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5/3/14 8:09 P

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Thx for your feedback!

I also posted to my bike club...MANY big Brooks fans among them, some love the Flyer, some mention the B-72 which also has springs.

When all is said & done, I think I'm going to stick with the B-17 and keep 'er simple.

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5/3/14 2:41 P

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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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5/1/14 9:40 A

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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.

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5/1/14 8:25 A

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I've read so much praise for the Brooks Saddles for long-distance cycling that I'm very close to purchasing one.

Problem is I can't decide between the B17:

www.amazon.com/dp/B0010AHVH4/

or the Flyer (which I see does have some springs which might increase the comfort of the ride I suppose):

www.amazon.com/dp/B000WN2R1K/

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!

Don

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