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Old October 5th 17, 09:13 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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Default Brooks C17 Saddle


Someone posted about Brooks C17 saddles, but unfortunately I deleted
the post before I got around to answer it.

There seem to be several versions of the "Cambium" saddles, C17, C17s
and C15 which seem to be intended to match the size and shape of the B
series saddles.

Did you find that if, for instance a B17 fitted that the C17 also
fitted?

And second, I had read that the C series took some breaking in, not as
much as the leather saddles, but some. Did you find that true?

Thanks.
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Cheers,

John B.

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Old October 6th 17, 03:48 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tim McNamara
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Default Brooks C17 Saddle

On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:13:03 +0700, John B wrote:

Someone posted about Brooks C17 saddles, but unfortunately I deleted
the post before I got around to answer it.

There seem to be several versions of the "Cambium" saddles, C17, C17s
and C15 which seem to be intended to match the size and shape of the B
series saddles.

Did you find that if, for instance a B17 fitted that the C17 also
fitted?


The shape is closer to the newer B.17s rather than the 20+ yer old ones,
which is what my B.17 is. But the C.17 is very close to my 70s Pro,
which is the most comfortable saddle I have ever had (well, after it
broke in).

And second, I had read that the C series took some breaking in, not as
much as the leather saddles, but some. Did you find that true?


Nope, good right out of the box. It's a thick rubber base with a
fabric top bonded to it, so there's really nothing that can break in.
Like all Brooks saddles, though, comfort is very sensitive to saddle
angle.
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Old October 6th 17, 06:38 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
John B.[_3_]
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Default Brooks C17 Saddle

On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:48:09 -0500, Tim McNamara
wrote:

On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:13:03 +0700, John B wrote:

Someone posted about Brooks C17 saddles, but unfortunately I deleted
the post before I got around to answer it.

There seem to be several versions of the "Cambium" saddles, C17, C17s
and C15 which seem to be intended to match the size and shape of the B
series saddles.

Did you find that if, for instance a B17 fitted that the C17 also
fitted?


The shape is closer to the newer B.17s rather than the 20+ yer old ones,
which is what my B.17 is. But the C.17 is very close to my 70s Pro,
which is the most comfortable saddle I have ever had (well, after it
broke in).

And second, I had read that the C series took some breaking in, not as
much as the leather saddles, but some. Did you find that true?


Nope, good right out of the box. It's a thick rubber base with a
fabric top bonded to it, so there's really nothing that can break in.
Like all Brooks saddles, though, comfort is very sensitive to saddle
angle.


Yes, I had looked at them but here, at least, the price is a bit off
putting, about 3 to 5 times what one can buy a very nice saddle that
is not labeled "Brooks" for :-(

On the over hand, if one amortizes it over 40 years...
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Cheers,

John B.

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Old October 7th 17, 01:35 AM posted to rec.bicycles.tech
Tim McNamara
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Default Brooks C17 Saddle

On Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:38:30 +0700, John B wrote:
On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 21:48:09 -0500, Tim McNamara
wrote:

On Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:13:03 +0700, John B
wrote:

Someone posted about Brooks C17 saddles, but unfortunately I deleted
the post before I got around to answer it.

There seem to be several versions of the "Cambium" saddles, C17,
C17s and C15 which seem to be intended to match the size and shape
of the B series saddles.

Did you find that if, for instance a B17 fitted that the C17 also
fitted?


The shape is closer to the newer B.17s rather than the 20+ yer old
ones, which is what my B.17 is. But the C.17 is very close to my 70s
Pro, which is the most comfortable saddle I have ever had (well, after
it broke in).

And second, I had read that the C series took some breaking in, not
as much as the leather saddles, but some. Did you find that true?


Nope, good right out of the box. It's a thick rubber base with a
fabric top bonded to it, so there's really nothing that can break in.
Like all Brooks saddles, though, comfort is very sensitive to saddle
angle.


Yes, I had looked at them but here, at least, the price is a bit off
putting, about 3 to 5 times what one can buy a very nice saddle that
is not labeled "Brooks" for :-(


True of all Brooks saddles. I bought my C.17s on eBay, closeout sales
and used so I paid much less than MSRP.
 




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