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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: squeaky brooks saddle Reply with quote

has anyone had a problem with a really squeaky brooks saddle? Do I need to tighten that bolt?
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if the saddle is low in tension, which would cause it to sag. If you tighten an already-tight saddle, fibers will break and you will shorten its life.

Squeaks and creaks come from metal to metal movement and flexing without lubrication. Turn the bike upside down, and drip oil or Boeshield into the junctions between the rails and the cantle (rear piece), and where the rails enter the yoke in the front. Get the parts of the rails that are clamped in the seatpost, too.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't tighten the bolt on the nose of your Brooks... that's not the solution (or the problem).

I second LarryG's advice... grease those rails good and I bet the creaks go away...
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will grease.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

muMutha'ucka's still squeaking. I put grease on all the parts on the top of the seat post as well as the rails of the saddle.
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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcrib wrote:
muMutha'ucka's still squeaking. I put grease on all the parts on the top of the seat post as well as the rails of the saddle.


Grease won't migrate into the offending interfaces. Use oil.
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use some Phil tenacious oil.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:37 am    Post subject: squeaky brooks saddle Reply with quote

I think Ive broken 2 tensioning bolts on one of my B17 saddles, to be fair it has done about 45,000KMs. They do break occasionally, not that hard to fix. I went to Abbotsford Cycles just last week, they put the new one on while I stood there. My saddle is very loose so easy to replace the bolt.

I figure even parts of a Brooks saddle wear out.

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