[CR]Brooks Saddle Advice

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Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2008 15:38:20 -0500
From: "Bruce Audino" <uomodiolmo@gmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Brooks Saddle Advice

Hello CR,

I hope this counts as "on topic" as I figured there has to be a higher concentration of Brooks saddle users here than anywhere else possibly on Earth.

I am looking to replace the white San Marco Regal on my daily commuter and city transporter with a nice black Brooks. Why? Because it is not a great saddle for riding in blue jeans and dress slacks and the such and I'm tired of cleaning the darn thing. I am in a toss up between the B17 Special or the Team Professional. I know everyone fits saddles differently, so I am asking in your "general" experience which would be better suited on a steel lugged road frame with drops for comfortable city riding in casual clothes. I am about 5'10 and 160 so I'm pretty skinny and can ride comfortably on narrow saddles. The B17 on Harris is described to be suitable for bars that are at or above seat height and mine are slightly below, which has me leaning towards the Pro. On the other hand, seems that plenty of folks use the B17 on their road bikes. Whaddya think??

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Bruce Audino
New York City, NY