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by WrightsW5
25 Nov 2020, 7:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New saddle advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: New saddle advice?

Makes sense to me but tell that to my car seats!!!! Talk about sticky in the heat! Many leathers, and almost all car seats, are coated so non-absorbant. Yes, this breathing leather thing never makes much sense to me. I have never worn them (honest!) but aren't leather trousers supposed to be very s...
by WrightsW5
24 Nov 2020, 8:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New saddle advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: New saddle advice?

Remember leather was once skin, designed for sweat to pass through and evaporate.
by WrightsW5
23 Nov 2020, 12:25pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New saddle advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: New saddle advice?

Did anyone mention saddle height in relation to handlebar height (not just riding position)? The higher the saddle, the narrower a saddle can be.
by WrightsW5
22 Nov 2020, 10:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New saddle advice?
Replies: 61
Views: 1557

Re: New saddle advice?

If a saddle is of a constant material, then you have to be compatible with it, unlike something such as leather that adapts to you.
by WrightsW5
8 Nov 2020, 8:45pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Saddle for a re-starter
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Saddle for a re-starter

Fairly upright, maybe a Brooks B66/B67?
by WrightsW5
24 Oct 2020, 6:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Spa Nidd Saddle - How to (rapidly) break in.
Replies: 19
Views: 1284

Re: Spa Nidd Saddle - How to (rapidly) break in.

As kylecycler said, them Selle Italia leather saddles. My Storica was comfortable out of the box, and got better as I rode it, brilliant saddle. I have no experience of the others in the range, nor any info whether they still make them?
by WrightsW5
23 Oct 2020, 12:46pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

I have found the Team Pro Classic a good tough saddle, based on the B17 Competition (not the B17 Champion), unfortunately yet another one that 'Brooks' has stopped making as Selle Royal switches over to them rubber things made in Italy. They even make a rubber B67 now! So the only Team Pro Classics ...
by WrightsW5
21 Oct 2020, 10:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

If you look around the internet and can find instructive comments that originated in bygone decades, or saddle experts in the present day, saddles should only be proofided on the "finished side", as the instructions on this vintage tin show, https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/img_0743-j...
by WrightsW5
21 Oct 2020, 12:06pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Price of Chains
Replies: 51
Views: 1985

Re: Price of Chains

Should they cost more because of all the processes involved in making them, or less because machines are churning them out by the hundreds of thousands of links?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8j5-dC6_x8
by WrightsW5
21 Oct 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

At squeek points I would heat the Proofide tin slightly to liquify it and dip a fine artist brush in and put some where I need it. Do the heating outside if possible if the fumes would affect you. I would never proofide a saddle underside if for a bike with mudguards.
by WrightsW5
19 Oct 2020, 12:55am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67
Replies: 21
Views: 810

Re: Brooks B17 Versus their Flyer / 67

For me nowadays i'd get a Flyer instead of a B17, in the past it would have been the lighter B17. What i'd actually get and have now on one of my bikes is a Brooks B73 type layout saddle, except mine is a Middlemore B3, and it's on a track frame bike. I find I can have a sprung saddle on a race-like...
by WrightsW5
20 Sep 2020, 5:10pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hercules, Any Info?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Hercules, Any Info?

Still made in India. I like the roadsters,

https://hercules.in/hercules-roadsters/
by WrightsW5
20 Sep 2020, 12:06am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Hills near Coventry
Replies: 13
Views: 449

Re: Hills near Coventry

21 miles to Henley, then see how many times you can go up and down Liverage Hill.
by WrightsW5
24 Jun 2020, 3:59pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying my first Brooks
Replies: 51
Views: 1784

Re: Buying my first Brooks

Ideale are back! That's a big surprise!

Anyone with piles of money and into saddles, please bring back Middlemore, especially if you are from the Middlemore family.
by WrightsW5
24 Jun 2020, 1:18am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Buying my first Brooks
Replies: 51
Views: 1784

Re: Buying my first Brooks

John and reohn :D

Yes, no-one can know for definate, however good someone else says a saddle is, until they experience it themselves.