Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Touring
Reload this Page >

New Brooks Saddle vs. Old Seat Post

Notices
Touring Have a dream to ride a bike across your state, across the country, or around the world? Self-contained or fully supported? Trade ideas, adventures, and more in our bicycle touring forum.

New Brooks Saddle vs. Old Seat Post

Old 04-12-08, 05:48 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: madison, wi
Posts: 51

Bikes: '73 schwinn speedster, motobecane phantom cross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
New Brooks Saddle vs. Old Seat Post

Hi all,

Looking for a little advice here. I just got a B17 so I can begin to break it in before some shorter tours this summer. When I tried to fit the seatpost clamps around the rails on the brooks, it looked like the grooves in the clamp were just a bit too far apart, and I didn't want to try to manhandle the thing into submission.

So. Any suggestions on an inexpensive seatpost that will accommodate a B17?
mredison is offline  
Old 04-12-08, 06:04 PM
  #2  
-
 
seeker333's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,865

Bikes: yes!

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 282 Post(s)
Liked 38 Times in 36 Posts
The saddle rails are made of steel, and they'll easily bend enough to fit your post clamp with a little effort.

Many saddle/post combos are this way. In fact, despite common tolerances <0.1 mm, many precision bike parts need a little encouragement to be made to fit.

How much do you think those saddle rails will bend when you're sitting on the saddle, and hit a bump?

Last edited by seeker333; 04-12-08 at 07:09 PM.
seeker333 is offline  
Old 04-13-08, 05:34 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: madison, wi
Posts: 51

Bikes: '73 schwinn speedster, motobecane phantom cross

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Good question. I'm a clyde, so I hesitate to bend the rails to fit the clamp for fear of precipitating an early demise for the saddle. I'm thinking of heading back into the shop today to do some more troubleshooting--double-checking to make sure the rails on mine didn't come bent. Thanks for the response!
mredison is offline  
Old 04-14-08, 12:36 AM
  #4  
Spandex free since 1963!
 
HauntedMyst's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 400

Bikes: Cannondale Road Warrior 900, Surly Big Dummy, Electra Townie

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I'm a clyde too, just go for it, the rails will moce and seat nicely.
HauntedMyst is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.