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    Leather Re-breakin?

    Picked a Vintage bike with an old Wrights W3n on it.

    Now, my broken in Brooks Conquest rides comfortable after 2000 or so miles, I've cared for it since new.

    This 20+ year old saddle after multiple proofhide apps, and 1500 miles shows no signs of re-forming to my anatomy, anyone have some exp getting the older saddles to re-conform to a diff. set of seat bones?

    I have no idea how this seat was treated in the past, when I started, it was very hard, It's better with proofhide apps, but still gets very uncomfortable after 20 miles.

    Thanks for looking,

    Hans

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    ride it when its wet!
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    Go to a place that has saddles for horses and tell them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HansZarcov
    Picked a Vintage bike with an old Wrights W3n on it.

    Now, my broken in Brooks Conquest rides comfortable after 2000 or so miles, I've cared for it since new.

    This 20+ year old saddle after multiple proofhide apps, and 1500 miles shows no signs of re-forming to my anatomy, anyone have some exp getting the older saddles to re-conform to a diff. set of seat bones?

    I have no idea how this seat was treated in the past, when I started, it was very hard, It's better with proofhide apps, but still gets very uncomfortable after 20 miles.

    Thanks for looking,

    Hans
    Try this.http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...07#post2066307

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    Thank You OnBike,
    this looks exactly like what I'm looking to do, without going too extreme...

    Hans

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