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Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?(5 posts)

Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?WryBiker
Sep 19, 2003 9:51 AM
I like the traditional leather saddles and was about to purchase a Brooks B-17, when I came across the Champion Flyer. Apparantly it is a B-17 with stiff springs. I know it is heavier, but does the extra comfort make up for the geek look of the springs? I'll be putting it on mid 1980's Cannondale ST500, and I welcome the opinion of anyone who has experience with the B-17 or Flyer.
re: Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?PaulNYC
Sep 19, 2003 10:47 AM
I have one on my fixed gear. It is quite comfortable. More so then my swift. However it does make squeeks which send me hunting around for mechanical problems. Most people admire the saddle. If you're putting it on a ST500, what does it matter if it has a geek look.

I'll end be saying it is very comfortable.
re: Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?WryBiker
Sep 19, 2003 12:18 PM
"If you're putting it on a ST500, what does it matter if it has a geek look." Good point New York Paul, my ST500 is certainly past cool (if it ever was). How annoying were the squeaky springs? That seems like a problem to me. I'm really not worried about the look, but I don't want a squeaky seat ruining a nice quiet ride.
re: Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?PaulNYC
Sep 19, 2003 4:40 PM
The springs are not something you really feel while riding. I have it on a fixed country road bob. The squeek seems to come while pedalling, and is probably indicative of poor form, however I think it is mainly noticable because the drivetrain makes no noise. Probably not an issue on a geared bike.
re: Brooks Champion Flyer - geeky springs?toomanybikes
Sep 23, 2003 10:03 AM
I have one on my MTB. Comfortable and certainly makes people look.

I have no sound at all from the springs.