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Switching out springs on Brooks saddle for lighter weight springs

Old 02-01-17, 10:43 AM
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Switching out springs on Brooks saddle for lighter weight springs

I saw a thread a while back about doing this. Has anyone tried it? The springs on the new b66/b67 line seem to be a bit heavier gauge than the older ones, perhaps heavier than the b73. I once owned a B66 and it didn't seem to do much for me. I only weigh 140 lbs. Could I switch out the springs on a newish B67 for the springs on a cheapo saddle...or some old springs off a vintage Brooks saddle?
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I have not. I can tell you that getting a wrench in there to take of the nut is easier than getting the nut back on!

Niagara cyclery has a variety of Brooks springs (components> seating small parts), so worth a look, but I suspect the folks at Wallingford (wallbike.com) will know more about them.

I have some B66 frames, will see if I can distinguish harder versus softer springs.

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I saw a thread a while back about doing this. Has anyone tried it? The springs on the new b66/b67 line seem to be a bit heavier gauge than the older ones, perhaps heavier than the b73. I once owned a B66 and it didn't seem to do much for me. I only weigh 140 lbs. Could I switch out the springs on a newish B67 for the springs on a cheapo saddle...or some old springs off a vintage Brooks saddle?
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I'm afraid Wallingford/wallbike.com has closed up shop though he's still selling a few small bits on eBay.
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Originally Posted by rhm View Post
I have not. I can tell you that getting a wrench in there to take of the nut is easier than getting the nut back on!

Niagara cyclery has a variety of Brooks springs (components> seating small parts), so worth a look, but I suspect the folks at Wallingford (wallbike.com) will know more about them.

I have some B66 frames, will see if I can distinguish harder versus softer springs.
Here is the thread I mentioned in my original post:

https://www.bikeforums.net/newreply.p...ply&p=19351251

Looks like the OP used springs off a cheapo saddle from Walmart to make the switch, with great results. I'm tempted to try it...
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