Re: [CR]Brooks saddles

(Example: Production Builders:Teledyne)

From: <NortonMarg@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 27 Dec 2003 19:54:51 EST
Subject: Re: [CR]Brooks saddles
To: jtperry@worldnet.att.net, vintagespoke@earthlink.net, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 12/27/03 1:43:42 PM Pacific Standard Time, jtperry@worldnet.att.net writes:
> Oil first, then tap w/ ball of ball peen hammer. Or you WILL crack her.
> Start w/ light taps and as she "breaks in" increase force. But never wail
> on
> her. A good half hour will do wonders. Double time if she is still
> recalcitrant.
>

Definitely never hammer on a dry saddle! Less than 3 minutes should do the trick, even under a minute is usually plenty. Cover with a towel or rag to keep from marking the leather. This also speeds the break in of plastic base saddles.

I always used to do this in the back of the shop where the customers couldn't
see!
Stevan Thomas
Alameda, CA