The other thing I swapped out was the seat. The brooks was a nice touch on the bike, but for whatever reason, it gave me trouble. Personal trouble. Down under. Perhaps I just didn't ride it long enough, but I wasn't seeing any change in the leather and the springs weren't really activating, maybe because I wasn't heavy enough or sitting upright enough. I put on a $30 bontrager saddle that works beautifully (and is less than half the weight, which actually has made a difference in maneuvering the bike around my office/elevators/stairs). I transferred the brooks to my folding bike, on which the springs work wonders since I'm bolt-upright on that thing.
|A saddle is an especially personal matter...|