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Old 06-13-22, 04:35 AM
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Brooks Wornout

I have a Brooks Saddle that likes to bottom out on rough roads. (Flyer) I looks normal but I think something is wrong with the springs. No other spring saddled bottoms out on me on rough roads. Is there a way to fix it or should I write the saddle off as junk?
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Old 06-13-22, 05:58 AM
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Some pictures are needed.
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If the leather is still good it wouldn't be junk. Before trashing it, offer it to RHM perhaps, he reconditions leather saddles, repairs, replaces tops, etc. And who knows, he may have some good springs looking for a good top.
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Perhaps tensioning issue?
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Brooks sells replacement springs if yours are sagged out.
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Originally Posted by Vefer View Post
Brooks sells replacement springs if yours are sagged out.
that sounds like a pretty good option!

For the sake of folks who aren't familiar with the Brooks Champion Flyer, let me attach some photos of one of mine. It does look like it might be a bit of a challenge to get a wrench on the nuts that attach the springs, but it looks like it can be done.





As a stop-gap measure, maybe some rubber blocks can be inserted between some of the coils?? I seem to recall similar products being sold for car springs that had worn out or just weren't stiff enough.

Steve in Peoria
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[QUOTE=steelbikeguy;22539742]that sounds like a pretty good option!

For the sake of folks who aren't familiar with the Brooks Champion Flyer, let me attach some photos of one of mine. It does look like it might be a bit of a challenge to get a wrench on the nuts that attach the springs, but it looks like it can be done.





As a stop-gap measure, maybe some rubber blocks can be inserted between some of the coils?? I seem to recall similar products being sold for car springs that had worn out or just weren't stiff enough.

I've had a couple of flyers and the springs are uber stiff. Bottoming out must mean something is broken.
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[QUOTE=52telecaster;22539851]
Originally Posted by steelbikeguy View Post
that sounds like a pretty good option!

For the sake of folks who aren't familiar with the Brooks Champion Flyer, let me attach some photos of one of mine. It does look like it might be a bit of a challenge to get a wrench on the nuts that attach the springs, but it looks like it can be done.





As a stop-gap measure, maybe some rubber blocks can be inserted between some of the coils?? I seem to recall similar products being sold for car springs that had worn out or just weren't stiff enough.

I've had a couple of flyers and the springs are uber stiff. Bottoming out must mean something is broken.
Yep, coil spring air bags for side to side traction control at the dragstrip and trailering, probably used in other racing as well.

I would try and squeeze maybe a couple of squash balls in each side.
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