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PSA, Brooks B17 Standard $82.99

Old 06-15-22, 04:21 AM
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PSA, Brooks B17 Standard $82.99

At Bike Tires Direct with free shipping.

Until midnite today.
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Old 06-15-22, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
At Bike Tires Direct with free shipping.

Until midnite today.
Thanks! About the best price I've seen in a while and I need one for a new build!
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Old 06-15-22, 07:08 AM
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Thats a great price, especially w/ free shipping! I wish I needed one, but I have one for every bike, plus a few spares already.
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Thanks! I My black B-17 is getting a little aged plus while I was there I thought I might as well get some tires. So there loss leader worked on me.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
At Bike Tires Direct with free shipping. Until midnite today.
That's a honey of a deal! (Guess what color I ordered?) For this coming winter's project but at that price, a shame to wait.

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Thanks @merziac . . That worked. I have a black on in the cart now. I will check to see if there is anything else I want to add later today before I make it official.
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Old 06-15-22, 10:37 AM
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That's a honey of a deal! (Guess what color I ordered?) For this coming winter's project but at that price, a shame to wait.
Less than an hour later, I see the one I selected is now "out of stock". I have an order confirmation for mine, but I guess The Word really got out.
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Did I need a black B17? Not really, but I snagged a black one anyway. Thanks, @merziac - I think.
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B-17 standard is coming up at 125.99 at 1820 hrs.

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B-17 standard is coming up at 125.99 at 1820 hrs.

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They may have a no rain check policy on sell outs of daily specials.
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C'est la vie.

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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
They may have a no rain check policy on sell outs of daily specials.
That certainly seems likely.

Mine arrived yesterday, after USPS took it on the "Tour of Maryland" ride; 13 USPS scans in 36 hours all within 10 miles of my house. I was afraid it would get lost and BTD would just give me a refund and not a 2nd saddle at that price - whew!

Beautiful saddle. That said, it feels like it might be tan-painted cast iron. I need to do a search on the latest (and probably conflicting) topics on break-in products and processes. Not counting the new Ideale on the Gitane with few miles, this is my 1st all-leather saddle since a Wrights bought in 1968, which looks pretty well broken in now.
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
That certainly seems likely.

Mine arrived yesterday, after USPS took it on the "Tour of Maryland" ride; 13 USPS scans in 36 hours all within 10 miles of my house. I was afraid it would get lost and BTD would just give me a refund and not a 2nd saddle at that price - whew!

Beautiful saddle. That said, it feels like it might be tan-painted cast iron. I need to do a search on the latest (and probably conflicting) topics on break-in products and processes. Not counting the new Ideale on the Gitane with few miles, this is my 1st all-leather saddle since a Wrights bought in 1968, which looks pretty well broken in now.
Since leather is a natural product, there's a lot of variation in break-in time. My go to method is to put a new saddle on a commuter bike (you do have several bikes, no?) and break it in 9 miles at a time.When it starts getting comfortable it gets switched to a longer rider.

The harder they are out of the box, the longer it takes to break in, but those seem to last longer as well. I've never used Proofhide or other similar products, but you often see reports of people here using it to shorten the break-in period. I'm sure others will comment on their methods.
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My newest B17 purchased on this forum is hard and really not wanting to break in. Another one just slightly older is coming around nicely. I guess it all depends. As an aside, I have several B15s, and as a general rule to me, they are more comfortable. The newest B17 kinda scares me away from a brand new one. I use Obenaufs treatment on all of mine.
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All of my Brooks saddles sound like thin plywood when you rap on them with your knuckles. But between the leather and the frame, the springiness absorbs the road shock so they ride a lot better than the rap test would indicate. I think it is because the firmness supports my sit bones and keeps the tender parts from getting squished.
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Originally Posted by gugie View Post
Since leather is a natural product, there's a lot of variation in break-in time. My go to method is to put a new saddle on a commuter bike (you do have several bikes, no?) and break it in 9 miles at a time.When it starts getting comfortable it gets switched to a longer rider.

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Short rides are the key for me too.
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