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Old 05-26-13, 11:01 AM
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Many riders might be loathe to tighten their saddle tension because of how long it sometimes takes to break one in.

Perhaps just after the saddle starts to get comfortable would be a good time to start tensioning one, but I've heard cautionary notes about over-tightening a leather saddle.

In addition to the variations in saddle leather, there is also a lot of variation in rider weight, riding conditions and saddle treatments, so Brooks owners might be best advised to keep an eye on things regularly, and adjust tension using their best judgement.
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