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Brooks B-17 saddle setup
I know saddles are an intensely personal choice, but I've chosen a Brooks B-17 to be mine. I have a few questions about going about the proper set-up for it. My handlebars are approximately even with my seat, and I have received advice to tilt the nose of the Brooks up. Doing that produces numbness in short order. I also realize that the Brooks does take time to break in, but keeping the 'boys' happy is my first priority.
Are any of you using a B-17, and do you have any pearls of wisdom to cast my way regarding how you have arranged the saddle, (tilt, nose off-center, etc.) to make it perfect for you?