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Old 04-24-09, 09:26 AM   #1
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Squeeking Brooks B17 Standard

I have a Brooks B17 Standard saddle that is squeeking in the front. Any ideas on what to do?
Do I try some lube in that area, or tighten the bolt a little?
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Yeah, if it's the tightening mechanism that's squeaking, grease or a little turn on the nut should do the trick. Worth a try, anyway. If it's a rivet, you'll have to pound it with a hammer (carefully). I had a squeak in my saddle, but it was at the back; at first I suspected a rivet, but it turned out one of the rails was coming loose from the frame. I tightened it up with a couple judicious hits with a big hammer and a punch.
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Mine has been doing the same. At first I thought it was the headset...then maybe the bottom bracket...finally I worked my way up the seat post and located the little squeaker.

I'll be trying a little lube first.
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Lube around the nut (not yours), and it should fix it. Use a lot though, as it could be anything around there causing the squeak.
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A drop of oil will stop the squeak, but check your tensioning bolt very carefully. Not long after my Brooks Team Professional Saddle began squeaking, I spotted a stress fracture that has now run half way through the tensioning bolt. Clearly a material defect.

I asked Nashbar for a warrenty repair/replacement on it and they just told me to mail it to them. The saddle is just under 3 years old, so we will see what luck I have, especially since Nashbar no longer stocks the Team Professional.
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