Need advice on sprung Brooks saddles for tandem
This is my first post on this forum, so forgove me if I'm in the wrong catagory, but I didn't see one specifically for seats.
I have a 30 year old Motobecane tandem that we've turned into a beach cruiser, so to speak. I know this will offend the purists, but hey, at least we still ride it.
We have beach cruiser bars, and ride pretty upright, usually 10 miles at a time at a 1/2 relaxed and 1/2 brisk pace down to the boardwalk and back...with stops for dinner, fun, etc.
The bike has a classic look with a real wicker basket, leather grips, etc. We still have small tires, but the "biggest" small )110 lb pressure) tires that would fit. This was all done by our local high end bike shop.
Now for saddles. We both get sore, but will never ride enough to break our butts in. We've tried Serfas gel saddles, but are willing to go leather...both for looks and for fit and comfort. I've read extensively about saddles, and talked to shops (Wallingford is one, I believe). I know the pros and cons of leather, and am willing to go through the break-in period and regular upkeep needed. My wife can't use a suspension seat post, it makes the seat too high.
The brooks dealer suggested the B67, but I wondered if anyone had compared this to the B72 (the one with the wierd internal springs). It seems to sit lower, and may allow the suspension post.
I would like the seat with the most "give" for Pam. I know its not as efficient, but thats not an issue. She can't see the bumps coming and softer springs will help. The Brooks dealer said the Brooks springs are not the "springy", so softer seems better considering the Brooks springs are firm anyway.
Any words of wisdon would be appreciated.
BTW- even the bikers with high tech road bikes compliment us on our bike, and we like the "feel" of quality equipmant.