On 2009-08-16, at 3:13 PM, Mark Garvey wrote:
> The REAL trick with a Brooks is to rub it with Proofhide (also a
> Brooks product) and I use a sparing amount of Neets foot oil, even
> though Brooks DOES NOT recommend it. You don't want to SOAK the
> thing, just get a little into the leather!
Or, plan B, is Obenhauf's (I think it is a hair cheaper, and I think
it is made in America, if that matters to you). When I first get the
Brooks saddle, I slather it in Obenhauf's, and leave it on a rack on
top of the furnace overnight to heat it and soak it in. I did another
reapplication today on the bike, in the sun and heat (90 degrees) with
a clear plastic bag over the saddle.