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06-17-20, 07:09 AM
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Posted By camjr

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's...

I've only put about 125 miles on mine, but it's already very comfortable. My 225 pounds is apparently speeding the break-in process along.
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06-13-20, 03:37 PM
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Posted By Kayakerles

Gotta agree!

When my wife and I moved from Oklahoma to the Maryland area for employment 7 years ago, I decided to get back into riding. At 57, I had not rode bikes since the Peugeot UO-8 10-speed I had and loved...
06-10-20, 01:18 PM
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Views: 5,181
Posted By bbbean

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like....

I'm glad you found the type of riding you like. Personally, I race against 50, 60, and 70 yr olds in the best shape of their life, and nearly all of us have a story to tell about overcoming some sort...
06-10-20, 12:59 PM
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Views: 5,181
Posted By nomadmax

Semper Fi Marine, ride that bike any way you...

Semper Fi Marine, ride that bike any way you want. BUT, don't ever let a guy get by you on the trail with a Navy jersey on ;) We're nearly the same age so probably served at the same as well, 77-81.
05-24-20, 01:18 PM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By momoman

on

I now have slightly over 200 miles on my B17 Imperial. I've only used proofhide when the saddle was new and applied 2 coats. I'll probably re-apply every 6 months. At most I'll be putting in...
05-23-20, 10:20 PM
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Views: 5,717
Posted By Kabuki12

I have ridden solo most of the time myself. The...

I have ridden solo most of the time myself. The exception is Eroica and once or twice a year with a friend. I used to ride. With my daughter frequently until she moved out and on her own. My wife...
05-23-20, 07:44 AM
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Posted By big john

The 2 clubs I ride with have cancelled all club...

The 2 clubs I ride with have cancelled all club rides so I have been solo for a couple months. It's ok but I really miss the groups. The right group adds so much and it's great to show up to a ride...
05-22-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By Bluesfrog

Downhillmaster. Really? Maybe you didn't listen...

Downhillmaster. Really? Maybe you didn't listen when you were told if you can't say something good just don't say anything? Or maybe you are just a Troll. Be Well, Bluesfrog.
05-21-20, 05:15 PM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By Wanderer

You are right - it does look sweet!

You are right - it does look sweet!
05-21-20, 10:49 AM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By camjr

I installed my first Brooks B17 saddle a few days...

I installed my first Brooks B17 saddle a few days ago and took my first ride on it yesterday after work. I had already treated with Proofide when I received it before I put it on the bike along with...
05-16-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 761
Posted By eagletree

I read your post on the 800. Sounds like you were...

I read your post on the 800. Sounds like you were looking for the same as I, just an easy rider on less perfect road conditions. I already had a full suspension MTB and felt it really hampered my...
05-15-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By Colorado Kid

Proofide

I've heard that Brook's "Proofide will help in the break-in. I'm am not sure of that. I just brought a B-17 and it is hard as a rock. funny thing, with each ride it becomes a little bit better.
05-15-20, 11:13 AM
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Views: 5,689
Posted By Wanderer

I gotta admit, I am glad it was rainy all day...

I gotta admit, I am glad it was rainy all day yesterday - but going out in about an hour today......
05-14-20, 10:42 AM
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Views: 761
Posted By eagletree

New Winter Bike

Well, it's not at all new. This was a bike I bought in 88 and never rode. In the 90s I took the tire off, welded up a mount for the front and back and ran a one-wire alternator to charge shop...
05-13-20, 11:13 AM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By Ocallen

Having had black Brooks saddles on my bikes in...

Having had black Brooks saddles on my bikes in the 1960s and on various bikes since then I'm waiting for my first blue B17 to arrive for my Lockdown project restoration French bike. Silver framed,...
05-13-20, 09:28 AM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By momoman

I bought a Brooks B17 Imperial a few years ago...

I bought a Brooks B17 Imperial a few years ago intending to put it on a stationary bike my wife and I use..........rarely.

Instead, a few months ago I decided to put it on my 83 Trek 760 that I've...
05-12-20, 05:34 PM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By Bluesfrog

I never had a break in period with my first B-17....

I never had a break in period with my first B-17. I used proofhide until it almost ran out of the leather. I had purchased a can of it and kept rubbing it in then heating it with a hair dryer. I did...
05-12-20, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Wanderer

Did twenty miles today, at 11.5 MPH. Felt really...

Did twenty miles today, at 11.5 MPH. Felt really good, after a two day layoff. Felt so good, that I should have gone farther. My buddy, Jim, said the same........ we will have to see what tomorrow...
05-11-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,168
Posted By SethAZ

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they...

Just one upload, they said. It's nothing, they said. Everyone's doing it, they said.

You're well on your way to becoming a Strava addict! LOL.
05-11-20, 02:33 PM
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Views: 5,689
Posted By Wanderer

"When I clip-in?....things can get hairy quick!" ...

"When I clip-in?....things can get hairy quick!"

Jinks, I just may steal this for a signature line!

Thanks, Buddy!
05-11-20, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jppe

106 miles with 5800’ of climbing to the in-laws...

106 miles with 5800’ of climbing to the in-laws to wish my mother in law Happy Mothers Day. I picked a nice bunch of daisies for her as I got close to her house.

A couple of unplanned detours due...
05-10-20, 07:19 PM
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Posted By Mountain Mitch

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !

:lol: the proverbial ‘dead cat bounce‘ !
05-10-20, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Wanderer

If you are going to get old, you gotta be tough!

If you are going to get old, you gotta be tough!
05-10-20, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Wanderer

If you are going to get old, you gotta be tough!

If you are going to get old, you gotta be tough!
05-09-20, 06:17 PM
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Posted By big john

Comebacks!

Comebacks!
05-09-20, 04:58 PM
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Posted By fastcarbon

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone...

I started with free Strava in 2013 but have gone to premium where I can compare my times on segments with up to about 45 other 75+ seniors in my county. Within your age group you can improve.
05-09-20, 12:52 PM
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Posted By Artmo

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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For riding together our Comotion Macchiato with Cytronex e- assist...
05-09-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,168
Posted By rowerek

Strava is the best motivational tool and keeps...

Strava is the best motivational tool and keeps track of my trips with maps and statistics and Strava is free.

Just recently I decided to improve my position on the local segment less than a mile...
05-09-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,168
Posted By bruce19

Strava is a tool. You get to choose how you use...

Strava is a tool. You get to choose how you use it.
05-09-20, 09:27 AM
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Views: 3,168
Posted By DrIsotope

Say what you will about Strava-- discount any of...

Say what you will about Strava-- discount any of the social media aspects if you'd like-- but the activity and equipment tracking make the whole thing worthwhile.

Also, Strava + Elevate = the...
05-08-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By 257 roberts

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is the 3rd Brooks I've owned,all have been great....I proofhide the bottom...
05-08-20, 08:07 AM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By Wanderer

Hey Jinks, nice to see you on here again. ...

Hey Jinks, nice to see you on here again.

Yes, you can put too much conditioner on the Brooks B-17. The leather is meant to be hard and stiff, to help retain it's size and shape. Too much...
05-07-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By fishboat

Jink..I offered where I netted out after doing...

Jink..I offered where I netted out after doing rather exhaustive research on the care and feeding of the saddles. I have a number of bikes, which means I need a number of saddles..it can be an...
05-07-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By SethAZ

I did find an online reference on Facebook from a...

I did find an online reference on Facebook from a bike shop that includes the following, in its FAQ on Brooks and Proofide. I have no idea if they're up in the night on this or not, but here's what...
05-07-20, 04:47 PM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By SethAZ

I did pretty much the same thing OP did when I...

I did pretty much the same thing OP did when I first got the saddle, ie: slathering it on, letting it all soak in, slathering on some more, etc. till it stopped soaking in in a reasonable time in a...
05-05-20, 12:07 AM
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Posted By Miles2go

Today I led 5 others (all well over 50) on a 65.5...

Today I led 5 others (all well over 50) on a 65.5 mile ride with 3,174 feet of climbing, to an iconic nearby climb.
...
05-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By desconhecido

I think that's correct. The saddle should be...

I think that's correct. The saddle should be adjusted fore and aft and tilt so that you don't tend to slide forward, which is no fun, but not so much that the nose of the saddle "goes for the...
05-04-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By Classtime

Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride....

Sometimes a Brooks is comfy from the first ride. For, aft, and tilt make difference so have your multitool in your jersey pocket on the first few rides.
05-04-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,685
Posted By probe1957

I certainly hope it works out for you. Good luck.

I certainly hope it works out for you. Good luck.
05-04-20, 07:51 AM
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Views: 10,685
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Congrats on your purchase. I have been using...

Congrats on your purchase. I have been using Brooks saddle for the last 10 years (after two decades of scoffing them), and I love them. I have always ridden the regular B17, without any cutouts or...
05-03-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By Papa Tom

No judgements here, but I've been riding for 24...

No judgements here, but I've been riding for 24 years on a $300 mountain bike I bought in 1996. In fair weather, I bike to work almost every day and take two or three rides across state borders...
05-03-20, 07:45 AM
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Views: 5,181
Posted By Papa Tom

Yup. I, too, share your philosophy about riding...

Yup. I, too, share your philosophy about riding at a pace that lets you savor every minute of the ride, rather than judge every pedal stroke for its efficiency. However, what I have come to accept in...
05-03-20, 05:29 AM
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Views: 5,181
Posted By Bassmanbob

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were...

Sorry if I gave you the impression that you were discouraging anyone from any kind of riding. I know you did not intend that. And yes, my body is a better indicator of how far I should push myself...
05-03-20, 12:03 AM
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Views: 5,181
Posted By Maelochs

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we...

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we just pedal hard enough, fast enough and often enough that we can turn back the hands of time and recapture our youth .... "

This.

I had to...
05-02-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By Mountain Mitch

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy...

Sounds like my kind of cycling! I also enjoy putting the hammer down - when I feel like it! I’m not slow - but I really don’t care. To me, it’s all about the experience and joy of being out in...
05-02-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By rydabent

I guess my feeling is if you are in the drops,...

I guess my feeling is if you are in the drops, head down, cranking as hard as you can, you dont see much, and you get home really fast. Then what********************
05-02-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By TakingMyTime

I'm fortunate that I was never one who felt like...

I'm fortunate that I was never one who felt like I was in some sort of competition in life.
05-02-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By rydabent

In my old age (81) for many years I have been a...

In my old age (81) for many years I have been a proponent of the "enjoy the ride" crowd. I have taken a few slings and arrows about that by the head down crank as fast as you can types. I have been...
05-02-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By BCDrums

Jinkster, I liked hearing your thoughts...

Jinkster,

I liked hearing your thoughts about enjoying the ride. It's not very hard to get caught up in "improving" your bike stats, gathering miles, average speed, etc. But it's important not to...
05-02-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,181
Posted By texaspandj

Yep. My latest motto is "Consistency over...

Yep.
My latest motto is "Consistency over Intensity" which I think should be the 50+ motto too.
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