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You can do so! I had a 5 year long break from cycling. Then one day I decided I'll resume cycling. On the first day of resuming cycling, I rode 2 kilometers. On the second day, I rode 15 kilometers. On the third day, I rode 22 kilometers. Two weeks after starting riding, I rode 45 kilometers. All of these kilometer numbers were from a bicycle that had no ...


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Edit: As discussed in the comments, I assume that OP is allowed to take a total of 2 hours of breaks, not that the ride (moving time) itself must be shorter than 2 hours. A 30km/h average speed over 60km would be challenging even for an experienced rider on good (but public) roads on a road bike. It sounds like you are in quite a good shape. You should ...


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I have a B17, and then all my other saddles are basically rigid carbon frames with a thin gel pad and a thin sheet of leather stretched tightly over the thing. Those saddles dont flex.The Brooks does flex. It will conform a little to your butt eventually. It is impossible to know when. The key is to mess around a little with your saddle position to find ...


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I used 2 Lacrosse balls to speed the indentations for my sit bones. Apply pressure with a clamp.


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If the bike shop knows what they are doing, this might be the saddle position that gives you the best riding position. In this case, you have to choose between comfortable position and minimizing the risk of breaking saddle rails. Moving the saddle forward will put more weight on your arms and less room. Another odd thing in the saddle position is that it is ...


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Saddles are always removable from the seatpost or, in some cases, the seat mast. I am not aware of any arrangements where the saddle is made in one piece with a seatpost or equivalent part. Because saddles are extremely personal, and even a rider's own saddle preference can change over time, it seems unlikely that there are such construction arrangements - I ...


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(Saddle) rails is the correct term. They are part of the saddle/seat. I’m not aware of any saddle where they are replaceable. You might be able to bend the rails back but it could compromise stability. Considering a new saddle only costs a couple of euros I’d just replace it. For a crash to bend the rails like that it takes quite some force. I recommend a ...


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I finally found the root cause after confirming the issue with the bicycle store. Also, I thank, @Andrew Henle for helping me out in finding the issue. There are two reasons for my shorts being damaged with this brooks saddle. My left leg is seaming inwards (arch is dropping inwards) while pedalling which is the reason, my left thigh is constantly touching ...


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