I've had several Brooks saddles and highly recommend them. Either model is good. The B-17 is the old standard and less expensive than the Flyer. Proofin is nothing more than applying Proofide to the bottom and top of the saddle. Some saddles come with a small tin of Proofide. Once the saddle is broken in to your individual butt, it's heavenly riding. How long it takes to brake in is very individual. Good luck!!
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ZURICHMAN owns one, I believe. In other discussions I've had with him, he had great praise for his Brooks saddle. I've been tempted, too, but the one (women's) I saw that I liked best was quite expensive (for my budget). I'm anxiously waiting for a shipment of a Terry Butterfly saddle, which my bike shop guy said he thinks I'll like. When I mentioned that I was thinking about a Brooks, my bike shop guy said that Brooks saddles require a lengthy break-in period (he said something like 1,000 miles). ZURICHMAN disagreed with that, however.
Anyone out there with some Brooks experience / knowledge to help point me one way or the other?
Another Brooks question is regarding the care & treatment of these leather saddles as I've read something about "proofing" the saddle with leather dressing...any tips about this would be appreciated also. I'm hoping this isn't too big a hassle or that there isn't too much extra precautions involved with this type of saddle.
Thx, in advance!
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