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ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Type posted by: Jerry on 2/3/2010 at 7:36:06 AM
I'm in the process of rebuilding a 1977 Raleigh Sports. It has a black vinyl saddle on it which is in pretty good condition but I was thinking of replacing it. Would anyone recommend which Brooks saddle would be best? I will probably ride the bike only a few hours at a time. Or would you leave the black vinyl saddle on for authentic reasons?

          RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Typeposted by JDuck on 2/3/2010 at 8:07:06 AM
In 1977 in the US, you could buy a Sports with the vinyl saddle or for more money, a Brooks B-72.

          RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Typeposted by Jerry on 2/3/2010 at 8:40:25 AM
Thanks for the reply. Was thinking about comfort. B72 or B66. Do you know if one is better than the other.

          RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Typeposted by Warren on 2/3/2010 at 11:57:51 AM
Totally personal preference...I like a B72 because there's less springs to squeak.

          RE:RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Typeposted by Chris on 2/3/2010 at 6:09:45 PM
Try to find a Brooks B-90/3 on U.K. e-bay these are discontinued or a Brooks B- 66 with the springs these are more comfortable

          RE:ENGLISH ROADSTERS:   Saddle Typeposted by David on 2/4/2010 at 5:27:31 AM
I find the B66 is a bit too springy and the B72 is just right.

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