Brooks Cambium

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mnichols
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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby mnichols » 12 Oct 2015, 8:59pm

Just finished a 26 day, 2300 mile tour on my Cadmium and it was comfortable from start to finish, although it is showing signs of wear

Young@Heart
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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby Young@Heart » 13 Oct 2015, 4:03pm

What are they like in wet and rain?

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby Heltor Chasca » 13 Oct 2015, 4:09pm

Young@Heart wrote:What are they like in wet and rain?


Fantastic! As the cotton soaks up some water which makes your bum wet when you first perch. Other than that there's no maintenance and it's pretty grippy when wet too...b

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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby pwa » 13 Oct 2015, 4:14pm

georgew wrote:
simonineaston wrote: The top was soft enough in the morning to have sagged quite badly after I got off it the next day in spite of being quoted as waterproof (from the GB website, "...saddle top is made of thick, natural vegetable tanned leather that has been pre-softened and waterproofed." The top is a curious combination of thick and pliable and seems to feel like it has neither the flexability of say a B17, nor the ability to resist sagging of say a Team Pro... I have rather lost confidence in the Menthe - a saddle that appears to have a bit of an identity crisis. I haven't altogether given up on it, though - it now resides on my Brompton.
Its profile is somewhat restored, having tightened the nose adjustment bolt, which was very loose after the first trip away - whether it was tight enough, when it arrived with me, I don't know - I didn't check it...


Well....yes...there's waterproofing and "waterproofing" I suppose.
I'm afraid any leather saddle or any leather is going to react in that way to being soaked as it is the nature of leather. I'm not sure that it's entirely fair to blame one particular make of saddle though. I hope it comes right for you as they are pricey objects. Given that the leather top can be removed, would it be worth enquiring whether it could be replaced?


Yes, when I bought a GB saddle from Spa I noticed a small rip (2mm) in the leather by a "rivet" after the first ride. Spa took it back and sent it to GB, where a new top was put on free of charge. I don't know how they will view your problem, but it is worth asking.

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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby Young@Heart » 13 Oct 2015, 7:04pm

That's good to hear, it was the grippyness I was worried about as I've had some nightmares on plastic saddles!!

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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby mnichols » 29 Nov 2015, 7:35pm

Currently £81 in the wiggle sale

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Heltor Chasca
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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby Heltor Chasca » 29 Nov 2015, 7:47pm

mnichols wrote:Currently £81 in the wiggle sale


Which is £1 more than my lbs sold mine to me for!

Good spot though. It's a fantastic saddle.

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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby mnichols » 29 Nov 2015, 8:51pm

You have a very good lbs

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Re: Brooks Cambium

Postby Heltor Chasca » 29 Nov 2015, 9:25pm

mnichols wrote:You have a very good lbs


...and he has a good customer who bought a whole bike off him