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Old 05-06-22, 12:46 PM
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One interesting aspect of them Zac is that while they feel like wood brand new, the leather does end up having a distinct "suspension" effect of give, when you go over bumps. I really noticed this compared to other seats I've had, and then of course how it gradually takes the specific shape of your sitbones.

All part of them being more comfortable than other seats for me, including the non leather C17 that I've ridden on a lot too.

But yup, more important riding than typing!
I ride all winter, but on regular simple seats, and they work fine enough too.
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Old 09-06-22, 12:39 PM
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As it turns out I never needed another saddle or any other bike related product this summer. Not long after this thread something popped in my knee. It was a torn meniscus, and a big tear at that, and I had surgery on it last week. It'll be a few more weeks before I can get on the bike and do some light trainer pedaling. The Empire State trail ride I was planning to do has been put off, but maybe I'll aim for the spring instead of the summer, depends on the knee.
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Old 09-06-22, 10:47 PM
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
I agree but none really look as good as a Brookes B17 I can't wait to get this thing mounted and broken in...just need to wait for Chris King broken lock nut to get here first...it is going to look great on my 1993 Serotta ATX...

I never owned one but agree they look classy. Especially when broken in.

wish they were lighter but I get it
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Originally Posted by Symox View Post
wish they were lighter
Mfr.s weights

Brooks B17 - 537g
Berthoud Aspin - 500g
Gyes TI-17a - 429g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and tubular rails - 420g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and CF rails - 370g
Rivet Independence AllRoad resin tailplate and Ti rails - 360g
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Mfr.s weights

Brooks B17 - 537g
Berthoud Aspin - 500g
Gyes TI-17a - 429g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and tubular rails - 420g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and CF rails - 370g
Rivet Independence AllRoad resin tailplate and Ti rails - 360g
The B17 titanium is 410 gr
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Old 09-08-22, 02:46 AM
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Originally Posted by tcs View Post
Mfr.s weights

Brooks B17 - 537g
Berthoud Aspin - 500g
Gyes TI-17a - 429g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and tubular rails - 420g
Selle Anatomica Series 2 with cast aluminum tailplate and CF rails - 370g
Rivet Independence AllRoad resin tailplate and Ti rails - 360g
That Rivet has a nice shape that you don't often see on leather saddle
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Old 09-08-22, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
... Something popped in my knee. It was a torn meniscus, and a big tear at that, and i had surgery on it last week.
No bueno! 😞
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Old 09-19-22, 02:06 PM
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My 2nd B17 was a tad tough to break in. I finally decided to treat my rear end to a nice Brooks B68. Most comfortable saddle I've ever had the pleasure of using.
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