Brooks look sweet. Thanks again for responding.
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