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Old 02-01-20, 02:38 PM
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Never had this happen on a ride before


Brooks saddle tension bolt, lost while riding

Riding with Andy_K and friends, stopped to regroup, got back on my bike and heard something bounce through the spokes, figured it was a rock or twig. a bit of riding felt like the saddle was too low, stopped a few miles later and noticed this.
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Old 02-01-20, 02:40 PM
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No fun but at least you are getting out and riding. It's still indoor trainer weather in Iowa.
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Old 02-01-20, 03:10 PM
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Brooks saddle tension bolt, lost while riding
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Old 02-01-20, 03:19 PM
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Well that sux. How many standing-up miles did you have to endure to finish out the ride?

Spares probably readily available, I'd imagine. I'm sure Rudi's got a million of 'em.

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Old 02-01-20, 03:23 PM
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Similar, on a British Roadster, on that one the nose of the saddle tore, bolt dropped clear into a storm drain...
So it goes.
one of the saddle makers sells replacement parts.
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Old 02-01-20, 03:36 PM
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Rudi can fix you right up.
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Been there once, but it's happened twice - second time was when I loaned a bike with a Wrights W3N to someone.

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Old 02-01-20, 04:11 PM
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Not good! I guess i need to check my Brooks/ Ideal saddles every once in a while. I honestly have not heard of this. I have heard of them tearing when they get old and dry from lack of conditioning, but not mechanical failure. A first time for everything! Joe
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Old 02-01-20, 04:46 PM
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Guess it was time to tension that one up.
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Old 02-01-20, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by nlerner View Post
Guess it was time to tension that one up.
b-b-b-b-b-butt I thought we were never, under any circumstances, to tighten one up?

Turned out fine, ride was over halfway over, and I was near the South Market Cafe, close enough to pedal over standing, so I called up my wife and asked if she wanted to meet me for lunch: Last time you were there:



Matt sez dis is da place for pastries.

Already ordered the replacement bolt
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Old 02-02-20, 06:38 PM
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Been there! Surprisingly riding on the rails is not as bad as it might seem...
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Old 02-02-20, 07:47 PM
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Paging Dr.rhm , please report to the ER for surgery and joint replacement.

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Originally Posted by gugie View Post

Brooks saddle tension bolt, lost while riding

Riding with Andy_K and friends, stopped to regroup, got back on my bike and heard something bounce through the spokes, figured it was a rock or twig. a bit of riding felt like the saddle was too low, stopped a few miles later and noticed this.
did you return to the spot where you heard something bounce through the spokes to try to recover the lost bolt?
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Old 02-02-20, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by masi61 View Post
did you return to the spot where you heard something bounce through the spokes to try to recover the lost bolt?
My fellow riders suggested the same, but my wife came to pick me up and have lunch nearby, didnt want to interrupt that good mojo. Besides, I knew I have some old saddles at home for spare parts.
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This just happened to me and I got a 1/4” 3 “ long threaded rod and two 1/4” nuts for about $2 at Lowes. Works so far and will probably start carrying a spare set.
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Every few rides I push down at the wide part of my brooks, if it gives much at all I will tighten the bolt a little, maybe a quarter turn or so, until the saddle firms up some. I had a brooks swallow that I failed to monitor the bolt, and eventually had the leather replaced due to sagging.
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Tough guys don’t need that squishy leather part anyway.
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Y'all must be listening to The Nazz instead of Archie Bell and the Drells.

You gotta tighten up...

...not loosen up.
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I think there's 2 primary types or lengths. Rudi filled me in when I lost one a few years back They are available, I bought one in a shop in Toronto.

Love Archie Bell and the Drells. Live instead of synced.

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Well I guess it's time to take this one to the post office.
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I just carry an extra saddle. Got it in here somewhere.

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Well I guess it's time to take this one to the post office.
What!?!

Are we getting Guglielmana tattoos too?
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Well I guess it's time to take this one to the post office.
Wow. You have gotten really good at that! The RHM rivets, so cool!
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