Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
Bikes: Serotta Legend Ti, Santa Cruz Heckler, Santana Visa TAndem
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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.