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    It's the 'little things'...

    Last month we added another (tandem) bike to our stable. Being a very lightly used bike, it needed almost no tweaking (new cables & housings) other than pedals & saddles.

    I took it out for a spin yesterday to get used to the bar-end shifters and different gearing and see if the cleats were adjusted properly.

    I think I'd been on the bike for about 5 minutes before my brain reminded me of what my body hadn't: the new saddle.

    I big grin broke across my face as I remembered why I bought another Brooks B17.
    B. Gross
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    '96 Cannondale MT1000 "Los Dos" Tandem
    '84 Santana Arriva Tandem
    '87 Specialized Rockhopper
    '10 Lennard Zinn Stelvio Road Bike

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    Same here - just got a B-17 for (captain) and a sprung B-17S (stoker) for the Holdsworth. Can't wait to take it out this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcschafer View Post
    Same here - just got a B-17 for (captain) and a sprung B-17S (stoker) for the Holdsworth. Can't wait to take it out this weekend!
    +1
    I got my bride/stoker a B67s (sprung) and she is itching to ride it.
    It's on the agenda for tomorrow.
    B. Gross
    SoCal

    '96 Cannondale MT1000 "Los Dos" Tandem
    '84 Santana Arriva Tandem
    '87 Specialized Rockhopper
    '10 Lennard Zinn Stelvio Road Bike

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    Wow, everyone is different. I rode my Bob Jackson with tubulars and a Brooks saddle for approx 17 years. I must have put many gallons of neetsfoot oil into the saddle over that time. I could never get comfortable on it. When silk and cotton tubulars became more precious and I rode with the newer tech Contis with less forgiving synthetic fibers, that was the end for me! The harder tires just killed me. I eventually started to ride a Serotta columbus frame with clinchers; still no good with the Brooks! I later switched to a flite saddle, which looks like a torture instrument, and it was 1000% better for me. Go figure!
    I now use a variation of the flite (arrowhead) with a slot on my single and a Terry Fly on the tandem.
    Steve
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    Santa Cruz Heckler

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