When is a Brooks saddle buggered?
My saddle caused me so much pain towards the end of my last trip I thought it was finally time for a new one. It did me well for many miles. It was a Brooks B17 Ladies saddle. This time I’ve gone for the Imperial version with the cut-out with the hope it’ll relieve a little pressure.
So here’s a little photographic comparison between a brand new Brooks saddle and one that been toured on for 36,000km plus a few thousand more riding in the UK and commuting. (i.e. ~24,000miles).
It’s true I didn’t look after my saddle well (you don’t need to tell me) although I tended not to leave it out in the rain. I could have used proofide more often. By the time I needed to tighten the saddle, the bolt had rusted on and I just never got round to doing anything more about it when I was in West Africa.
I’ll be taking much better care of this one…