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Old 10-22-12, 03:44 PM
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Brooks Saddles Closeouts

Been looking for awhile thought I'd share.
Purchase a Brooks B-17 "Pre-aged" leather Saddles $ 79.94 plus ship

https://www.outsideoutfitters.com/se...=brooks&sVal=1
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Old 10-25-12, 01:24 PM
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Has anyone purchased from them before?

I own 2 B17's. One is an Imperial, the other is a standard. How much does this pre-aged differ?
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Thanks for the link
I ordered a B-17 imperial
Now to see if these things are all that everyone claims they are !
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I've ordered several times from them, all good so far. No experience with their shipping though, they're local so I pick my stuff in person to save a few bucks.
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I've ordered several times from them, all good so far. No experience with their shipping though, they're local so I pick my stuff in person to save a few bucks.
I live in Edwardsville, right across the river in Illinois. Do they have an actual store? I couldn't tell from the website. I might drive over if they do.
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Originally Posted by MJH View Post
I live in Edwardsville, right across the river in Illinois. Do they have an actual store? I couldn't tell from the website. I might drive over if they do.

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The Outfitters is a good company. But do they charge for shipping? Reason I asked that is because Amazon has the saddles on sale too for about $3 more depending on the saddle, but they ship free which may or may not be worthwhile depending on variables.

Which saddle are you wanting to get? And what kind of bike is it going on?

I own two Brooks saddles, a B17 Pro Titanium rail and a Swift TI rail, I got these some years back just before Brooks raised the prices a lot.

Having said that when you care for your new Brooks saddle follow their directions only, DO NOT follow anyone's advice here, or on some web site, or some cycling guru, or a friend, or an LBS IF you want your saddle to last a long time and IF you want to maintain the saddles warranty. Notice I put the if's in bold because if all that stuff is not important to you then do whatever you want to your saddle, but Brooks has been making their saddles for over 100 years and they are the most qualified on how to treat their saddles then anyone else. Depending on your body weight will depend on how often you need to adjust the tension bolt, I weigh 160 and I've had to adjust the bolt 3 times in the last 18 years on the B17 and 3 times on the Swift in the last 10 years, the Swift is made of thinner leather so I suspect I will be adjusting it a bit more then the B17. I also don't turn the bolt as far as they recommend, I've found that an 1/8th a turn instead of a 1/4 turn is all that's needed, but again body weight may play a role in that. Follow the directions, it's better to under tension and come back the next day if needed and adjust it another 1/8th of a turn then to over tension it because you will overstretch and stress the leather and eventually once you come to the end of the bolt it cannot be tensioned any further. The only other variance I do from the instructions is after I use Proofide and polish it I then use neutral Kiwi shoe paste wax to protect it further in case of rain or sweat.

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Brooks B-17 "Pre-aged" leather Saddles
$110.49
& this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping

big difference
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