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    Another new Brooks Saddle

    I must be crazy to try this again.I had a Brooks B17 Special did not like it at all then I went and got what I thought was a good saddle to use it was nice for a while but then it started to hurt as well guess it was to soft lol.And I found out why my first B17 was killing me but it was to late I had it sold to some one.So just today I went and got my self a new Brooks saddle special again but this time I knew how to set it up.After talking to my LBS they told me what all I needed to do and I must say it felt pretty good on my short test ride today.I going to take a longer ride if the weather holds up in the morning think its going to be in the 50s here nice ridding weather I think.Its funny how you think you know it all on putting on a saddle but as I found out there is a lot more to it than I though it would be.Front to back and then tilt and height all goes a long way to enjoying a ride on a saddle.I think my LHT looks better now with a Brooks Saddle back on it.

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    Good Luck, I have a Champion Special on my LHT and it's been a ***** to break in. I messed with the tilt for a long time and I think I have that worked out and the other thing for me was that it had to be at or lower than my handlebars. I have an adjustable stem so I was able to make adjustments at the bars once I got the correct heigth on the saddle. Finally after 2000+ miles I'd say it's comfortable but not the lazy boy lounger others speak of.

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    Don't make the mistake I did of rushing the break in. Follow the instructions that come with it and ignore all the 'this is how I got my Brooks to break in faster' advice. Faster break in, likely shorter life.

    No argument here about the importance of saddle adjustment in mm's.

    They sure look good on a touring bike. Good luck.
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    it'll be interesting to see if your experience this time is any different than the first time around.

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    Senior Member KDC1956's Avatar
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    Up Date on my Brooks B17 Special Saddle this time around has been good for me.No pain at all this time around I guess it really does help to get it set just right the height the tilt and front to back must be right on or you will have pain or I did on my first Brooks Saddle.Today was a little cool out side but I still enjoy my ride with my B17 Brooks Saddle.Just wish I had known this the first time.It would have save me some money oh well live and learn.And some Proofide goes a long way too.

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