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brooks b-17 seat question

proud new owner of a brooks b-17

Seams awfully hard. Should I loosen up the leather adjustment screw or did they set it correctly at the factory?

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Don't touch it. It takes a few hundred miles o break it in. A light coating of Proofide, top and bottom is a good idea. Let it soak in overnight; then wipe off the extra.
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It's leather and will shape itself to your butt. Takes a few hundred miles.
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A good rule of thumb is to never touch the screw.

It's a common misconception that a Brooks saddle will be soft like a baseball glove. It is not.

As you ride it your sit bones make nice comfy depressions in the saddle.
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my recommendation, having owned a number of brooks saddles over the past 35 years, is don't do anything to the leather or that adjusting nut. nothing.

and i try to keep in mind the distinction between the initial feeling when sitting on a saddle, which is IMO of little consequence, and what it feels like after 10-50 miles. that is what's important.

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