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Old June 20th 05, 09:59 PM
Paulmouk
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I have just bought a B17 on recommendation from a friend as a replacement
saddle for my Dawes Galaxy.

On getting home and taking a closer look at the saddle, I notice there is
a very sharp ridge, running along the boundary between the "seat" and
"vertical" areas of the saddle. This ridge is perhaps 0.5 - 1mm, but sharp
enough to cause a slight graze should you scrape it across your skin. It
looks like it could be quite painful on a ride.

This is obviously part of the leather moulding process, but I would like
to know: Is it normal? Will it ease out during the breaking-in period, or
is this a case of poor production? I.e. Should I fit it to the bike &
start applying Proofide and hope that the ridge will disappear during
breaking in, or should I return the saddle to the bike shop?

Any comments from Brooks owners appreciated...

Nick

I have a year old B17.
The 'ridge' is smooth, rounded and very, very slight.
Running my fingernail down the saddle, I can just about get the nail to
catch.
Yours doesn't sound right to me.
Paul


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Old June 20th 05, 10:28 PM
John Horobin
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Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 9:59 PM
Subject: Brooks B17 saddle


I have a year old B17.
The 'ridge' is smooth, rounded and very, very slight.
Running my fingernail down the saddle, I can just about get the nail to
catch.
Yours doesn't sound right to me.
Paul


Just looked at mine- its also smooth on mine, though I'm not sure if this
would actually cause a problem if it wasn't. The B17 is excellent - though
it does need 300+ miles to break in properly I think. Its much more
confortable than those soft gell ones

John


 




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