RE: [CR]Snow Proof on leather saddles?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 08:51:10 -0600
To: "'Classic Rendezvous'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: "Mark Stonich" <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>
Subject: RE: [CR]Snow Proof on leather saddles?
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At 3/7/2007 07:22 AM -0500, Ken Freeman wrote:
>If the sagging of an expensive and critical component, a favorite saddle, is
>a risk, why would you take it if you don't have to? In other words, why
>would you use anything other than what Brooks recommended as a dressing on a
>Brooks saddle? That means use Proofide, not neatsfoot, Snoseal, Snow Proof,
>motor oil, Wesson oil, or anything else.
>
>If the saddle as new does not have adequate comfort, you really shouldn't
>ride it for "ever" to force it to break in. If the shape or dimensions are
>wrong for you, break=in won't change that, and softening is just likely to
>move the pressure points to places you don't want tthem, like the perineum
>rather than the ischial tuberosities.

Well put. Brooks has had 151 years to get this sorted out.

Mark Stonich;
Minneapolis Minnesota
http://mnhpva.org
http://bikesmithdesign.com