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Old 11-29-08, 12:49 AM   #1
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Boney Butt Bros

...is not the name of the new porno i'm starring in.

but srzly, i got a new B-17 narrow today, and though it's possibly positioned wrong (kind of doubt it), it hurts my ass like i'm riding on a plank of wood. :\ i'm 5'7" / 125 lb., with a definite boney ass. i'm wondering if any other skinny people have had problems breaking these in or whatever.

gimme some advice cuz this thing looks so f ucking nice, i just want it to feel good on my bum. about where should my butt bones be on top of?
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Old 11-29-08, 12:50 AM   #2
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I think they break in a little bit more with each ride. Give it some more time and you may love it.
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It takes several weeks of riding before a Brooks even begins to break in. Patience.
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Yeah, I mean I took it out for about 15 miles today, and it still feels like a rock on my ass, but I'll see how it goes in time
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mine took about 150 miles plus getting it wet (on accident) to break it in. it's going to take you a while, each ride will hurt less and less until you forget you're sitting on a saddle.
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Just wondering how much you guys weigh... I feel like it would break in faster under more weight
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i'm 170 but it doesn't really matter how much you weigh, it's based on mileage/time you have on the saddle that breaks it in. the more you ride the more it contours and it's around the 150-200 mile marker, don't rush it or try to soften it you'll regret it; they are meant to stay hard and if they aren't they will sag or 'hammock' and will not have the same longevity as a properly broken in brooks.
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I'm about the same size (5'7", 130 lbs). It really does just take time. You have to have a little patience with a Brooks. I've put about 800-900 miles on mine, and it feels really good right now. Expect to spend at least a few weeks on the saddle before it starts to feel right (depending on how much you ride). Proofride it too. Like someone said above, a Brooks is supposed to provide support for your ass, not a hammock for it to swing in.
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