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  1. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    beautiful bike! The saddle looks great on it,...

    beautiful bike! The saddle looks great on it, too!
    Way to go dachshund!
  2. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    dachshund, re: the slipperiness of the saddle:...

    dachshund,

    re: the slipperiness of the saddle: I don't know if anyone else experienced this, but, even with the proofhide--my saddle was slippery for about the first 100 miles. Now, it's perfect!...
  3. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    You sure can! I have a brooks b17 on my...

    You sure can! I have a brooks b17 on my beater/commuter bike (this bike cost me $7.00 at a yard sale, well, actually it cost me nothing b/c some friends of mine purchased this bike for me as a...
  4. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    Quillfred: the seat dimples indicate that the...

    Quillfred: the seat dimples indicate that the saddle is breaking into my sit bone shape and will become more comfortable as time goes on b/c the saddle is my shape. So far, I find the Team Pro S to...
  5. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    got dimples!

    Hey all...a silly but exciting thing happened today--my brooks saddle now has dimples from my sit bones! they are small--but I feel like I hit some brooks saddle milestone, to coin a phrase.
  6. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    mimitabby; beautiful bike! I see why it is...

    mimitabby; beautiful bike! I see why it is tough to wait! will you put the brooks saddle on it?

    farrellcollie: re: the team pro s, I feel the same way--the more I ride it the more I can't...
  7. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    congrats on the purchase! look foward to the...

    congrats on the purchase! look foward to the next chapter.

    farrellcollie: how's the clipless adventure going?
  8. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    farrellcollie: I understand. we have some real...

    farrellcollie: I understand. we have some real rough patches out this way, too. I definately see why you want to try the sprung saddle. After I responded to your question, I went out to the store...
  9. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    The only disadvantages is the pressure on the...

    The only disadvantages is the pressure on the soft tissue because of the riding position on a road bike with the handlebars set below the saddle. I believe, based mostly on my experience, that this...
  10. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    mimi and farrell: a friend of mine has been...

    mimi and farrell:

    a friend of mine has been riding brooks saddles for many years and told me the slippery feeling goes away. For him, he said it took anywhere in between 100-200 miles.

    I am...
  11. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    not odd at all...I have the same experience with...

    not odd at all...I have the same experience with the brooks. It disappears when I am riding. I've never experienced that before on any type of bike. some soft tissue pain--that is disappearing, now,...
  12. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    farrellcollie, had to set my team pro s the...

    farrellcollie,

    had to set my team pro s the same as you have set up the b17 (with the nose slightly tilted down).

    do you spend time in the drops?
  13. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    I am a new brooks user, here's my experience (for...

    I am a new brooks user, here's my experience (for what it is worth):
    interestingly enough, I discovered that the mens B17 and the Team Pro S have the same width (170). I returned the B17 b/c of...
  14. Thread: Brooks Saddles

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    Quillfred, I first ordered the men's B17 Champion...

    Quillfred, I first ordered the men's B17 Champion because I was concerned about my thigh rubbing. The B17 hurt my soft tissue. I ended up with the Team Pro S, same width as the B17 men's but wider...
  15. Thread: Brooks Saddles

    by stella
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    i am a new brooks user. any of you ever use...

    i am a new brooks user. any of you ever use neatsfoot oil to "soften" the leather? I am thinking about it, but am not sure. I don't want to ruin it, I have the team pro S.

    thanks!
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