Posted by: audaxing | April 1, 2011

Holey Saddle

My loverly Brooks B17 saddle has been attacked with a Stanley knife and drill and now has a central hole to relieve perineum pressure and laces to hold in the sides

B17 with a channel cut in the middle

B17 with a channel cut in the middle

B17 side view showing lacing holes

B17 side view showing lacing holes

It’s not the tidiest job you will ever see…

B17 Top view showing lacing inside the saddle

B17 Top view showing lacing inside the saddle

Thanks to Paul for the idea to do this in the the first place and encouragement and top tips.

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  1. […] did a bit of research and then attacked my broken in B17. As it costs £150 to replace and takes a few weeks to break in properly this was a bold move. […]

  2. […] Brooks B17. Modified. […]

  3. hey there- i am looking to do this to my brooks b17 also- how did yours hold up after you made the cut?

    • Seven years (well nearly) it is still going strong. I did another one in the same way and that was fine too

      • thanks for your reply- mine is slated for the chopping block


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