Pictures taken of the Brooks B72 just before its first application of proofide. The saddle came off an old 70’s Raleigh Sport that my mom found in Oklahoma. It’s a little dry but not brittle. It looks like the tensioning bolt has never been touched. The first proofide went on January 2, 2016. That one was fairly heavy, top & underside. I did another light application on January 6. After that I put it on my JC Higgins 3-Speed, Frank the Tank, and started tentatively riding it around the neighborhood. Once I tensioned the saddle a tiny bit it started to feel great, and I’ve done very little to it since. I’ve continued to ride it and have not noticed any deleterious effects thus far. It does flair out a bit along the sides, so I’m thinking of punching some holes and lacing it. Still not sure about that, though.


Author: GoodToBLee

I live in Portland, Maine. I read a lot, I bike a lot. I have too many hobbies and I'm trying to cool out on that. I have a constant stream of consciousness going on in my mind, and oftentimes I find it picks up a theme. Sometimes it really runs with that theme and it will become a part of my life to one extent or another. I'm going to try to write about that, whatever that may prove to mean.

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