I think Tom has got a very good point here, a stone with a hole drilled in it sound much better than a Brooks Pro any day of the week.
Tom, your wisdom is unquestioned in my book.
I have always thrown out (read:given/sold to somebody else) those Brooks pro, etc. saddles.
Unica Saddle rider since 1973 and I haven't looked back, (thats a long freakin time). Nels Cone Seattle WA
BTW, when those other boat anchors somewhat disquised as saddles (i.e., Turbos) came out, had to give them the boot as well. Unicas and my butt bones must be the same astrological sign or something similar.
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 17:30:51 -0400
> Subject: [CR] Someone recently asked about breaking in a recalcitrant Brooks saddle. Here is an Oldie But Goodie method from years gone by
> Step by step instructions of "How to Soften a Brooks Saddle" - taken > from a British
> cycling club magazine.
> 1. Take saddle and a large stone.
> 2. Place both saddle and stone in a large saucepan.
> 3. Fill with water.
> 4. Bring to boil.
> 5. Simmer for 6 hours.
> 6. Pour water away.
> 7. Throw saddle away.
> 8. Drill hole in stone and fix to seatpost.
> Tom Sanders
> Lansing, MI USA