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LOL, Brooks Swift, "partlyly broken in"

Old 08-25-10, 04:04 PM
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LOL, Brooks Swift, "partlyly broken in"




http://cgi.ebay.com/Brooks-Swift-Cov...ts_Accessories

I can't think of anything else to say about this.
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Old 08-25-10, 04:07 PM
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Ouch.
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......and just for comparison, this one has a little over 900 miles on her.


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"This saddle is known as one of the harder ones to break in, so I have started the process for you. Enjoy."
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What's funnier is the $50 bid it has on it already

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The Wright saddle I just bought off eBay is about to break ME in--am going to adjust the tension tomorrow but if that doesn't work, maybe I should send it to the seller and ask him to have a go?
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I am curious what a fully broken in saddle would look like.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
I am curious what a fully broken in saddle would look like.
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I was thinkin', a prune
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Ahh, I see now. You accidently posted this auction as a Fujita saddle in the "Are you looking for one of these" thread.
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Old 08-25-10, 08:33 PM
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He put too much Proofide on it. He said he applied it six times in SIX MONTHS and rode it every day. That's what a 40 year old Brooks usually looks like. Not a six month old one.
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Looks like an A$$ hatchet
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He put too much Proofide on it. He said he applied it six times in SIX MONTHS and rode it every day. That's what a 40 year old Brooks usually looks like. Not a six month old one.
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My girlfriend said it looks like a... well... anatomically correct female (or male if you swing that way) pleasuring device.
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Old 08-25-10, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Best argument against Proofide I've ever heard.

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I'm not against it. It serves it's purpose in keeping the saddle supple. But even Brooks recommends it a maximum of once ever 6 months. I say once a year is good. That guy just didn't know what he was doing, and that poor saddle paid the price. It's not broken in - it's dead.
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No arguing there. That's done.
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
What's funnier is the $50 bid it has on it already

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Probably a shill bid
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
Is that chain there to keep someone from nabbing the saddle? That looks horrible to sit on, you can see a lump that I assume is the top of the seat post. Yikes.
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I like the Brooks saddles I own a great deal.

All of them will outlive me, I am certain.

When the company includes Proofide in the box with new purchases, they make a large assumption that some reading and research will occur.

They are an incredibly trusting bunch, I'd reckon.
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Can Proofide really soften a saddle that much to deform it? I'm thinking more like he put in a tub of water for a few days then rode it or something..
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Can Proofide really soften a saddle that much to deform it? I'm thinking more like he put in a tub of water for a few days then rode it or something..
+1. It's likely that saddle was rode after it was saturated with water. I suppose it could have been saturated with a softening oil too, like neatsfoot or similar.
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This is a used Brooks Swift Saddle. It was purchased brand new in late February of 2010. I rode it every weekday since this until June when I got a different saddle, at least 15 miles per day. It is definitely broken in. In the rain, I rode it with the seat cover on it. Includes the Brooks leather saddle lotion, which I have applied maybe 6 times during the life of the saddle. ....

What?
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Originally Posted by cb400bill View Post
This is a used Brooks Swift Saddle. It was purchased brand new in late February of 2010. I rode it every weekday since this until June when I got a different saddle, at least 15 miles per day. It is definitely broken in. In the rain, I rode it with the seat cover on it. Includes the Brooks leather saddle lotion, which I have applied maybe 6 times during the life of the saddle. ....

What?
I think this is the secret to the saddle's current condition. It definitely looks like water damage, and the Brooks cover isn't even water proof, nor does it protect the underbelly of the saddle from splashing water coming off the rear tire. But the damage looks so great! I figure he must have been either doing this a lot or had one really bad day when he rode for 20 miles in heavy rain or something.

This is why I don't ride my Brooks anymore, to be honest. Fearing water like the plague just isn't practical when I got **** to do!
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Or used some type of oil, neatsfoot or something. That is definitely not normal wear, geez!,,,,BD

The Brooks rain cover is waterproof? With that and fenders, I have no fear of riding in the rain......
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Originally Posted by jtgotsjets View Post



http://cgi.ebay.com/Brooks-Swift-Cov...ts_Accessories

I can't think of anything else to say about this.
Looks a lot more like one of those "drenched in oil" or "oiled" with something other than proofhide..... That can happen when you decide to differ from Brooks' recommendation......
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