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Old 04-11-11, 07:10 AM
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It seems like she came to the same conclusion as me: "Now, as far as saddles for upright bicycles go, I am not really sure what to tell you. I have not found a good vegan alternative to a sprung leather saddle, so these are more like "the lesser evil" suggestions."

Too bad there isn't some way to effectively water-proof a Brooks by encapsulating it somehow.

The problem with saddles is that most consumers want some over-stuffed sofa that really doesn't work for real riding What I want is a brooks made of some sort of leather-like substance that is weather proof so I don't have to worry about it while at the same time having similar stiffness properties. I've had fantasies of taking some sort of super-stiff kevlar-reinforced auto/truck tire sidewall and cutting it to fit a Brooks frame and riveting it on.
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