Well, I've juggled the numbers, considered whether or not a leaking roof is really that big a deal and daydreamed until I'm blue in the face but I'm afraid I've come to the conclusion that there's no way I can justify treating myself to a new bike right now. So, it's back to plan A, which is using my trusty hard tail mountain bike. I put smooth tires on it recently and it's turning out to be very comfortable on the roads although I haven't yet loaded it up.
As a consolation though, I'm thinking about splurging on a Brooks B17. Which naturally raises a question.
"If" I were to find a way to buy a proper touring bike, say next spring (my local LBS has a Surly LHT in my size right now, that I'm sure would love me as much as I love it, if only they would give it to me for free) would I be able to switch the Brooks from my MTB to the Touring Bike?
The reason I'm asking is that if over the next few months it molds itself to the contours of my butt, wouldn't the change of geometry affect where my curvy bits sit? In other words, would I need another Brooks saddle to go on the touring bike, because the first one only fits my butt when on the MTB.
Or am I over-thinking this? Advice appreciated.