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Old 11-04-09, 10:00 AM
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Bikes: Ventana El Ciclon, Walt Works 29er, Specialized Enduro (fixed up for my son).

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+1 for Brooks saddles!
Read up over at Sheldon browns site on leather saddle for a few good tips on breaking them in.
The three black B-17 saddles I have had, broke in with no trouble. The one brown Brooks B-17 I had did not ever break in and I sold it.
I have a Brown Champion Flyer on my commuter and it is doing well. The spring shelp tremendously.

I use a bit of SAE 10w 40 on the under side of the saddle to help weather proof the bottom and speed the break in. I have also used neats foot oil as well.

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