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Why would the tension screw on a Brooks saddle have unscrewed to zero? What negative effects?

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Asked by: Jennifer Johnson

When should I tighten my Brooks saddle?

Quote from video: First make a visual inspection of your saddle to look for signs where the lever may have stretched. Such as sagging lever or any perceivable slackness in the assembly.

How do you fix a Brooks saddle?

Quote from video: Today i'm going to show you how to replace a broken spring on a sprung saddle. First using the spanner unscrew and remove the upper. And lower nut leave to one side for reassembly.

How long does it take to break in a Brooks saddle?

He outlines 13 steps to breaking in a Brooks (or similar leather) saddle. The whole process takes about three to four days. This technique does not work with leather saddles that have a fabric or mesh-like backing on the underside like the Rivet and others.

How do you condition a Brooks saddle?

Quote from video: To protect your saddle from rain and moisture. It is not necessary to polish this off your saddle will stretch that breaks in so it is important to maintain good tension with your comfort.

How do you break in a Brooks saddle fast?

For a Faster Break-in:



Apply Brooks brand Proofide to the top (shiny) side of your saddle. Just use a modest amount (a dab will do ya) and massage it into the saddle using a small rag. Next we’ll use that very same technique to apply Proofide to the underside, yes the underside, of your saddle.

Which way do you turn a Brooks saddle to tighten?

Make an adjustment

  1. – Work from the front of the saddle.
  2. – Use your tensioning spanner.
  3. – Make a ¼ or ½ clockwise turn on the tension pin nut (90° or 180°)
  4. – Please watch to ensure that only the nut turns and the pin itself does not.


Can you recover a Brooks saddle?

Brooks stocks and supplies replacement parts; repair of old saddles is still entirely possible, because the basic design of Brooks saddles has remained the same for decades.

How do you rivet a Brooks saddle?

Quote from video: Until you can see that the head of the rivet has lifted from the top surface of the leather. Now turn the saddle over the right way up and use the pencils to grab the head of a rivet.

Can you replace leather on Brooks saddle?

Leather saddle repair requests can be submitted at www.brooksengland.com using the “Leather Saddle Factory Repair Request” form.

Are Brooks saddles really that comfortable?

Is it comfortable? Surprisingly, it is comfortable because it is so hard. Instead of filling all your crevices with gel pads, which effectively give many more points of friction and cause saddle sores, the Brooks saddles are effectively a very stiff hammock hung from each end.

Are Brooks saddles waterproof?

It’s robust, at almost 5mm thickness, and naturally long-lasting with care and regular waterproofing using our Brooks Proofide. By so doing, the saddle leather will weather and age beautifully, assuring its legendary comfort.

How long does it take to get used to a new saddle?

Start by using the seat no more than one hour each day. It may take a few weeks to get used to the unaccustomed seat pressures. Unless you are a seasoned horseback, motorcycle, or bicycle rider, you should build up to saddle sitting gradually.

What does a broken in Brooks saddle look like?

Quote from video: This is how you know when your saddle is broken. In if you're gonna see this bump in here. Okay like a serious bump you can really feel like a hard bump. Hope you can see it on the gopro.

Can you use Mink Oil on a Brooks saddle?

It is important to keep the saddle well oiled the first month. DO NOT let the saddle dry out. Apply at least 5 coats of Mink Oil during the first week of riding or before and after each ride.

How can I make my saddle more comfortable?

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Are Brooks saddles really that comfortable?

The simple answer is yes! Brooks saddles are widely regarded as some of the most comfortable on the market. That’s owing to the leather build. There’s no chafing, sweat is quickly wicked away and the saddle moulds to its rider over time.

How do you set up a Brooks saddle?

Quote from video: Installing a Brooke saddle is easy to do by yourself first establish which type of seat post you have there are two main types that attach to the saddle by different means with the older more

How do you use Brooks Proofide?

Allow to permeate until dry and then polish off. Also apply Proofide to the underside of the saddle, but leave this coating on to protect against dirt and moisture. It should be used several times during the ‘breaking-in’ period and periodically (3-6 months) thereafter.