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Should I put a brown Brooks B17 on my bike?

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Should I put a brown Brooks B17 on my bike?

Old 05-18-14, 05:05 PM
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Should I put a brown Brooks B17 on my bike?

Think it would look decent? Any comments on comfort of the saddle? I'm planning on picking up one used with a decent scuff, I what should I plan on paying?

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Old 05-18-14, 05:09 PM
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Black would look better on that bike but leather always looks classy on a steel bike. Selle anatomica saddles are good also and you may find it easier to break in than a Brooks. They have b stock at a decent price: Titanico NSX | Selle Anatomica
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The brown will look black after a few months of use. Nice looking ride by the way.p
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Do a selfie , set up camera , sit on bike , is it comfortable ?How much do you see of the saddle ?
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