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Old 08-19-10, 03:05 PM   #1
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squeeky brooks saddle

well, title says it all.

i know im a big guy with a fat ass but ive sat on friend's brooks and they dont sqeek.

btw its a brooks b17 narrow. maybe i should have gone for xtra wide? lol
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I would bet it's not tightened enough to the seatpost. Give it one more crank.
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Mine don't squeak, but i've read that if you cut a small piece of old inner tube and wedge it between the rails and leather where they meet near the back it stops the squeak.

here's the thread I read it in:
How to silence squeeky Brooks saddle
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Put a few drops of any light oil on the rails, as well as the front bolt assembly. Both of my Brooks saddles squeak like crazy if I don't oil them from time to time.
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i will try both, thanks guise
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Put a few drops of any light oil on the rails, as well as the front bolt assembly. Both of my Brooks saddles squeak like crazy if I don't oil them from time to time.
Do you think putting a drop of Phil Wood tenacious oil would be overdoing it? I've been having this problem as well and that's the only oil I got.
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Any oil will do the trick.
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My plastic Brooks squeaks and I'm proud of it.
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oil is the key. my b17 narrow used to squeak until i oiled up the rails
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