My efforts to balance bike life with the rest of life are pretty much spinning wildly out of control right now, but that's how it is and in the meantime, I've been trying to sort out my new Brooks B17 on the short rides I'm able to manage. I'm a newb to Brooks and I gotta say that I'm not feelin much love. One the one hand, there's something that feels really good about the structure and shape and material that you don't get from synthetics. But right now, that stuff is all way secondary to the discomfort. I can't seem to find the position that works for me.
In the position shown here, I slide down the slick surface and end up on the nose. Not a good feeling, and I have to continually push myself back:
When I adust the angle one notch back to this position, the front of the saddle puts serious hurtful pressure on my appliances:
Maybe my seatpost adjustment isn't fine enough and there's a sweet spot somewhere in between. Maybe the saddle just flat doesn't fit me. If so, maybe one of the 500 other Brooks models will fit better? Hmmm, which one. Maybe I need more break-in time, but that's a scary, painful thought.
Should I go back to Two Wheel Transit, where I bought it and ask for help, or should I write it off as a lesson learned and eBay it out while it's still in good shape.
Not sure about the whole deal. Advice?