Tom,Originally Posted by tacreamer
I'm sorry to hear you're having comfort issues with your Brooks.
Got a question for you: is it the metal frame around the rear (the "horseshoe" shaped part of the frame) that's causing you grief or the metal rails running down the middle/front?
If the latter, tilting the saddle to a different angle might help.
If the former "horseshoe" try sliding the saddle fore/aft until you get it where it seems most natural to be in the "hammock" of the leather.
There's one possibility that may not be a popular one: your saddle may be too narrow for your riding style/sit bones. I tried a 150mm wide Brooks and found it hellish - I ride upright. Went to a B67 (210mm wide) and LOVE it.
You'll find narrow (140mm) plastic/carbon saddles but that width doesn't correspond to the same thing in a Brooks. The Brooks has to be wider for a given ride style/butt (in my experience) because you want to be sitting on the "hammock" not a vertical edge or frame which have no give.
I hope you can resolve the discomfort with position and tilt adjustments but you might consider a wider Brooks if that doesn't work. :\