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Old 04-03-06, 11:44 PM   #1
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New Brook B-17+ R M Sherpa touring

Hi guys I just got it , is it realy going to feel better......lol, also ordered a new bike today the Rocky mountain SHERPA any thoughts on this bike ? do you have it? www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/touring/index.aspx. I had to get this and not the trek 520 because my LBS gave me a good deal on it and I do like the shifters better.
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I have no idea about the bike, but the brooks will hurt until you break it in for a few weeks. I used baseball glove oil.
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Hi guys I just got it , is it realy going to feel better......lol, also ordered a new bike today the Rocky mountain SHERPA any thoughts on this bike ? do you have it? www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/touring/index.aspx. I had to get this and not the trek 520 because my LBS gave me a good deal on it and I do like the shifters better.
I put my B-17 on about 200 miles ago. It seems that it's uncomfortable at the beginning of the ride but gets better later in the ride - just the opposite of other saddles. Last Sunday I did 45 miles on it. At mile 40 I was taking a break and noticed the beginnings of indents from my sit bones! Lookin good!
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The Sherpa is an awesome bike. Hand built frame and wheels. You made a great choice.

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I have no idea about the bike, but the brooks will hurt until you break it in for a few weeks. I used baseball glove oil.
mine didn't really hurt at all, but a lot of folks say what you're sayin'. i have a little over a thousand miles on mine now and i love it like a son. most comfortable now. just ride that rascal and proofride it occasionally and you're all set.
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i just got a new brooks, and it hurts still a little but it's getting better fast. the first time i rode on it it was so uncomfortable that i was convinced i was one of the few for whom brooks saddles just don't work. now, i can see how in a couple hundred miles it will be my favorite.
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The first time I rode on mine I had to stop and think about the seat. I'd gone from 30psi mountain bike tires to 65psi slicks, and my hands were feeling the road and I didn't even notice the seat.
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The Sherpa is an awesome bike. Hand built frame and wheels. You made a great choice.

Jay
I know now that I made the right choice, I love the bike and the B-17 too. I biked to work twice (22 Km each way) , it feels great getting ready for my first tour, thanks Jay.

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