Monday, December 28, 2009
Your opinion, please...
One day before too long, my Nishiki commuter is going to get a new saddle. I keep delaying the move for a couple of reasons: the vintage mattress saddle is comfortable and no longer squeaks; my self-imposed bike-budget chill-out is still in effect; and I can't decide which color saddle to get.
I'm 99 percent sure I want a Brooks B67. Maybe a B68. But the question is, black or antique brown?
As you consider, keep in mind it's likely to have shellacked cork grips on the north road bars. The twine grips on there now are fun, but less-than-ideal in terms of comfort and durability -- the stiff shellacked unit keeps cracking and becoming two or three separate mini-grips. Not a big deal, but cork grips would be a maintenance-free solution.
So, all you Lovely Bicycle admirers, chic cyclists and others who know a thing or two about what looks good... black or brown?