Brooks 'Seat sandwich' material?

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by Jasper Janssen, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. I know converter plates exist that together with a longer bolt will allow
    you to use double rail Brooks saddles with a modern micro-adjust seatpost,
    essentially using the existing clamp on the bottom of the bottom rail and
    the top of the top rail, with the plate between to avoid crushing them
    together. Does anyone know if there are multiple versions of these, and in
    which materials? My high-end semi-local BS knows only of a plastic one
    which is apparently not always strong enough, which means it's almost
    certainly not strong enough for me. Do any of these exist in alu or (even
    better) steel?

    Or should I just go with the traditional post & clamp? The serrations on
    the traditional clamps often have difficulty securing the rotation of the
    saddle when I hit a particularly hard bump, although the Brooks one I have
    on another bike is much better than most.

    Jasper
     
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  2. Per Jasper Janssen:
    >My high-end semi-local BS knows only of a plastic one
    >which is apparently not always strong enough, which means it's almost
    >certainly not strong enough for me. Do any of these exist in alu or (even
    >better) steel?


    I've got a couple of alu ones for use on the B72s.

    Problem I had was that the saddle wires kept breaking under MTB use.

    Rode the same Books B72 on the road, however, for at least five years with no
    problem.
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    PeteCresswell
     
  3. Andy M-S

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  4. Király

    Király Guest

    The Brooks seat sandwich I use seems to be made of brass. I got it
    second hand so I have now idea how old it might be.

    K.
     
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