Hey all, sorry if this has been discussed ad infinitum, but search is down
I've just acquired a Brooks B72 saddle in a parts trade, my first leather saddle ever, yay!!! It's old and slightly dry, but seems unused. I have a few questions about it:
* It has double rails, and bag loops. How do I mount it properly to my seatpost?
* The leather is cracking a bit around the rivets, but this appears to be only on the surface. The photo makes it look a LOT worse. Anything I need to be concerned about?
* the mushroom ends of the rivets have partially cracked off. They seem to be holding the leather tightly, nonetheless. Again, any concerns?
Lastly, what do you folks prefer to use to oil these things? I know it needs to be broken in, and according to Sheldon's site there is a bewildering variety of oil that can be used on it. Is there any way to break it in without getting my pants filthy with grease in the process? I prefer to commute in regular shorts in this nice weather. Thanks for any advice!