Re: [CR]New Brooks Swallow with Ti Rails


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi

Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 20:10:55 -0400
From: Joe Bender-Zanoni <joebz@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]New Brooks Swallow with Ti Rails
To: Sheldon Brown <CaptBike@sheldonbrown.com>, Raoul Delmare <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net>
References: <010a01c377fa$91ae3b70$49f0f50c@C1921978A> <p06001f13bb869ce7f2c9@[10.0.1.5]>


The ultimate saddle that required this drill out treatment was the TTT. The plastic was sooooo stiff. So if you had the alloy rail model and drilled out the plastic- great stuff. I wore the leather off mine with about 50K miles of riding.

JoeB-Z
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: "Sheldon Brown"
To: "Raoul Delmare" ;


<classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>; "Bruce C." <BruceCumberland@comcast.net> Sent: Thursday, September 11, 2003 5:46 PM Subject: Re: [CR]New Brooks Swallow with Ti Rails


> Quoth Raoul Delmare:
>
> >And by the
> >way , cutting away the sides really does reduce the stiffness of the
> >leather "shell" of any leather saddle ( well actually it would do the
> >same for plastic also , wouldn't it ? ) .
>
> I never tried that on a leather saddle, but back in the day, I usedta
> butcher Unicas.
>
> I would drill 'em out like swiss cheese, not so much for weight as to
> make them more flexible and for "breathing" to avoid perspiration
> build up. I also used to scuff up the tops with a hacksaw blade to
> make 'em less slippery.
>
> Sheldon "Wasn't Always A Leather Guy" Brown
> Newtonville, Massachusetts
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