Monday, January 3, 2011
Brooks Flyer Saddle Adjustment
After about 5,500 miles on the Books Flyer Saddle, I noticed that it was more than well broken in.
It was starting to sag a little too much. It was becoming a little less comfortable.
It was time to try an adjustment.
I was a little apprehensive to make the adjustment after reading a few articles. But, I had adjusted my old Ideale saddle with great results, so I thought that I would give adjusting the Brooks a try. The worst thing that could happen was that I would ruin it. And I would pay the price of stupidity by not only purchasing a new one but paying the price of having to break a new one in.
Enter the new Brooks wrench.
I purchased a brooks wrench to do the job. With care, I gave the adjustment nut a quarter turn and noticed the leather coming back to shape. I continued to make the adjustment a quarter turn at a time. After about 4 quarter turns the leather looked much better with the sag removed.
I did a quick test ride and the saddle seems like new.
Posted by sws at 1/03/2011