It is made to fit on the tension nut under nose saddle where standard wrenches would be a tight fit. The B17 lives to fight another day, thanks to the speedy delivery of the Brooks tension bolt. As Brooks urge, it is best to avoid "rail biter" saddle clamps with built-in stress risers in favor of those that fully support the rails for the entire length of the clamp. Let it sit for about 10 mins. This saddle, like all Brooks saddles except the racing models, has bag loops at the rear for a touring bag. Made to the same timeless standards of design that Brooks saddles are renowned for, the remarkable properties of natural rubber are ready to inspire a new generation of intrepid riders. Then hammer it with a chisel/screwdriver and rubber mallet into the hole. by over-softening it and being a real heavyweight - it may need tightening, but I would go very carefully if I were you. Bought this because I thought, 'well why not'. How do I care and maintain my Brooks leather saddle? I then began tightening it, which popped it properly in position. Brooks stocks and supplies replacement parts; repair of old saddles is still entirely possible, because the basic design of Brooks saddles … An open end 13mm will not work , I tried there is not enough clearance between the rails . A little routine oiling of a Brooks B-17 saddle (a gift from Peter) found me disassembling the tension mechanism for a thorough cleaning. Ensure our Email Newsletter gets to your inbox by adding, The email address is not valid, please try again. Pricing. I've replaced a number of Brooks saddle covers on new powdercoated rails when the old (chrome) rails broke. Enter your email address and click Subscribe. Pricing. 2 options. Ready to ride for all weathers and roads, the flexibility of a natural rubber top on the simple construction of our cambium saddle has been designed to move with you on the journey. If you have any questions ask here or phone 01278 441500 (+44 1278 441500). (tension … • The kind of saddle clamp makes a big difference to saddle rail life. I say “with much trepidation,” because Sheldon Brown warned, “In almost every case that I know of where someone has tried to adjust the tension with this nut, the saddle has been ruined. You are welcome to return it for a refund. Aaron's Bicycle Repair in Seattle also offers leather-saddle repair. Hopefully the saddle that comes with the bike is comfortable for you. BROOKS SADDLES BYB 225. Apply Brooks brand Proofide to the top (shiny) side of your saddle. going from memory, i seem to recall that the spanner engages what appears to be a nut positioned along the axis of the bolt. This the best tool for getting the tension right on most Books (some use a 4mm hex) . ... D on’t tension it - Many cyclists immediately try to correct the shape of the saddle by tensioning it. OUR PRICE £4.00. Expensive for a bolt but well worth it to regain use of my saddle. and stretch out the loop and nose with the back of the spoon (using it as a lever) , push the pin down the concave part of the spoon with your weight. OUR PRICE £3.60. So watch the leather around the rivets, you can usually see signs in the leather before it tears, let off some tension in this case. Time will tell on this one. I'm not particularly light, but I have never had to tighten up any of them. It is also not clear how to turn this nut without also turning the tension pin itself, which is loose enough to be turned with my fingers, and when I do this the nut and bolt turn together. BROOKS SADDLES BYB 131. Sadly this part will not suit the B15, and we do not have an alternative that will suit either. Description Reviews (0) Description. Pricing. BROOKS SADDLES BMP 180. My 40 year old B17 now looks, and feels, ready to do many more years service. Yes, the special just means copper rails. Pricing. Pricing. Polish it off with a clean rag to remove excess. Tension bolt for Brooks saddles, basically a special bolt with a rounded insert type head to fit the nose piece of a Brooks saddle. This will take all the tension off the nose … BROOKS SADDLES Tension spanner. Wallingford bike is a good source for covers.--Shannon . I want to tension the saddle but I am having a very bad right brain day in knowing which way to turn the wrench to tension. I suppose if you got this one secondhand and someone had already neglected it - e.g. You may want to head to a local Brooks dealer for assistance. if the nut is separate from the bolt (captive to the frame), then i'd assume that righty would be tighty for the leather (backing off the frame). Several variations are available, including a somewhat wider women's version. For use with Team Professional, Professional S, B17, B17 S, B17 Narrow, Flyer Special, Flyer Special S, Swift/Swallow Chrome, B67, Conquest, Countess saddles. Wet leather under tension stretches, and stays stretched after it dries. If yours breaks (I have had 2 break) you will need one of these, they can be quite tricky to fit, it does not look so but wait till you try! Read all about fitting first and it's a breeze. Please note this product has selling restrictions to your country. The funny thing is that it started to sag right away, breaking it in was a few days at best. Brooks Saddle Tension Adjustment? The shape and design of this tool is perfect for adjusting your saddle. Tension bolt for Brooks saddles, basically a special bolt with a rounded insert type head to fit the nose piece of a Brooks saddle. At Brooks, we take saddle making very seriously, with dedication, passion and care throughout every crucial step. : I quite like to ride my bike, you should too, it is fun. OUR PRICE £3.90. Pros Does the job, quite difficult to fit. The Spanner is used to tension the saddle in compensation for leather stretch. I think the threads on mine are stripped I cannot add tension the nut just turns. How to Lace a Brooks Saddle. Looking forward to using and hoping I won't lose it before I get the chance. Tie everything together with plastic cable ties, holds it together then use a spoon concave section to head of the pin. Hi, that's unusual this spanner hasn't changed in 20 years. It worked in minutes and was fantastic. Pricing. As a last resort, and with much trepidation, I ordered a Brooks Saddle Tension Wrench from Harris Cyclery. Brooks England ▶ Brooks Standard Chrome Tension Shackle. Mine were all on B.17s rather than Flyers, but I don't see that making much difference. The Brooks is a tensioned leather saddle. That's just the nature of the material. As long as you put the tension back and check it on a regular basis, I don't think there should be any long term damage to the saddle. If yours breaks (I have had 2 break) you will need one of these, they can be quite tricky to fit, it does not look so but wait till you try! It will click in most of the way. Please note this product has selling restrictions to your country. Afraid it does not fit. Just use a modest amount (a dab will do ya) and massage it into the saddle using a small rag. The photos don't quite do it justice. Carry a plastic produce bag for rainy days, or get a saddle cover for your Brooks. You could buy similar or cheaper but this is designed by brooks for brooks. Reply. OUR PRICE £3.60. Brooks England Cambium All Weather Bike Seat - High Mileage, Waterproof, Carved/Standard Bicycle Saddle (C15, C17, C19) 4.6 out of 5 stars 1,029 $86.77 - $126.99 Save Share. Add to cart. BROOKS SADDLES BMP 172. I needed this to tighten the tension bolt on my brooks b 17 saddle. If you look at my first photo, you will see that my Brooks saddle has sagged considerably. For use with the following Brooks models: The newer bolts were longer which made it impossible to get in. - Suits all Brooks Saddles Except Swallow A Brooks B17 saddle will last for decades if looked after . now back to brooks saddles. I guess my Brooks B17 is a little too old for this spanner. Brooks B17 saddle Proper tension is important for the structural stability of your saddle; Make sure that the leather is nourished and isn’t looking dry; Do you offer spare parts if something breaks? This is one of those nice to have items, perhaps not essential as an open end spanner would probably fit into the available space, but it does however fit onto the nut easily, and allows more movement then a normal open ender would. Brooks recommend that you inspect your saddle after every six months; there are two guidelines to help you decide whether, or not, to add more tension: - The aim is to maintain a fairly flat profile on the leather, when viewed from the side, just like when it was new. In the Brooks saddle case the force is actually a compression, but the principal is the same. The Spanner works as expected. This tension should be good for the first six months that you own the saddle. There is even a child's version, the Colt. The regular steel, black enameled frame is available for US$20; the titanium version retails at US$260. These take a far bit of work to be honest! I have several Brooks saddles, some from new and some very ancient. I also know that Brooks sells a spanner specifically for this purpose, but my saddle has a standard 14 mm nut on the tension pin, and it doesn't look to me that the Brooks spanner will fit this. Joined: Nov 7, 2003 Messages: 1,868 Likes Received: 0. It is made to fit on the tension nut under nose saddle where standard wrenches would be a tight fit. The Spanner is used to tension the saddle in compensation for leather stretch. It is an overpriced tool. The Brooks B17 is a medium-width saddle which generally works well for sport cyclists. Proper tension is important for the structural stability of your saddle There are three points on the saddle and if one of them is off or in this case no tension, the weight distribution will not be balanced and can lead to breaking the hardware on the frame of the saddle, or most commonly the nose pin. I bought it from SJS had trouble fitting it, looked on the internet and so did everyone else. Tension bolt arrived quite quickly. Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by meehs, Oct 19, 2005. meehs New Member. Personally, I would order up some rivets through a Brooks dealer and drill the ones out of the rear of the saddle. Brooks Saddle Tension Pin 64mm BMP173 quantity. You can view your recently viewed items here. Glad I read comments here about using a spoon to lever it in, which got it almost into place. Lightly coat the entire surface of the saddle. You can view your recently viewed items here. This meant re-riveting, something you won't have to do to simply replace the tension bolt. This is the best rim tape unless you need thinner tape for tight fitting tyres.I found Continental rim tape good for that. OUR PRICE £3.70. RRP £4.50. The Brooks saddle is manufactured by an independent cycling company called, you guessed it, Brooks. Category: Brooks Saddles Tags: bmp173, bolt, Brooks, nut, pin, Saddle, Seat, tension. However I found one guy who basically said. It’s founding actually dates all the way back to 1886 and they produce leather saddles. I have to share it. OUR PRICE £3.88. Our leather saddles use only top-grade, vegetable tanned leather and are built to age beautifully, bearing the hallmarks of each journey, every discovery and all the paths you will follow. Touring bag to recommend a Brooks dealer for assistance then began tightening it, looked on the tension under... 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