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Would a Brooks B18 look weird on a non-cruiser bike?

Old 06-28-12, 04:59 PM
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Would a Brooks B18 look weird on a non-cruiser bike?

I built a fixed gear bike. I have a b17 honey brooks that I have on my race bike, which I love and will leave as is.
I want to put a leather brooks on my fixed but the model I really think is super cool is the b18 lady. Would that look weird on a non-cruiser type bike? All the pics I find on the net are of it on cruisers or low bar bikes, not one like mine with a regular road type TT.

I like the b17 model and nothing is wrong with it, I was just thinking the b18 was cool & interesting looking.
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Are those the ones that are really wide and have the floral motif? If it's what I am thinking of, those are only designed to be used on bikes where you sit bolt upright. If you are leaning over even the tiniest bit they will cut into your inner thighs and hurt like heck. Pretty saddles, though!
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Do as you wish.
I've bought two or three road bike's with mattress saddles.
If some people think those look good, then i hardly think that a b18 will receive any comments.


I just Googled and came up with two different types.
Black plastic and also wide leather.
Meh...Your butt is more important than looks sometimes.

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Yeah, more upright riding position is better with those. While I do ride more upright on that bike vs my others, I doubt it is nearly enough for a saddle like that. I guess for good reason that I can't find pics of them on regular bikes.
So another b17 it is. Well, unless I upgrade my racer to a swift Ti model. Now that would be nice!
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Originally Posted by kiwigem View Post
Are those the ones that are really wide and have the floral motif? If it's what I am thinking of, those are only designed to be used on bikes where you sit bolt upright. If you are leaning over even the tiniest bit they will cut into your inner thighs and hurt like heck. Pretty saddles, though!
+1. That pretty much covers it.
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Non-cruiser type bike? You mean, with drop handlebars? A wide, sprung saddle might be too "upright" a seating position. Like Kiwi sez.
But if you have upright, raised handlebars, why not?
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