Stylocycle’s Blog


By the way: Brooks Saddle Update.
April 19, 2009, 2:01 am
Filed under: commute by bike

Two weeks in with full use of the new saddle. I have to say that it’s the most comfortable seat I have ever had. I have a policy about shoes: always leather, and with leather soles whenever possible.

I have always spent “too much” on my shoes, and been happy to wear consignment shop clothes, but maintain that I have to be able to use my feet for the rest of my life.

The Bicycle saddle is the same deal. I love the way the leather shapes to each individual person’s anatomy — just a like a good shoes shapes itself to one’s own foot. I am also lovely the gentle spring in the seat — which takes a load off my lower spine. Seeing as I have bad back problems secondary to a car accident when I was a kid, protecting my lower back from undue shock is really important.

I have a fitted saddle cover so that if it ever looks like there may be rain I can cover up the leather, and I do fully expect that many years from now people will be admiring the patina of the very old seat on the ‘old fashioned’ bike.

ps: I noted today that it is the Blue Beauty’s birthday and in the year since I bought her, I have ridden 10 out of the 12 months, only putting her away for December (when I was being a homebody) and January (when we had over a meter of snow on the ground and -30 temps).

Happy riding, everyone!

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